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  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Scarborough school chief retires early, for personal reasons

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent of Schools David Doyle has resigned as of Friday, Oct. 22, citing personal reasons. He will continue as a consultant to the School Department and be paid his regular salary and benefits through the end of December. "It was personal and time. I thin...

  • Scarborough Charter: Amendments would allow recall of elected officials

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters in November will be asked if they want to approve six amendments to the Town Charter, including changes that would give citizens the ability to recall elected officials and to overrule property sales approved by the Town Council. The amendments would also prohibi...

  • Scarborough School Board: 2 first-time candidates challenge incumbent

    SCARBOROUGH — Two political newcomers are challenging incumbent John Cole for seats on the Board of Education. Retired Marine Bill Armishaw and Aymie Hardesty, a mother of six, say they are ready to take on what promises to be a difficult budget year and how to deal with the aging We...

  • Scarborough Town Council: 6 candidates vie for 3 seats

    SCARBOROUGH — Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Town Council in this year's election. Three of them, including two incumbents, are campaigning for two three-year seats. Three others, including familiar and unfamiliar faces, are seeking to complete the final y...

  • Brunswick School Board: Incumbent Watson faces District 1 challenge

    BRUNSWICK — Only one of the three School Board seats up for grabs this November is contested. Incumbent Byron Watson takes on Rich Ellis in District 1. Brenda Clough in District 2 and incumbent Janet Connors in District 6 are both unopposed. District 1

  • Topsham Planning Board backs marijuana dispensary limits

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously recommended zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries as a conditional use in two parts of town. The amendments, which now go to the Board of Selectmen, define a dispensary and dictate where and when it can oper...

  • Brunswick council sets Nov. 8 hearing on challenge to police station bond

    BRUNSWICK — A public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 8, on a petition to overrule the Town Council's decision to borrow money to purchase property for a new police station. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to schedule the public hearing. The panel passed an ordinance Sept....

  • Topsham referendum: Retroactive cell tower ban goes to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to ban new cellular communications towers in some residential neighborhoods. The ban, retroactive to April 1, was sought by a petition that garnered 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to ref...