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  • Scarborough bucket brigade

    Sophie Hunsberger, a visitor from Vermont, helps keep her grandfather, Bob Merrill, cool at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Wednesday, July 7, as heat and humidity continued to bake southern Maine.

  • South Portland creates loan fund for small businesses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday created a new program designed to strengthen local businesses. The program makes bridge loans available to business start-ups and expansion projects. The revolving loan fund will be capitalized with $300,000 in tax increment finan...

  • Workshop hopes to kill lawn chemicals in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes, it takes a personal struggle to compel someone to work for the greater good. That's exactly what inspired Cumberland resident Paul Tukey, best known as a professional landscaper, to pu...

  • Scarborough residents could get mechanism for councilor recall

    SCARBOROUGH — Citizens may be able to recall elected officials if a proposed Town Charter amendment is accepted. The Town Council is considering a variety of changes to the charter, including wording to define the procedure for recalling a councilor or overruling sale of town propert...

  • Fundraising for Cape Elizabeth path project off to good start

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Proponents say fundraising for a $200,000 local match required for construction of the proposed Shore Road path is going better than they expected. Safe Access for Everyone

  • New unit helps South Portland police track sex offenders, inform residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six months into an internal reorganization, Police Chief Edward Googins said the department is doing a better job tracking sex offenders and providing notification to residents. "Not that we were doing a bad job before," Googins said. "But we're doing a better job no...

  • Questions raised by letter in support of turf field prompt Bath policy change

    BATH — An investigation into the city’s role in a letter supporting the McMann Field artificial turf project has prompted a change in the way future mass mailings are handled by municipal officials. Following Wednesday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Bill Giroux...

  • Cumberland wood bank seeks contributions

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Congregational Church, which has provided firewood to community members in need of heating assistance, has a low wood bank inventory this year and is seeking donations of firewood, hardwood logs or cash to help with the coming heating season. The chur...

  • Freeport on the 4th

    Independence Day events in Freeport ended with fireworks at the high school athletic fields. The evening tradition followed the annual parade on Main Street, where a three-wheel unicycle rider was one of the participants. Also on Sunday, the Maine Clammers Association held a fundraising clambake at ...

  • Falmouth Community Programs partners with Olympia Sports

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Community Programs is teaming with Olympia Sports in a league discount/rebate card program. Any FCP family that makes a purchase at Olympia Sports through Aug. 25 will recieve a 10 percent discount on all purchases using the rebate card. The discount/rebate cards ...