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  • Willard Square construction moratorium extended

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday voted unanimously to extend a construction moratorium in the Willard Square neighborhood by 30 days, setting it to expire on Oct. 7. The moratorium was enacted June 6 to give the city breathing room to address the residents' concerns raised ...

  • Parking at ever-growing SMCC a 'nightmare'

    Rideshare program, park-and-ride plan seek to alleviate crowded lots SOUTH PORTLAND — Parking at the ever-growing Southern Maine Community College is tricky. For the more than 7,000 students — the net total of five straight years of 10 percent enrollment increases &mda...

  • In Scarborough, town and nonprofit hope to soothe winter heating woes

    SCARBOROUGH — While U.S. Bureau of of Labor Statistics' figures from June put Maine's unemployment rate at 7.8 percent — better than the national average of about 9 percent — many ...

  • Harpswell Oceanic Center moves forward with advanced aquaculture system

    HARPSWELL — A locally-based team of aquaculture experts is well on its way toward converting Mitchell Field from a former fuel farm into a futuristic working waterfront. The Harpswell Oceanic Cen...

  • Coffin Elementary School principal resigns

    BRUNSWICK — Coffin Elementary School Principal Greg Scott resigned on August 10 following his arrest earlier this summer. Scott was arrested June 28 at his Freeport home on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was ...

  • Tuesday vote determines future ownership of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — In a referendum election next Tuesday, Harpswell voters will decide whether to take over the West Harpswell School building, or let School Administrative District 75 keep it. There is only one question on the special town meeting ballot, which asks voters if they would ac...

  • New construction begins at Scarborough retirement community

    SCARBOROUGH — Piper Shores, the luxury retirement community near Higgins Beach, is growing. On Aug. 12, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held at the facility to mark the beginning of a yearlong construction project that will yield a new pool, fitness center, spa, salon and 180-seat mu...

  • Art in the Park

    Cape Elizabeth artist Rose Kennealy visits with fellow Cape artists Susan L. Fisher and Marty Clark during the 32nd Annual Art in the Park last weekend at Mill Creek Park in South Portland.

  • South Portland resident's lawn-turned-farm benefits the hungry

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It's the American Dream: a small house in a nice neighborhood with a big lawn. Maybe even a white picket fence. The house Liberty Bryer bought on Edwards Street last year seemed to match the description. But Bryer wanted something different from her home. "I j...

  • UPDATED: Man dead after falling from I-295 overpass in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A man who fell yesterday afternoon from an overpass on to the road below died last night at Maine Medical Center, according to police. A 52-year-old West Enfield man fell or jumped from the Interstate-295 Scarborough Connector overpass above U.S. Route 1 and was struck ...