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  • Cold comfort in Freeport

    From noon Saturday to noon Sunday last weekend Freeport Community Services held its annual Freeze Out food and fuel drive. Volunteers met at the First Parish Church on Main Street and braved the cold and wind for 24 hours to collect donations. During the night, Sue Mack received a donation while Pau...

  • Scarborough survey: Residents satisfied with police, fire depts., want more pedestrian safety

    SCARBOROUGH — A town survey of 244 residents found that in addition to being satisfied with the quality of life in Scarborough, most were also happy with the f...

  • South Portland energy plan gets chilly reaction from Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth officials

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Town councilors from Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough expressed little enthusiasm last week for joining the city's efforts to establish a municipal energy company. It was the first time the elected officials heard details about the prospective energy supply company, wh...

  • Scarborough school budget would cut 2 dozen jobs, increase activity fees

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Department has started the process of cutting teaching and maintenance staff, as well as instructional materials, in next year's budget. At last week's School Board meeting, Acting Superintendent JoAnne Sizemore presented the first draft of a $35.3 million fi...

  • Harpswell, Brunswick head toward border talks

    HARPSWELL — Representatives from Brunswick and Harpswell are figuring out the details of the their first formal meeting since 2008 about the boundary dispute between the two towns. The move came after the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government last week ...

  • Brunswick weighs public pre-school program

    BRUNSWICK — Since becoming the superintendent of schools in 2008, Paul Perzanoski has been an advocate for creation of a public pre-school program. “They have shown over time that they help prepare kids for success in school," he said. "You get a lot of results for the money ...

  • Bath man arrested on sex offense charges

    BATH — Police arrested a Union Street Court man Tuesday on charges related to an investigation into alleged sex offenses dating to 2007. Thomas Henderson, 64, was arrested at the Bath Police Department on warrants for unlawful sexual contact, Classes A and B, and two counts of unla...

  • Brunswick fire consumes Red Cross disaster fund

    BRUNSWICK — Response to last week's fire at 84 Union St. all but depleted the local Red Cross disaster relief fund. The Mid-Coast chapter of the organization had to draw from other accounts to assist the 17 tenants who were displaced when the 12-unit building caught fire Feb. 16, Exe...

  • Tax increase looms for Bath-area school district

    BATH — Faced with a potential loss of more than $1 million in state subsidies, Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth and his staff are looking for ways to mitigate a large tax increase in fiscal 2012. Preliminary numbers indicate the school district could lose mo...

  • Freeport athletic field plans may include $3M bond

    FREEPORT — Members of the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors will work with the Athletic and Recreational Facilities Advisory Committee and the Freeport Fields and Trails Committee over the next three weeks to create a unified vision for athletic fields and trails. The two com... 1