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  • Portland-S. Portland monthly bus pass coming

    PORTLAND — Starting in May, the Greater Portland Transit District, or METRO, and South Portland Bus Service will begin offering a regional monthly bus pass in an effort to simplify travel on both systems. The pass will be sold for $45 a month for travel throughout Portland, South Por...

  • Open for business

    Brunswick Executive Airport officially opened for business last Saturday. There to participate in a ribbon-cutting at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station airport were Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Steve Levesque, left, BNAS Cmdr. Capt. William Fitzgerald, U.S. Re...

  • 'I absolutely love it. It's my calling'

    Years after a paralyzing skiing accident, Monica Quimby is a college teacher and pageant queen SOUTH PORTLAND — From her wheelchair, Monica Quimby wrote the word "chytrids" on the board. She lectured her Southern Maine Community College biology class about the primitive parasi...

  • Cape Elizabeth doctor's journey continues with Maine CDC appointment

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The new director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says she always wanted to be a doctor who helps people. Dr. Sheila Pinette, a 52-year-old osteopath, said her father died of a heart attack when she was a young child. Her mother, a widow at...

  • Public comment on budget to begin in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed $31.3 million fiscal 2012 budget at a public hearing on Monday, April 11. The $21.1 million school budget was unanimously approved by the School Board on March 22 and the Town Council finished review of th...

  • School supporters plead for tax hike in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Proponents on Wednesday urged the City Council to support tax increases to fund next year's city and school budgets. The show of support came during a public hearing where officials proposed a fiscal 2012 operating budget of $69.2 million, a $2 million increase over ... 2

  • Democrats, GOP pick familiar nominees for Maine Senate special election in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The race to replace Democratic Sen. Larry Bliss in Maine Senate District 7 looks like it's boiling down to a longtime South Portland businessman and a sitting state representative from Cape Elizabeth. Republicans and Democrats caucused last week to select their nomin...

  • Smokers get a reprieve on Scarborough beaches

    Latest budget proposal includes nearly 3.9% tax hike SCARBOROUGH — Councilors on Wednesday delayed action on a proposed ban on smoking on any town-owned beach. The Town Council voted 4-3, with Councilors Michael Wood, Carol Rancourt and Karen D'Andrea opposed, to table an am...

  • Scarborough council scraps plan for community center

    Wentworth project moves forward without maintaining old building SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council reached consensus Wednesday on a plan to fully demolish the Wentworth Intermediate School and build a new school in its place, rather than maintaining a portion of the school for a commu...

  • Bath council urges CMP to delay 'smart' meters

    BATH — The City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday that urges Central Maine Power Co. to refrain from installing wireless "smart" electric meters within the city for up to 180 days. The resolution came a day after the Maine Public Utilities Commission rejected a c...