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  • After layoffs, Fairchild Semiconductor vows future investment in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fairchild Semiconductor said in a press release that it does not intend to close its operations in Maine. The announcement came on the heals of last week's news that the computer chip manufacturer will lay off 120 of its 800-person South Portland workforce over the n...

  • South Portland City Council: Property tax relief for the elderly needs more work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday reviewed a proposal to lower the taxes of the city's longtime, elderly homeowners. But with two councilors absent, the proposal was sent back to staff to be tweaked, and will be reviewed again at a future workshop. The idea first cam...

  • South Portland eyes land buy for potential City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday directed the city manager to begin looking into buying an office complex adjacent to City Hall. City Manager Jim Gailey said the complex at 148 Ocean St. would be a "strategic buy" for the city, which could use the additional real estate if...

  • ALS fundraiser to honor Cape woman

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A concert on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the First Congregational Church of South Portland will honor a Cape Elizabeth woman and raise money for the ALS Association of Northern New England. Three former University of Maine singers will reunite for the concert, which will hon...

  • Cape committee to review school chief candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board began the formal process of finding a new superintendent Tuesday, forming a committee to seek and screen candidates and establishing a timetable for the hiring process. The board must replace former Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who retired at the end...

  • Scarborough board recommends building new school to replace Wentworth

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposal for a new school will likely go to voters in November, after the School Board unanimously approved a committee recommendation to replace, rather than renovate Wentworth Intermediate School. The decision came after testing last summer found asbestos in some of...

  • PUC to review CMP's training of 'smart' meter installers

    SCARBOROUGH — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a hearing for Central Maine Power Co. to explain the methods used to train technicians installing the company's "smart" electric meters.  The Jan. 25 hearing, planned from 1-3 p.m. at the PUC in Augusta, will expl...

  • Public lands on new Falmouth Web page

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Land Trust has launched a redesigned Web page highlighting public land access and points of interest in Falmouth. The page, town.falmouth.me.us/parks&l...

  • Lawsuit likely after Cape council lets driveway stand

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A Stonegate subdivision resident said he will sue the town after the Town Council affirmed a driveway permit for 6 Stonegate Road. Robert Stier Jr., of 9 Rock Crest Drive, on Wednesday said he plans to appeal the council's decision in Maine Superior Court. Sti...

  • School chief, state: Not up to SAD 75 to promote opposition to West Harpswell School closure

    HARPSWELL — On Monday, the Board of Selectmen asked School Administrative District 75 to present alternative views about the proposed closing of West Harpswell School. But in an interview Wednesday, SAD 75 Superintendent Michael Wilhelm said the School Board is not required to public...