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  • Audubon needs volunteers to find invasive plants

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is seeking volunteers to help search for invasive plants, called phragmites australis, in the marsh. The center will hold a training session on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the survey of the marsh will be held on July 18 from 10...

  • Scarborough bucket brigade

    Sophie Hunsberger, a visitor from Vermont, helps keep her grandfather, Bob Merrill, cool at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Wednesday, July 7, as heat and humidity continued to bake southern Maine.

  • State to begin Buttermilk Cove Bridge work in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Maine Department of Transportation crews will begin repair work on the Buttermilk Cove Bridge on July 19. The bridge carries Prince’s Point Road traffic over a narrow section of Buttermilk Cove.    Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the...

  • Bath celebrates its heritage

    Antique autos are a popular attraction with the crowds lining the Bath Heritage Days parade route on July 3.

  • South Portland creates loan fund for small businesses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday created a new program designed to strengthen local businesses. The program makes bridge loans available to business start-ups and expansion projects. The revolving loan fund will be capitalized with $300,000 in tax increment finan...

  • Workshop hopes to kill lawn chemicals in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes, it takes a personal struggle to compel someone to work for the greater good. That's exactly what inspired Cumberland resident Paul Tukey, best known as a professional landscaper, to pu...

  • Scarborough residents could get mechanism for councilor recall

    SCARBOROUGH — Citizens may be able to recall elected officials if a proposed Town Charter amendment is accepted. The Town Council is considering a variety of changes to the charter, including wording to define the procedure for recalling a councilor or overruling sale of town propert...

  • Fundraising for Cape Elizabeth path project off to good start

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Proponents say fundraising for a $200,000 local match required for construction of the proposed Shore Road path is going better than they expected. Safe Access for Everyone

  • New unit helps South Portland police track sex offenders, inform residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six months into an internal reorganization, Police Chief Edward Googins said the department is doing a better job tracking sex offenders and providing notification to residents. "Not that we were doing a bad job before," Googins said. "But we're doing a better job no...

  • Questions raised by letter in support of turf field prompt Bath policy change

    BATH — An investigation into the city’s role in a letter supporting the McMann Field artificial turf project has prompted a change in the way future mass mailings are handled by municipal officials. Following Wednesday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Bill Giroux...