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  • Neighbors sue over Cape Elizabeth house, driveway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents have filed two lawsuits over building and driveway permits issued for a house under construction at 6 Stonegate Road. David and Tracey Weatherbie of 14 Stonegate Road filed a complaint in Maine Superior Court on Jan. 27 against the town of Cape Elizabeth. R... 1

  • South Portland receives $340K security grant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted a nearly $340,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Most of the money will be used to purchase public safety equipment, high school security cameras and pass cards, communications equipment, and training. The remainin...

  • South Portland police raid marijuana grower who claims to be a caregiver

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police on Wednesday dismantled a marijuana growing operation run in the basement of a Harborview Avenue home by a 37-year-old man who claims to be a primary caregiver for medical marijuana patients. Police Lt. Frank Clark said police seized about 135 marijuana plants...

  • Brunswick base land for police station isn't free, after all

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a police station at Brunswick Naval Air Station lost some of its appeal Tuesday. Many Police Station Subcommittee members had been under the impression that the town could acquire the Bath Road property for free. The general impression had been that th...

  • Bath council backs sewer bond, scraps property upkeep rules

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $2 million bond for sewer improvements, and opted not to move forward with a proposed property maintenance ordinance. If the bond receives final passage next month, the city will borrow $2 million to pay for sewer and s...

  • In the lunch line: Maine schools respond to call for healthier foods, more physical activity

    SCARBOROUGH — It's quiet in the Wentworth Intermediate School lunch room, aside from the metallic click of cafeteria tables snapped into place by custodians and the occasional clang as a lunch server drops a metal serving spoon into a pan. Then the students arrive, some on the run.

  • Council may reconsider Higgins Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council may reconsider its decision to ban off-season parking on all Higgins Beach neighborhood roads except approximately 15 spaces on Bayview Avenue. Councilor Carol Rancourt asked that the decision to ban off-season parking along much of Bayview Avenue be pu...

  • Freeport Historical Society hosts valentine exhibit

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society will present "Greeting from the Heart," an illustrated presentation on the establishment of the valentine industry in the U.S. On Sund...

  • Cape committee forms to screen school chief applicants

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has formed an 11-member committee to help screen superintendent of schools applicants. The board must replace former Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who retired at the end of December. Ken Murphy, the former superintendent of schools in Yarmouth, i...

  • South Portland councilors open to budget hike for city, but not for schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A majority of city councilors on Monday said they would be open to at least a 2.5 percent increase in the upcoming municipal budget. Their directive to the city manager stands in stark contrast to budget guidance provided several weeks ago to the School Board, which ...