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  • Back from the ashes: Tenants to begin moving into rebuilt building on Route 1 in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — More than a year and a half after a fire displaced more than two dozen businesses at 500 Route 1, the first tenant will soon move into the rebuilt office building. The orthodontic practice of Dr. Mark Fischer is expected to reopen by the end of the month. He has been ...

  • The art of traffic control

    Motorists creep along Maine Street during the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21, an event that doubled as an experiment to close the thoroughfare's middle two lanes. Town officials wanted to see if the closure would make Maine Street more pedestrian friendly. The closure drew m...

  • S.P. gets grant to boost OUI enforcement

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Motorists can expect to see extra patrols and checkpoints on the roads from now through Labor Day as police ramp up enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Police Department received a $5,000 grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to increase patrols through ...

  • Online vehicle registry adds Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — Residents can now renew their motor vehicle registrations online. The service, known as Rapid Renewal, is offered through the secretary of state's website. It allows residents to renew their registrations via the Internet by connecting municipal and state governments thro...

  • Brunswick library unveils self-checkout

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library now has an automatic checkout system. The book-lending system, called Self-Check Selma, will allow patrons to check out books on their own, rather than waiting for a librarian to assist them. According to a press release from the library, Se...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about the South Portland City Council approving a collective bargaining agreement with public works employees should have said employees, not the Maine Labor Relations Board, decided to create a separate bargaining unit for bus drivers.

  • Developer eyes Scarborough for 'green' neighborhood, solar array

    SCARBOROUGH — The sun may soon shine brightly on approximately 100 acres of undeveloped area on Running Hill Road. At least, that's what Scott Beaulieu is hoping for. Beaulieu, a South Portland resident and owner of Green Living Development Co., is looking to create a Leadersh...

  • South Portland council takes 1st step toward $44.2M high school renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council approved the first reading of a $44.2 million bond referendum for high school renovations on Monday, Aug. 23. The 4-2 vote sets up the borrowing measure for decisive vote on Sept. 8. 

  • Cumberland council OKs truck buy, review fee

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously authorized a lease/purchase agreement for a new plow truck. The agreement, with Gorham Leasing, is for a 2011 International 7400 Series truck, which will replace a model from 1992. The cost is nearly $164,000 and is included in...

  • New school year focuses on instructional, facility needs in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As students return to class on Wednesday, Sept. 1, teachers and administrators will be working behind the scenes to address the needs of 21st-century learners. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said the school year will begin with an assembly led by national brain researc...