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  • Victory

    Scarborough seniors (from left) Christy Manning, Jenn Colpitts and Heather Carrier whoop it up after winning the Class A state championship for the first time Saturday afternoon, 52-32, over Skowhegan. More in sports, page ?

  • South Portland PD, Sen. Bliss: Plate scanner compromise too restrictive

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A bill regulating the use of automated license plate scanners is being called too restrictive by South Portland police – the first in Maine to test the technology. The plate readers use cruiser roof-mounted cameras that can read license plate numbers on pa...

  • Bath council hears plan to tackle city’s flooding issues

    BATH — A plan is in the works to minimize flooding issues plaguing several areas of the city. Public Works Director Peter Owen and Stephen Dyer of Ransom Environmental Consultants on Wednesday recommended to the City Council a prioritized series of projects, which are intended t...

  • Rate hikes eliminate projected savings from S. Portland street light reduction

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Like several other municipalities last year, South Portland wanted to reduce its budget by eliminating street lights where they were not needed. After an extensive public process, the city darkened 107 lights along major transportation arteries, expecting to save nea...

  • Public hearing on Gorham Road Ext. closing set in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night set a May 3 public hearing and vote on a proposal to close Gorham Road Extension. The closure is needed so the city can sell a 1.4-acre parcel at the corner of Gorham Road Extension and Western Avenue. City Manager Jim Gailey said ...

  • Cumberland commission seeks volunteers for vernal pool survey

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Lands and Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers to assist an ongoing survey to identify the town’s significant vernal pools. Paul Weiss, a member of the commission and coordinator of the project, said the project began last spring an...

  • South Portland parents unnerved by plan to close Mahoney Middle School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — About 25 parents urged the School Board Monday night to use caution when considering the superintendent's proposal to move to a consolidated middle school. South Portland currently has two middle schools, one more than is recognized by the state funding formula causing l...

  • Finally, it's Falmouth

    Falmouth seniors Ryan Rogers (center) and John Roberts (right) along with their teammates celebrate a long-awaited Class B championship Friday night in Bangor, following the Yachtsmen's 72-65 overtime win over Camden Hills. More in sports, page ? 1

  • Auction and concert to benefit Freeport Historical Society

    FREEPORT — To help raise money for the Freeport Historical Society, Grammy award-winning pianist Paul Sullivan will perform a benefit concert at the Freeport Community C...

  • Regional School Unit 5 bus drivers keep their jobs while budget discussions continue

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board of directors voted Feb. 24 to retain bus transportation services for one more year. The decision means the district will not replace the district-owned buses and drivers with a privatized transportation company, despite facing a projec...