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  • CMP asks state panel to dismiss complaints about 'smart' meters

    SCARBOROUGH — Central Maine Power Co. has asked the Maine Public Utilities Commission to dismiss two complaints intended to short-circuit the company's installation of "smart" electrical meters on homes and businesses throughout southern Maine. Last week, the utility asked the PUC to...

  • Concerts coming to Scarborough Downs; secondhand dealers now need permits

    SCARBOROUGH — At least one large, outdoor country music concert will be coming to Scarborough Downs next summer. After swearing in Councilors Judy Roy, Richard Sullivan and Michael Wood, and electing Roy as chairwoman and Wood as vice chairman, the Town Council on Wednesday approved ...

  • AMVETS holiday tree sale to begin Nov. 29

    YARMOUTH — The Sons of AMVETS Post #2 will sell holiday trees next to the fire barn on North Road starting Monday, Nov. 29.  Trees will be on sale Monday through Friday, noon to 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The $35 donation for each tree will benefit veteran...

  • South Portland uses grants to grow police force, technology

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly $200,000 in grants will allow the city to hire an additional police officer, outfit another police cruiser with automated license plate readers and switch to an automated parking ticket system. The city was recently awarded nearly $170,000 in a U.S. Department...

  • South Portland city manager gets raise; council adopts wellness program

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a three-year contract with the city manager and adopted an incentives-based wellness program for nonunion employees. The three-year contract, effective through Nov. 14, 2013, increases City Manager Jim Gailey's annual s...

  • Local fire science students win scholarships

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College presented scholarships to seven Fire Science students in recognition of their academic performance and community service. The scholarships total more than $1,500. Thomas Ginn, a second-year Fire Science student from Calais, received ...

  • Scarborough neighborhood cool to proposed commercial building

    SCARBOROUGH — An ophthalmology practice is proposing a 40,000-square-foot medical building at the corner of Route 1 and Greenacres Lane in a residential neighborhood. Maine Eye Center, which is currently at 15 Lowell St. in Portland, is asking the town to change the zoning of the six...

  • Herbie Auction: A tree for all

    An bidder holds up her number during the Herbie Project "Tree for All" auction on Nov. 13. The event, sponsored by the Maine Forest Service and held at DeLorme in Yarmouth, featured more than 80 products crafted from the 217-year-old great elm tree nicknamed "Herbie," which was cut down in Yarmou...

  • Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation awards fall grants

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation awarded  more than $23,300 in grants for professional development, technology, composting and recycling, and art and literature programs. Claire Depke, CEEF board member and grants chairwoman, shared information about the ...

  • Agents charge Cumberland doctor with cocaine possession

    CUMBERLAND — A podiatrist was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 17, by drug enforcement agents on a charge of possessing cocaine. Dr. John B. Perry, 49, was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents in his car near his 365 Main St. home. He was also charged with violating bail conditio...