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  • Screen vs. green: Back-to-nature documentary to be shown in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — With technology providing a ever-growing array of activities to keep young people indoors, members of the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust hope the film they will screen Wednesday, Nov. 2, will remind viewers of the many offerings of the outdoors. The land trust wil...

  • Cost of using closed school exhausts Harpswell budget

    HARPSWELL — The town has only owned West Harpswell School for six weeks, but several community groups have already asked to use the vacant building for things like benefit dinners, a library and a place for home-schooled children to gather. The surprising demand caught the Board of S...

  • Possible funding source ID'd for Kestrel in Maine

    BRUNSWICK — Although Maine officials say they are working to find additional funding for Kestrel Aircraft, the company's chief executive said there's nothing new to report in the week since he revealed some or all of the company's planned Brunswick's operations could end up in New Hampshire...

  • DEP, Brunswick working to resolve landfill violations

    BRUNSWICK — The Graham Road landfill now has a license from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to do what it's been doing illegally for the past year and a half: discharging waste water into the Androscoggin River. Now town and DEP staff are working with a consultant to...

  • Mayoral campaign finances: PAC spends $11K on Portland candidate Rathband

    PORTLAND — The first campaign finance reports for the city's mayoral election have been turned in by a pro-business political action committee that has already spent thousands of dollars on a candidate. And the PAC's president says they're not finished yet. The report, filed O...

  • Failed pipe causes problems on Route 1 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Route 1 near the Brunswick-Freeport line will be restricted to single-lane daytime traffic today, Thursday Oct. 27, as Maine Department of Transportation work crews continue to repair a failed pipe under the roadway. Beginning at 8 p.m. the road will be closed except for ...

  • King to speak at CELT annual meeting

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Former Gov. Angus King will be the featured speaker at next week's Cape Elizabeth Land Trust annual meeting. The 26th annual event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the Purpoodock Country Club, 300 Spurwink Ave. King will discuss his book "Gove...

  • iPads land at South Portland school: 21st century students get new-millenium technology

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In some ways, not much has changed in the sixth-grade curriculum over the years. Students at Mahoney Middle School are still learning long division and basic algebra in math class. In social studies, they're learning the provinces of Canada and their capitals. In sci...

  • Scarborough voters to choose 4 town councilors

    SCARBOROUGH — Incumbent Town Councilors Karen D'Andrea and Richard Sullivan Jr. are opposed by first-time candidates Paul Andriulli and James Benedict in the Nov. 8 election for three, three-year seats on the Town Council. Incumbent Councilor Ronald Ahlquist is running against Planni...

  • Scarborough mulls 81-unit senior living project near Oak Hill

    SCARBOROUGH — The town could add another retirement community if a plan by a New York developer is approved. The 81-unit assisted-living facility with a dementia ward would be built on Black Point Road near the intersection with Route 1. The developer, Wegman Cos. of Rochester, N.Y.,...