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  • UPDATE: Brunswick air show cancels Sunday events ahead of hurricane

    BRUNSWICK — Organizers of the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo have canceled Sunday’s events because of the expected arrival of severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irene. Reserved or chalet tickets purchased for Sunday can be exchanged ...

  • Chebeague gets grant to improve Internet service

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The town's Internet provider is benefiting from a grant awarded by the ConnectME Authority to expand broadband communications services to unserved areas in Maine. Chebeague is receiving $75,000 for chebeague.net, which with a match will fund the remainder of an app... 1

  • November vote to replace Monaghan-Derrig on School Board expected in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Newly elected state Rep. Kim Monaghan-Derrig submitted her School Board resignation on Tuesday, in time to allow a special election Nov. 8 to fill the seat. Potential candidates for the unexpired portion of her term, and for other elected offices on the November loca...

  • 'Try a tri': Land trust, Cape Elizabeth mother, extol benefits of swim-bike-run

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a mother of three boys under 7 years old, Julie Devine knows how important it is to find personal time to recharge, relieve stress and stay healthy. She does it by swimming, running and riding a bike – all in less than two hours. Devine, 42, participa...

  • Harpswell votes to own West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly decided the town should take ownership of West Harpswell School. Only 524, or 13 percent, of the town's nearly 4,000 voters cast ballots in the special referendum. The majority, 404, voted in favor of taking ownership of the school; 120 v...

  • Trail map available for South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Copies of the first "South Portland Trail Map & Guide" are now available at City Hall, and will soon be available at area bookstores. On one side, the map lists all trails, proposed trails, open spaces, lighthouses, schools and parking in South Portland. The reve...

  • Topsham selectmen OK dog fees with more teeth, new clerk hours

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Aug. 18 unanimously approved stricter dog ordinance violation fees and new town clerk office hours. The dog ordinance change must ultimately be approved by Town Meeting. Town Manager Cornell Knight said a resident complained to the board abo...

  • Election hopefuls take out nomination papers in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — New faces and familiar candidates have taken out nomination papers for elected offices in town. Residents will elect four town councilors, two School Board members and three sanitary district trustees on Nov. 8. Incumbent Councilors Karen D'Andrea, Ronald Ahlquis...

  • South Portland council: Keep Willard Square commercial

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council has again sent the Planning Department back to work on a proposed zoning amendment that will dictate the rules of development in Willard Square. Among the changes requested by councilors during a workshop Monday was the removal of a measure in the am...

  • Back to school: SAD 75 starts new year with new administrators

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 is starting the 2011-2012 academic year with new people in top jobs, but many of those faces are familiar. Brad Smith replaced Mike Wilhelm as superintendent of schools on July 1. Smith had served as assistant superintendent since last Octo...