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  • Unsung Hero: John 'Slim' Lee, pillar for boys and girls

    SOUTH PORTLAND — John "Slim" Lee is a rock. For 41 years, he’s been married to the same woman (Cheryl) and he has lived in the same house. And, after seven years with the Portland Boys Club (when it was just for boys), he spent 37 years as unit director of the

  • Incoming city manager sees Portland as a career pinnacle

    PORTLAND — On Friday afternoon, Mark Rees, dressed in a light blue polo shirt and stone-colored khakis, breezed into City Hall with his wife, Beth. They passed a group of television reporters, who didn't recognize Rees, and made their way to the city manager's office, where a telepho...

  • Greater Portland communities again break recycling record

    PORTLAND — The ecomaine waste management company announced last week that its 43 communities set a record for recycling in the fiscal year ended June 30. The performance continues a trend that started in 2003. Spokeswoman Shelly Dunn said in a press release that ecomaine recei...

  • CELT Paint for Preseration on Sunday

    CAPE ELIZABETH —  The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will host its fourth Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction Sunday, July 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the ...

  • New rabbi takes pulpit at South Portland synagogue

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Congregation Bet Ha'am, the city's only synagogue and the only Reform Jewish temple in southern Maine, has a new spiritual leader, the sixth in its 26-year history. Rabbi Jared Saks, 33, presided over his first sabbath worship last week. Saks replaced interim ...

  • Scarborough webcam puts eyes on Higgins Beach parking, safety

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite new parking restrictions enacted last winter, Higgins Beach is in some ways more accessible than ever. Last month, the town installed webcam for live, streaming video atop The Breakers Inn on Bayview Avenue. The idea is that officials and the public will be able... 2

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council ensures land trust funding, proposes Shore Road Pathway compromise

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council is offering the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust a modified proposal for placing a portion of the planned Shore Road Pathway on property managed by the trust. At a meeting on Monday, July 11, the council also rejected an attempt to reconsider a pledge of $3...

  • Economic groups update vision for Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A three-year working document outlining a long-term plan for economic development will soon return to town councilors with new details. The plan will ensure that "Scarborough will be a community known as a great place to live, work, do business, play and vacation," acco...

  • Scarborough council takes first look at $38M school proposal

    SCARBOROUGH — The estimated price tag for a geothermal heating and cooling system at a proposed new Wentworth Elementary School has dropped by about $200,000. Paul Koziel, chairman of the Wentworth Committee, which has been advocating for replacement of the existing building, said th...

  • Freeport Family Literacy program gets $25K grant

    FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Family Literacy Program recently received a $25,000 grant from the Barbara Bush Foundation to support ...