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  • Candidates populate Scarborough ballot

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates have been finalized for three Town Council elections, two Board of Education elections, the Sanitary District and Portland Water District on the November ballot. For two three-year seats on the Town Council, incumbents Judy Roy, 67, and Michael Woods, 52, ret...

  • Council sends Scarborough Charter amendments to voters

    SCARBOROUGH — After a brief public hearing the Town Council put six Town Charter amendments on the November ballot, including a provision establishing a process for recalling elected officials. The council voted unanimously to send five of the six amendments to voters: •...

  • Disagreement could sink new pier at Pine Point in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Construction of a new commercial pier at Pine Point may be dead in the water if an agreement between the town and the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op cannot be forged in time to meet funding deadlines. The new structure would be built next to the aging pier now utilized by...

  • Film studio deal at armory may elude South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A deal to create a film production sound stage at the former National Guard Armory on Broadway may be in jeopardy. The reversal comes two months after city officials and project investors indicated they were close to an agreement and were only fine-tuning a contract....

  • South Portland High School renovation plan faces final vote

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Sept. 8 will hold a final public hearing and vote on a $44.2 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. If approved, the borrowing proposal will appear on the November ballot, where voters, who rejected a $56 million renovatio... 1

  • Bath City Council supports McMann Field turf project

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday approved the installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. The panel also voted unanimously to designate three new crosswalks as part of the Whiskeag Trail. The order for the McMann Field upgrade was amended four times before being ...

  • Fire destroys Pole Island house

    HARPSWELL — A fire destroyed a house on Pole Island on Aug. 30. About 30 firefighters from the Orr’s and Bailey Islands, Cundy’s Harbor and Harpswell Neck fire departments responded via boat to the blaze, which was reported around 7:15 p.m. Monday on the Quahog Bay i...

  • Correction

    Last week's story "Say 'cheese' while you smoke that carrot" should have said Brian Beasley is 18 years old and that he was arrested on a charge of theft for allegedly stealing a bottle of water from a police surveillance van. Police initially said he stole "several items."

  • Gray man dies in Falmouth motorcycle accident

    FALMOUTH — A motorcyclist died on Middle Road Aug. 27 at around 7 p.m., when he apparently crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car head-on. Mikhail Filatov, 25, of Gray, was driv...

  • Scarborough Downs owner puts 400 acres up for sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 400 acres next to Scarborough Downs, owned by racetrack owner Sharon Terry, are for sale. The harness racing track, which has struggled to remain profitable during the economy and has tried unsuccessfully several times to bring a racino to Scarborough, is ...