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  • In North Yarmouth, 2 on the ballot for Board of Selectmen seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With nine-year Selectman Paul Napolitano not seeking re-election, two political newcomers are hoping to take his place. The race between Harold Stoddard of Smithwood Drive and Keith Thompson of Bryn Lane is the town's only contested election on June 9. No one ...

  • Portland police seek 2 in Riverside Street armed robbery

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for two men in connection with an armed robbery reported Wednesday night. Police Lt. James Sweatt said in a press release Thursday the robbery was reported at the Hannaford Bros. store parking lot at 787 Riverside St. around 10:20 p.m. Two victims...

  • Scarborough continues to wrestle with cost of school technology

    SCARBOROUGH — School Board members continued pleading their case Wednesday night to town councilors, insisting that laptop computers for each high school student is a step toward top-tier education. The school budget proposal presented at the joint board and Town Council meeting...

  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council sticks to flat-tax school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A divided Town Council reduced the School Board's proposed budget Monday by $110,000, avoiding a spending increase from the current year. The decision, over objections from School Board members and members of the public, followed

  • Cape Elizabeth educator named Cumberland County Teacher of the Year

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Talya Edlund, a third-grade teacher at Pond Cove Elementary School, has been named Cumberland County Teacher of the Year. Edlund, who has worked at Pond Cove since 2004, was one of 300 nominees across all 16 Maine counties. She found out she won on May 1 after b...

  • Brunswick council, School Board find common ground on budget

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department's proposed budget received a positive reaction this week from the Town Council. In April, Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski told the School Board that he had been advised by Town Manager John Eldridge to

  • South Portland LPG storage proposal could turn on semantics

    SOUTH PORTLAND — NGL Supply Terminal Co. says its proposal to build a liquefied petroleum gas storage facility at Rigby Rail Yard is permitted because its tanks are not storage tanks, but "pressure vessels." According to a report on behalf of NGL, construction of six 60,000-gall...

  • South Portland council shows interest in minimum-wage hike

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday took a united stand that the  minimum wage is too low. But they expressed varying support for independently raising the city's minimum wage. Councilor Brad Fox, who initiated the workshop discussion, said regulating the mini...

  • Harpswell property owner argues for Cedar Beach appeal

    HARPSWELL — Attorneys representing a land owner who wants to prevent public use of the Cedar Beach access road have responded to a legal brief filed by access proponents. Betsy Atkins purchased the road in June 2014 from Charles and Sally Abrahamson through her real estate compa...

  • Brunswick Planning Board reverses staff, tables plan for dental office

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board Tuesday tabled an application for a dental office on Baribeau Drive. The board found the proposed project does not comply with town design standards. The proposal submitted by Smiling Sailboat Holdings is for a 5,000-square-foot office build...