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  • South Portland uses grants to grow police force, technology

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly $200,000 in grants will allow the city to hire an additional police officer, outfit another police cruiser with automated license plate readers and switch to an automated parking ticket system. The city was recently awarded nearly $170,000 in a U.S. Department...

  • South Portland city manager gets raise; council adopts wellness program

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a three-year contract with the city manager and adopted an incentives-based wellness program for nonunion employees. The three-year contract, effective through Nov. 14, 2013, increases City Manager Jim Gailey's annual s...

  • Local fire science students win scholarships

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College presented scholarships to seven Fire Science students in recognition of their academic performance and community service. The scholarships total more than $1,500. Thomas Ginn, a second-year Fire Science student from Calais, received ...

  • Scarborough neighborhood cool to proposed commercial building

    SCARBOROUGH — An ophthalmology practice is proposing a 40,000-square-foot medical building at the corner of Route 1 and Greenacres Lane in a residential neighborhood. Maine Eye Center, which is currently at 15 Lowell St. in Portland, is asking the town to change the zoning of the six...

  • Agents charge Cumberland doctor with cocaine possession

    CUMBERLAND — A podiatrist was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 17, by drug enforcement agents on a charge of possessing cocaine. Dr. John B. Perry, 49, was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents in his car near his 365 Main St. home. He was also charged with violating bail conditio...

  • MRRA to issue up to $24M in bonds for Brunswick base tenants

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority intends to issue up to $24 million in bonds for two tenants at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. When the property is transferred to MRRA from the U.S. Navy, it will be renamed Brunswick Landing. MRRA Executi...

  • Unique Harpswell bridge to reopen Saturday

    HARPSWELL — After more than two years, residents on Saturday will once again be able to traverse the one-of-a-kind cribstone bridge connecting Bailey and Orr's islands. A ceremony is planned Saturday at 11 a.m. Scheduled guest speakers include Maine Department of Transportation Deput...

  • Power outages close Bath schools

    BATH — Power outages blamed on heavy rain and strong winds on Wednesday forced officials to close three schools. Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said classes were cancelled at Dike-Newell Elementary School and the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center.

  • Questions about public notice fail to derail Brunswick committee appointments

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors Tuesday unanimously decided they will appoint five people to the police station subcommittee, despite concerns there was inadequate public notice of their intent. The subcommittee's job is to help research potential locations for a new police station. ...

  • Brunswick keeps Longfellow Avenue overnight parking ban

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors on Tuesday night voted against lifting an overnight parking ban on Longfellow Avenue from Harpswell Road to Coffin Street. The ordinance to regulate parking in the area was created in 2000 after complaints about overnight parking. It forbids street parking...