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  • South Portland moves toward tobacco ban at beaches, parks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Smoke 'em if you must – but not in any of South Portland's public parks and beaches. Councilors on Monday took preliminary action to impose a ban on tobacco products at or within 25 feet of all parks, beaches and other outdoor recreation facilities owned or mai... 1

  • Plows, paving, police station in Brunswick capital plan

    BRUNSWICK — Town Manager Gary Brown has proposed spending nearly $9 million on paving to police vehicles as part of the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2011-2012. The Town Council got its first look at the plan, which includes town projects from 2012-2016, at a workshop June ...

  • Scarborough School Board approves Wentworth plans, employee salaries

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on June 16 accepted more recommendations for the proposed new intermediate school, further solidifying the vision for the building supporters hope will replace the current Wentworth school. The board heard and approved recommendations from the Wentworth...

  • CMP threatens lawsuit over 'smart' meter moratorium in Bath

    BATH — Central Maine Power Co. is threatening to sue the city if it does not reverse a moratorium on installation of wireless "smart" electric meters. The City Council discussed the matter in executive session Wednesday evening, but took no action after reopening the meeting to the p... 1

  • Building owner faces charges after Brunswick fire

    BRUNSWICK  — The owner of 45 Maine St. has been charged with criminal and civil violations in connection with the fire that destroyed the building in April. Police charged Orville Ranger, 84, with violating a public fire safety rule and failure to have more than one way of egres...

  • UPDATE: Portland's new city manager to start work July 20

    PORTLAND — The Board of Selectmen in North Andover, Mass., has cleared the way for Mark Rees to become Portland's city manager in July. North Andover board Chairman Daniel P. Lanen last week said selectmen unanimously granted Rees' request that they waive a 90-day notice requirement ...

  • Election may be over, but questions remain in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The dust hasn't settled from last week's local elections, when a record 42 percent of voters went to the polls. On Tuesday, town officials conducted a ballot recount at the request of School Board candidate Eydie Pryzant. The divisive campaign over Question 1 and t... 1

  • Pay-per-bag trash proposal gets cool reaction in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A proposal to implement pay-per-bag trash disposal and add an additional silver bullet recycling bin met resistance at a Town Council workshop Tuesday night. Nearly 30 people attended the workshop with the Recycling and Solid Waste Committee and 10 people spoke against the...

  • Center helps launch book on city's Irish longshoremen

    PORTLAND — The Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. will host a launching event on Friday at 7 p.m. for Munjoy Hill author Michael C. Connolly's new book.  Connolly, a history professor at St. Joseph's College, will sign copies of "Seated By The Sea: The Maritime History o...

  • Portland library to host e-book forum

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Library will host a forum about e-books and e-readers on Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium. "E-book Sandbox: Embracing a New Way of Reading" will address common questions about e-readers, and library staff will demonstrate how to the...