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News

  • Correction

    A story last week about the interest rates being paid by Falmouth for construction bonds should have said the town's long-term bond rating is AA+.

  • Health-care panel rescheduled to Jan. 4 in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Due to a winter storm on Dec. 9, the high school Advanced Placement government class had to reschedule a panel discussion on health-care reform. The public forum is now scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 345 Ocean Hou...

  • New year's wishes

    Visitors drop their written thoughts into a "wish bonfire" at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on Sunday, Dec. 20, during a celebration of the winter solstice. The solstice, also known as the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, arrived on Monday.

  • South Portland passed over for wind meter, seeks energy czar

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city will be looking for someone to coordinate a variety of energy and sustainability initiatives. But one of those initiatives – exploring the possibility of installing a wind turbine at Wainwright Farms – was dealt a setback this week. The ci...

  • Gull Crest Trail system in Cape Elizabeth to get reinforcement

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A construction bid was awarded last week for improvements to the Gull Crest Trail system. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said the bid was approved by Town Manager Mike McGovern last Tuesday, as recommended by the Conservation Commission. The work will be completed...

  • South Portland moves toward energy audit of city buildings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials are taking steps to hire a firm to conduct an energy audit of municipal buildings, an effort that is already underway in city schools.  The city has a municipal building stock that ranges from City Hall, built in 1898, to the facility at Wainright Farms, b...

  • Scarborough, motel owners complete Pine Point swap; resident files DEP challenge

    Lighthouse Motel owners roped off the end of Depot Street Tuesday after deeds in the land swap with Scarborough were signed and recorded. The town held the first of three open houses Tuesday evening to gather input on a plan to develop a small public park on the portion the town gained in the swa...

  • South Portland High School renovation estimated to cost nearly $44M; further reductions sought

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A complete renovation of the high school to address health, safety and programming needs is now estimated to cost $43.9 million, but is expected to shrink. The preliminary cost estimate is about $12 million less than a $56 million renovation plan that was defeated by...

  • Brunswick council closes year with parking problems, grim budget news

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday closed 2009 with what's becoming a familiar refrain: Gloomy budget news from Augusta and parking issues at the Maine Street Station development. The council tabled its vote on a lease agreement between the town and the Brunswick Downtown Associa...

  • Harpswell mulls challenge to new federal flood map

    HARPSWELL — The town may appeal new flood mapping by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that some people believe could impede land development or increase residential insurance costs. FEMA's remapping follows a congressional mandate to reassess the 100-year floodplain for coasta...