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  • Proponents of new school invite public to tour ailing Scarborough building

    SCARBOROUGH — After a plan to replace the ailing Wentworth School building failed at the ballot in 2006, some people blamed the high price and a lack of communication. This time around, the Wentworth Building Committee is determined not to make the same mistakes. On Saturday, ...

  • More changes coming to Route 1 corridor in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State transportation officials are planning two projects expected to significantly alter the Route 1 corridor spanning the new Veterans Memorial Bridge and Main Street. One project will involve building a dedicated bike and pedestrian lane on the new bridge between P... 1

  • Brunswick residents ask board to reconsider school cuts

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of the residents – and some of their children – who attended Wednesday's public forum on the proposed $33.3 million school budget spoke out against proposed cuts to staffing and programming. To avoid a nearly $4 million dollar defic...

  • New parking signs draw criticism at Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — New signs have been posted along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach to reflect the new parking restrictions drafted earlier this year. And already, people are concerned. "The signs went up in good faith, but they're wrong," Surfrider Foundation Chairwoman Janice Par... 3

  • Speakers decry additional $500K in Scarborough budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — Additional cuts to programs and services will have to be made if reductions of more than $500,000 proposed by the Town Council Finance Committee are approved by the full council next week. The majority of the speakers at Wednesday evening's budget hearing asked the coun...

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council OKs budget, tax hike

    School spending plan goes to voters May 10 CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday adopted a $31.4 million

  • Easter parade of umbrellas

    Parents and little children huddle under umbrellas as colorful as Easter eggs on Saturday, April 23, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, where the annual Easter Egg Hunt took place both inside and outside the church because of the rainy weather.

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board hopes to pick school chief semifinalists

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will again evaluate applicants after reopening the search for a superintendent of schools last month. Chairwoman Mary Townsend said the search closed Monday, April 25, and while she wouldn't say how many people applied, she said there were more appli...

  • Announcement expected on development of Thompson's Point in Portland

    PORTLAND — A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to announce redevelopment of one of the city's most visible pieces of waterfront real estate. Lewiston-based Parallax Partners, a real estate development company, is expected to announce the project that wil...

  • West Harpswell School could become housing for elderly

    HARPSWELL — The committee charged with finding a new use for the West Harpswell School held a public forum Wednesday night to gather ideas about how to redevelop the property. Some ideas considered by the West Harpswell School Reuse Task Force and brought up by the community include ...