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  • 'Water, water everywhere': South Portland officials tour building with an eye toward buying

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Outside, there were weathered wooden walls without siding and portions covered with asbestos shingles. And a steady row of icicles ringed the roof line. Inside, there were stained suspended ceiling tiles. Water dripped from where a tile had been removed, into and aro...

  • South Portland council questions community garden plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents hoping to start a community garden on a piece of city-owned property must first address several concerns before the City Council will consider granting a lease. Members of the Community Garden Collective on Monday presented the council a plan to build an or...

  • Uddermost artist: Retired Brunswick florist is also 'Painter of the Ideal Guernsey Cow'

    BRUNSWICK — Ralph Knowles' claim to fame is a painting of a cow. Not just any cow, but the "ideal Guernsey cow," the model used by the American Guernsey Association to showcase a Guernsey's best attributes. Knowles keeps a print of his painting tucked among prayer books an...

  • Cape club reaches out to reduce energy costs, world hunger

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Thanks to the generosity of an environmentally conscious group of teens, energy costs at the high school will be reduced and 10 families around the world have been given the tools they need to make food and clothing. With the help of biology teacher Susan Guerrette, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth police working to solve nationwide scam

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Local police are working with officers in Michigan to solve a money scam that could be a nationwide problem. According to Capt. Brent Sinclair, a resident contacted police to report an unauthorized withdrawal of money from his bank account. Sinclair said someone...

  • Petitions support Scarborough Downs move

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs' move to Biddeford got closer to reality last week when proponents filed signatures in favor of the change with the secretary of state. The Passamaquoddy Indian tribe also announced it has aligned with the proponents of what will be called Biddeford Do...

  • Winter Harvest: Winter squash

    I've tried a lot of different techniques when ordering food from the winter co-op at Jordan's, Green Sparks and Alewive's Brook farms. I've selected items at random, I've ordered food I've never heard of, but this time I went for squash.  I know I like squash. I enjoy butternut, acorn...

  • Sign-up scheduled for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Registration for the 14th annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race will begin on March 14 for Cape Elizabeth residents and March 15 for the general public.  ...

  • Wyman, Sinclair lead Bath City Council

    BATH — Bernard Wyman will continue as chairman of the City Council and David Sinclair is the panel's new vice chairman. The City Council elected its leaders on Jan. 19. Wyman was re-elected 6-3; James Omo, Mari Eosco and Andrew Winglass voted in opposition. While Wyman voted f...

  • Topsham selectmen back away from settlement of cell tower lawsuit

    TOPSHAM — The town will continue to fight a lawsuit challenging its refusal to allow a cellular communications tower, after the Board of Selectmen decided not to send a proposed settlement to next month's special Town Meeting. Under the terms of the deal proposed by Mariner Tower, th...