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  • Wetland, boardwalk complete South Portland school's Learning Garden

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With the completion of a new Rain Garden and boardwalk, a vision of outdoor environmental education at Skillin Elementary School has been realized. "This marks the completion of our Learning Garden," said first-grade teacher Anne Cyr, who has headed the development o...

  • Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, with town aid, to add 64 acres near Robinson Woods

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With the help of local, state and private funding, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will acquire nearly 64 acres adjacent to Robinson Woods.  Chris Franklin, executive director, said the land trust's acquisition will piece together property that will complete a tra...

  • Council approves Bath budget, 'smart' electric meter rules

    BATH — The City Council approved a $13.4 million municipal budget for fiscal 2012 Wednesday. Despite the possibility of a lawsuit, the council also enacted a 180-day moratorium on installation of wireless "smart" electric meters by Central Maine Power Co. without prior approval of re...

  • Buy Local campaign celebrates first year in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Buy Local organization plans to celebrate a successful inaugural year with a gathering at the Snow Squall restaurant. More than 180 local businesse...

  • Scarborough energy plan suggests regional co-op, generator

    SCARBOROUGH — Town Councilors on Wednesday unanimously adopted an energy plan that recommends creation of a town energy office and a cooperative that would eventually buy and sell energy on the market. The 1

  • Honoring those who served

    Early Monday morning, members of the American Legion meet at the village green in Yarmouth to raise deceased military veterans' casket flags to half-staff. Each Memorial Day pole had a plaque with the service member's name, branch of service, birth and death dates.

  • The ones who stayed behind: A handful of Navy staffers remain at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — Most U.S. Navy sailors and civilian employees will have departed the now-closed Brunswick Naval Air Station by the end of the week. But a small group of Navy employees are staying behind to take care of the deserted base. Some will be there only through the summer, while ...

  • Brunswick man turns trash into T-shirts

    BRUNSWICK — For the uninitiated, the large blue banner that hangs on the wall behind Jeremy Litchfield's desk is confusing at best, and inappropriate at worst. "GET TRASHED," it screams in an aggressive typeface, above the logo for Litchfield's athletic apparel company, Atayne.

  • Visitors center proposed for Eagle Island off Harpswell

    Zoning change goes to voters on June 14 HARPSWELL — Visitors who flock to Eagle Island, the retirement home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary, could be greeted by a new welcome center if voters approve and a group of Harpswell residents have their way. The Friends of Eagl...

  • Voters give initial OK to greater Bath school budget

    BATH — Residents from the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 gave preliminary approved Tuesday to the fiscal 2012 budget. The $25.6 million spending plan faces a final vote in a budget validation referendum Tuesday, June 7. Bath voters can cast their ballots at Bath Middle Sc...