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  • UPDATE: Scarborough council chairwoman skips meeting after arrest on drunken driving charge

    SCARBOROUGH — Chairwoman Judith Roy failed to attend Wednesday's Town Council meeting, four days after she was arrested and charged with drunken driving. The arrest, and her silence in the aftermath, leave unanswered questions about Roy's future on the council. Roy, 68, of Sec...

  • Portland hopes for a new top cop by the new year

    PORTLAND — City Manager Mark Rees said he will consider a national pool of candidates to find the city's new police chief. Rees said in a press release he would be accepting applications from Sept. 26 to Oct. 28, with the hope of hiring a new chief by Jan. 1. Rees said a compe...

  • East End School wins grant for iPads, early morning learning

    PORTLAND — The East End Community School on Munjoy Hill will use a $2.7 million federal school improvement grant to purchase iPods and iPads for its elementary school students. The grant will also provide funding for a morning extended learning program and professional development fo...

  • 140th Cumberland County Fair upholds farming tradition

    CUMBERLAND — The first Cumberland County Fair was held over two days in October 1868, three years after the final shot was fired in the American Civil War. The fair has survived two world wars, a flu epidemic and the Great Depression. And, from Sunday, Sept. 25, to Saturday, Oct. 1, ...

  • Forum set on plan for Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Fort Williams Advisory Commission will hold a public forum on the update to the 2003 Fort Williams Park Master Plan on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a presentation highlighting current recommendations, and members of the commission, town staff a...

  • Free admission at Portland Head Light

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As part of the state Office of Tourism's second annual

  • Remembering 9/11

    A wreath adorns a flagpole at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Sept. 11, where college and community members, veterans, members of the military and first responders gathered to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Birth Roots benefit in Scarborough

    Elwen Bernard of Cliff Island and William Jordan of Portland take a moment to view their creative effort Sept. 10 at the third annual Sandsations sand-sculpting contest, a fundraiser for Birth Roots, at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough. Hundreds of people participated in the event, which raised nearl...

  • Neighbors decry Scarborough Beach park plan

    SCARBOROUGH — Before a large, sometimes unruly audience, developers Monday presented their most detailed plans yet for a new beach-access park northeast of Scarborough Beach State Park. Black Point Park, as it would be known, would feature a 370-space parking lot, walking paths throu... 1

  • Installation of 'smart' electric meters begins in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Crews from Central Maine Power Co. were slated Tuesday to start replacing traditional electric meters with new wireless "smart" meters. The installations marked the end of a 30-day window customers had to opt out of receiving the new meters (for a price). The uti... 4