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  • Public speaks in favor of tobacco ban on Scarborough beaches

    SCARBOROUGH — Many residents and beach users came out on a rainy Wednesday night to attend a public hearing on whether the town should ban smoking and tobacco use on its public beaches. All but one speaker were in favor of the ban, many citing the effects of second-hand smoke and lit...

  • Bob Marley headlines South Portland Project Graduation benefit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Comedian Bob Marley will perform at the South Portland Auditorium on Sunday to raise money for Project Graduation. Marley will appear at 4 p.m., following the annual South Portland High School Project Graduation fashion show, which starts at 2 p.m. Tickets for...

  • 4,000 register in 8 minutes for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — It took only eight minutes to register 4,000 online entries Tuesday for this year's TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. Cape Elizabeth residents were given 24 hours to fill 600 online slots on Monday, but it took only 51 minutes to reach that cap. For those still loo...

  • Where's the beef? Meatless Monday at Bowdoin College attracts national attention

    BRUNSWICK — The path leading to Bowdoin College's Thorne Dining hall is uncrowded this week, with most students away on spring break. But on Feb. 21, students selling cheeseburgers staked out the sidewalk in protest of "Meatless Monday," a one-time dinner where neither campus dining ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to consider allowing food vendors at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — For the first time this summer, visitors to Fort Williams Park may be able to buy a lemonade, lobster rolls or hot dogs from licensed park vendors. The Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 21, to review a

  • Yarmouth Wellness Fair returns in April

    YARMOUTH — The sixth Wellness Fair will take place Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rowe School, 52 Main St. The fair will highlight local holistic and integrative health-care businesses and offer participants an opportunity to learn about alternative care. The...

  • Brunswick police station panel settles on familiar property: Stanwood & Pleasant

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Station Subcommittee on Tuesday recommended that a new police headquarters be built on the corner of Stanwood and Pleasant streets. The Town Council reached the same conclusion last fall, but public complaints that that process was not transparent led to the fo...

  • Single-car crash kills Cape Elizabeth woman

    SCARBOROUGH — A 21-year-old Cape Elizabeth woman died in a single-car accident late in the evening of March 11. Alicia Robinson was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry on Gorham Road when the car veered across the other lane, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Rescue crews res...

  • Day for a King: Bath councilor lobbies for annual observance for Maine's 1st governor

    BATH — When it comes to Kings who were governor, many Mainers probably think of Angus, not William, who started it all. City Councilor Sean Paulhus is trying shed new light on William King, Maine's first governor and a proponent of its statehood, who was as a resident of Bath. Thanks...

  • Topsham municipal budget could shrink by 1%

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Cornell Knight said last week that he is proposing a spending plan for next year that will decline nearly 1 percent. The current $8.14 million municipal budget would drop to $8.06 million, under Knight's request. The Board of Selectmen will also make a r...