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  • South Portland council sends $41.5M high school renovation bond to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents will be asked in November if they want to approve a $41.5 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. The City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday evening to send the bond question to the ballot, with councilors Rosemarie De Angelis and Jim Hugh...

  • Scarborough School Board considers changes to restraint, privacy policies

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board has rubber-stamped the first reading of several proposed policy changes, including the way parents and students access educational records, the definition of what qualifies as public and private information, and the way students with disabilities are identifie...

  • Sheep take center stage in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Anyone interested in seeing a sheep sheared is in luck — the Falmouth Historical Society's annual Maine Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 11, is focusing on sheep shearing techniques from the 19th century. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Falmouth Heritage...

  • On track in Freeport

    A second shipment of 1,650-foot rails arrived by train last week for the replacement of track between Yarmouth and Brunswick in advance of the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland. Here the train carrying the rails crosses Bow Street in Freeport.

  • Restaurants close in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Two local restaurants have closed their doors. Johnny's Bistro & Bar on Route 1 has been sold to Hug's Italian Cuisine. The new restaurant will be opening there soon, according to the Johnny's Bistro website, and will honor all Johnny's gift certificates for its first ...

  • School Board election draws only 1 candidate in Cape Elizabeth; 4 compete for 2 council seats

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers for the municipal election in November were due Sept. 3 and only one candidate returned papers for two School Board seats. Board Chairwoman Rebecca Millett of Waumbek Road and Linda Winker of Fowler Road have completed their three-year terms. M...

  • 4 vie for 2 South Portland council seats; no interest in 1 School Board seat

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four residents will compete for two at-large seats on the City Council this November, while only two residents returned nomination papers for three available seats on the School Board. Incumbent Councilor Thomas E. Blake of High Street will run against Albert A....

  • Dozens of street signs stolen in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Police reported a rash of street sign thefts, the most recent of which was the theft of the Shady Lane sign on Aug. 27. Police Lt. John Kilbride said more than 40 street signs have been stolen, which have cost the town nearly $2,000 to replace. With several new poli...

  • Cape Elizabeth residents to talk (pay-per-bag) trash

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will take public comment on a proposed pay-per-bag trash disposal system at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 13. It currently costs the town about $500,000 a year to handle trash tossed into the hopper at the Recycling Center on Spurwink Avenue for proc...

  • After court order, Bath Planning Board amends OK for Wing Farm business park

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously amended its approval for the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. In July, Maine Superior Court Justice Andrew Horton ordered the board to take another look at its April approval of the project. Horton's order was prompted ...