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  • Decision expected on proposed Scarborough Beach parking lot

    SCARBOROUGH — The debate over whether to allow a 500-car parking lot and beach access near Scarborough Beach, on 64 acres owned by Sprague Corp., is heating up as a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting approaches. A decision, which will be made on March 31 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, has been... 2

  • Tax hike still 1.2% as Cape Elizabeth council finishes muni budget review

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Meeting as the Finance Committee, the Town Council finished its review of the proposed municipal budget on Monday, March 21. The proposed $8.9 million budget includes increases in franchise fees from Time Warner Cable and an increase in fuel costs. Although th...

  • Recount affirms SAD 75 election result in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — A recount on Sunday did not change the outcome of the March 12 School Administrative District 75 election. Write-in candidate Sheryl Johnson requested the recount. In the initial tally, Johnson received 286 votes, trailing incumbent Jane Meisenbach, with 484 votes, and Ka...

  • Brunswick council backs away from back-in parking

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council has had enough of back-in parking at Maine Street Station. Driving straight out of a parking spot is considered safer than having to back out, and the angled back-in parking was believed to create additional parking spots at Maine Street Station. H...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs vendor program at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved a pilot program Monday night for food vendors at Fort Williams Park. Interested vendors have until 2 p.m. on April 8 to submit

  • Brunswick High School raises the (salad) bar

    BRUNSWICK — Students flooded into the Brunswick High School cafeteria at 11 a.m. on Monday, prepared to hustle through the lunch line and back to their tables to eat. But something stood in their way –  a girl in a broccoli costume wielding a pair of scissors. Plant...

  • Topsham hires Millinocket's public works director

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the hiring of Dennis Cox of Millinocket as the town's public works director. Cox, 51, has spent the past 11 years as Millinocket's public works director. He will start in Topsham on April 19. He replaces Rob Pontau, who lef...

  • Diners craving tradition, BLTs, line up at Fat Boy in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Even though the first official day of spring was cloudy and cold, the Fat Boy parking lot on Bath Road was still full of cars with their windows halfway down, black wire trays hanging on the glass. Like ice thawing on the Androscoggin River, or pulling rubber boots out of...

  • Projected school budget includes potential tax cuts in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — A $23.6 million draft budget for fiscal 2012 was presented to the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors Tuesday, with a nearly $19,000 reduction in spending from this year. Kelly Wentworth, director of finance and human resources, said the nearly 1 percent reduction is...

  • Maine's bail system: A 19th century holdover

    People who set bail in Maine have almost no legal training First in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Next week: bail commissioners can lack the information they need to set the right bail. If you are arrested in Maine, everyone you deal with &nd...