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  • Cape Elizabeth council may reconsider financial support for land trust

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dispute with the Town Council over the route of the planned Shore Road Pathway could cost the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust a $350,000 allocation. It also may jeopardize the entire pathway project. The council on June 13 unanimously approved the allocation to he...

  • New Scarborough school expected to cost up to $38 million

    SCARBOROUGH — For nearly a month, subcommittees of the Wentworth Building Committee have been meeting with the School Board and Town Council to develop a proposal for a new intermediate school.  Now there's a preliminary price tag on the project: $38.3 million.  The ...

  • Ban on 'smart' meters, CMP legal threat, remain in Bath

    BATH — A moratorium on the installation of wireless "smart" electric meters still stands after the City Council's Wednesday night meeting. The council, which discussed the matter in executive session June 22 and held an executive session Wednesday on what was only described as a lega...

  • Yarmouth honors Civil War soldier

    Members of the 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry re-enactors march into the Old Baptist Cemetery in Yarmouth on Saturday, July 2, where members of the American Legion Anderson-Mayberry Post No. 91 sponsored a headstone dedication for the previously unmarked grave of Civil War Pvt. William Johnson of t...

  • South Portland street festival to celebrate Willard Square community

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Some residents of the city's Willard Square area are hoping to boost their neighborhood after a hectic, and sometimes divisive, spring. They are organizing a first-of-its-kind celebration for the neighborhood, dubbed "WillardFest," to take place July 16. "We t...

  • South Portland lawmaker gets more time to fine-tune anti-bullying bill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For state Rep. Terry Morrison, it's not quite back to the drawing board, but it's close. The South Portland Democrat sponsored a bill in the just-concluded session aimed at prohibiting school bullying and punishing bullies. The bill enjoyed popular support among lawm...

  • Portland police hope for new leads in 2008 killing of James Angelo

    PORTLAND — Police held a press conference Wednesday to once again solicit the public's help in solving the 2008 killing of a Mercy Hospital security guard. Mercy Hospital and Maine Medical Center are offering a $30,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arres...

  • Harpswell clammer wants better signs on town line

    HARPSWELL — A quahog harvester wants a court to require clarification of where the Brunswick-Harpswell town line crosses Middle Bay. Bobby Field, a Harpswell resident, was issued a summons by Brunswick Assistant Marine Resource Officer Paul Plummer in May for allegedly harvesting in ...

  • Bath planners to continue talks on cell tower rules

    BATH — The Planning Board opted Tuesday to continue talks next month on wireless communications facility regulations. The board discussed changes to the proposed rules, including how to ensure that an abandoned cellular tower is dismantled. Planning Director Jim Upham also would like...

  • Brunswick school principal on paid leave after arrest in Freeport

    BRUNSWICK — The principal of Coffin Elementary School is on paid administrative leave following his arrest on June 28 in Freeport. Greg Scott, 56, was arrested at his Merrill Road home in Freeport just before 3 p.m. June 28 on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault ...