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  • Howard is South Portland Officer of the Year

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department named a 25-year veteran its 2010 Officer of the Year. Officer Adam Howard, who joined the force in in 1985, also won the award in 1996. He is  the department's firearms instructor and landlord-tenant liaison, and has served on the departmen...

  • Cape council finds funds for new school boiler

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With financial help from the Town Council, a $350,000 high school boiler will be replaced and a new heating system will be installed at the Donald Richards Pool for $29,000. At a Feb. 14 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Mike McGovern said the town received mor...

  • Scarborough council OKs more parking at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — There will be approximately eight more parking spaces along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach in the off-season, in addition to the spaces already available. The Town Council on Wednesday revisited its decision to limit parking at Higgins Beach to approximately 15 spaces ... 1

  • Topsham voters OK rules for medi-pot dispensaries

    TOPSHAM — An ordinance regulating the development of medical marijuana dispensaries was among five articles that 40 voters approved Wednesday in a  15-minute special Town Meeting. The Planning Board in October unanimously recommended zoning changes that would permit medical mari...

  • 'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members and the public got their first glimpse of next year's proposed school budget on Wednesday night. While what they saw wasn't pretty, it wasn't nearly as bad as what was expected. The School Department will receive nearly $806,000 less from the s...

  • New home sought for Scarborough Civil War statue

    SCARBOROUGH — A 1913 Civil War statue at Dunstan Corner may need a new home because of a redesign of the intersection. According to Assistant Town Planner Jay Chace, the Maine Department of Transportation is planning to add a right-hand turn lane on Route 1 to Broadturn Road, cutting...

  • Group presents Scarborough responses to rising sea level

    SCARBOROUGH — Anyone who's driven through the marsh on Route 1 or Pine Point Road knows the water is nearly level with the road. And in winter, the snow often piles up higher than the road. The Sea Level Adaptation Working Group has not only noticed this, its members want town...

  • First buyers moving into Eastman Meadows in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Developer Joel FitzPatrick said he is pleased with the progress so far at Eastman Meadows, where five of the 46 planned condominiums are now sold. "Two of the five units th...

  • 3 injured, 17 displaced by Brunswick apartment building fire

    BRUNSWICK — Three people were hospitalized after a multiple-alarm fire broke out Wednesday night in a 12-unit apartment building at 84 Union St. According to Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson, the Fire Department received the initial call at 11:01 p.m., and the first responders found he...

  • Lawmakers tell Harpswell, Brunswick to discuss border dispute

    AUGUSTA — Legislators Wednesday said Harpswell and Brunswick residents will have to work together to come up with a compromise in their border dispute. After a brief workshop, the Legislature's State and Local Government Committee tabled legislation that would change the town line. T...