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  • Cape condo project provides homes for baby-boomers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Construction of Eastman Meadows, the town's first new condominium complex in a dozen years, is underway. "From 1998 to the present there have been zero condominiums built," Town Planner Maureeen O'Meara said. "...

  • Cape council sets public hearing on pay-per-bag proposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on Sept. 13 to give residents the chance to discuss a proposed pay-per-bag trash disposal system. The council and the Recycling Committee continued their discussion of the plan in a workshop on Monday, Aug. 9. Th...

  • Scarborough councilors to consider Charter changes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council will consider amendments to the Town Charter at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Many of the changes are clerical and for clarification purposes. However there are several substantive changes, including the addition of a provision that would give resi...

  • Scarborough increases length of school day, welcomes new administrators

    SCARBOROUGH — In addition to increasing the school day by 25 minutes, the Scarborough School Department is also welcoming several new faces into administrative and teaching positions for the new school year. Dean Auriemma will take over as principal of the high school. Auriemma was p...

  • South Portland residents take out nomination papers for City Council, School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Election Day may be about 12 weeks away, but this fall's field of potential candidates is already taking shape. A handful of residents have taken out nomination papers from the City Clerk's office since the forms became available on July 28. Three residents ha...

  • Brunswick to test closing lanes on Maine Street

    BRUNSWICK — Motorists will notice a big difference if they're using Maine Street on Saturday, Aug. 21. So will pedestrians, if a one-day experiment to close the middle two lanes goes according to plan. According to Town Councilor Margo Knight, the town will block the inside la... 1

  • Kestrel's Brunswick landing: Klapmeier discusses drones, skeptics of Navy base venture

    BRUNSWICK — It started with a voice-mail message. In the spring, several months after a bitter split with the company he founded, aviation visionary Alan Klapmeier left a message for the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The message, according to Klapmeier...

  • Cape police warn about increased vehicle, home burglaries

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police are encouraging residents to lock their homes and vehicles after a spike in burglaries over the past two months. Detective Paul Fenton said there have been 33 reported vehicle break-ins and two home burglaries. He said he believes there have been others t...

  • Cumberland council sets tax rate, appoints clerk

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday set the tax rate for fiscal 2011 and to appointed a new town clerk. The new rate, $15.30 per $1,000 of property valuation, is an increase of 75 cents, or a little more than 5 percent, Town Manager Bill Shane said. The municipal and county ...

  • Cape panel seeks residents's opinions

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The ad hoc Municipal Operations Review Committee is conducting a four-question survey on municipal operations and services. The committee is reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of the town's municipal operations and will use the survey as a tool to evalu...