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  • Ricetta's to close in South Portland, remain open in Falmouth

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The brick oven will be fired up for the last time Sunday at Ricetta's pizzeria on Western Avenue. The company announced Wednesday night that it is closing the South Portland restaurant, where it was established in 1989. A second restaurant, opened on Route 1 in Falmo...

  • South Portland School Board spikes plan for activity fees

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday said it would not support a proposal to institute activity fees next year for students participating in athletics and co-curricular activities. Board members also indicated they would like to stop talking about a budget proposal to flat-fu...

  • UPDATE: Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Brunswick TIF for Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — A Cumberland County Superior Court justice has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a tax increment financing agreement valued at more than $900,000 between the town and the developer of Maine Street Station. Local hotel owners, including Linwood Austin and Peter Anastos, ...

  • Scarborough history students get a special glimpse of women's role in WWII

    SCARBOROUGH — When history teacher George Jones told his class to talk to their grandparents about their memories of World War II, he hoped his students would learn a little about how the war affected people they knew. But when one of his students, Amita Gelinas, talked to her grandm...

  • Decision expected on proposed Scarborough Beach parking lot

    SCARBOROUGH — The debate over whether to allow a 500-car parking lot and beach access near Scarborough Beach, on 64 acres owned by Sprague Corp., is heating up as a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting approaches. A decision, which will be made on March 31 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, has been... 2

  • Tax hike still 1.2% as Cape Elizabeth council finishes muni budget review

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Meeting as the Finance Committee, the Town Council finished its review of the proposed municipal budget on Monday, March 21. The proposed $8.9 million budget includes increases in franchise fees from Time Warner Cable and an increase in fuel costs. Although th...

  • Recount affirms SAD 75 election result in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — A recount on Sunday did not change the outcome of the March 12 School Administrative District 75 election. Write-in candidate Sheryl Johnson requested the recount. In the initial tally, Johnson received 286 votes, trailing incumbent Jane Meisenbach, with 484 votes, and Ka...

  • Brunswick council backs away from back-in parking

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council has had enough of back-in parking at Maine Street Station. Driving straight out of a parking spot is considered safer than having to back out, and the angled back-in parking was believed to create additional parking spots at Maine Street Station. H...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs vendor program at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved a pilot program Monday night for food vendors at Fort Williams Park. Interested vendors have until 2 p.m. on April 8 to submit

  • Brunswick High School raises the (salad) bar

    BRUNSWICK — Students flooded into the Brunswick High School cafeteria at 11 a.m. on Monday, prepared to hustle through the lunch line and back to their tables to eat. But something stood in their way –  a girl in a broccoli costume wielding a pair of scissors. Plant...