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  • 'It could have been a lot worse': Fire ravages Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owner of Red's Dairy Freeze on Monday said he hopes to reopen the landmark ice cream takeout business this summer after repairing damage done by an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Cape Elizabeth and South Portland responded to the single-alarm fire a...

  • Senior prank gone awry: Greely seniors welcomed by Falmouth principal, Falmouth students greeted by Cumberland cops

    CUMBERLAND — Falmouth and Greely high school seniors pulled the ol' switcheroo May 17 and showed up for class at each others' schools – a prank that required the students to put away their traditional rivalry for the day to play a little joke on their respective schools. B... 4

  • Night paving on Route 1 begins May 24

    BRUNSWICK — Road crews will begin resurfacing sections of Route 1 south on May 24. The project will begin at the Cooks Corner exit ramp and continue south to Mill Street. Due to high volumes of traffic, all of the work will be done at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Sundays through...

  • Correction

    A story in the May 14 edition of The Forecaster should have said the union representing educational technicians in Brunswick initially rejected a 3 percent wage freeze for fiscal 2011, but later voted to accept it. The new union contract includes step increases for some employees.

  • Chasing the wind in South Portland

    Cassidy Streeter of Scarborough chases streaming kite tails during the Bug Light Kite Festival in South Portland on May 15, a fundraiser for the South Portland Historical Society. The society was joined by the NorEasters Kite Club, showcasing artful kites and a popular candy drop from a giant pinata...

  • Celebrating green schools

    Brunswick High School students Taylor McPherson, left, and Erica Noe check out a display from the Maine Energy Education Program on Tuesday, May 18, at a banquet honoring a dozen Maine Green Schools teams. The event, hosted by the BHS Environmental Club and Cathance River Education Alliance, honored...

  • Knights on parade in Brunswick

    Hundreds of members of the Knights of Columbus from throught Maine parade down McKeen Street to St. Charles Church in Brunswick last weekend.

  • Route 100 bridge repairs begin Monday in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Construction will begin Monday, May 24, on the Route 100 (Gray Road) highway overpass near West Falmouth Crossing and the Maine Turnpike spur. Both lanes will remain open as much as possible, Maine Turnpike Authority officials said, although there may be times when traffic...

  • Scarborough council weighs options for revised school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Several town councilors took the opportunity Wednesday to express their views on voters' rejection of the school budget, possibly foreshadowing discussion at the May 24 first reading of a new budget.  "I didn't interpret this as a vote of validation that we should ...

  • Scarborough council OKs 3% increase in firefighter, EMS salaries

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a 3 percent increase in salaries for all Fire Department and EMS employees. Firefighters and EMS workers did not receive a raise last year. The new contracts contain a no-layoff clause that would prevent the town...