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  • Thanks, mom

    After working nonstop for three hours at the Earth Day Clean-up sponsored April 24 by the South Portland Land Trust along Barberry Creek and the Greenbelt Walkway, Fiona Simpson, Sophie Garland-Dore, Abby Charles and Sasha Garland-Dore saunter along while mom Wendy Garland gets to lug out what they ...

  • Marley does benefit for Scarborough lacrosse

    SCARBOROUGH — Comedian Bob Marley will do a benefit show for the Scarborough Lacrosse Boosters on Sunday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Comedy Connection in Portland. Tickets to the family-friendly event are $20 each and are available by calling 774-5554 or at

  • Voters to decide South Portland school budget on May 6

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A referendum on the $41.6 million school budget, approved this week by the City Council, will take place on Thursday, May 6. In addition to voting on the school budget, residents will also be asked whether they want to continue voting on the school budget for another...

  • Some Scarborough residents urge fewer budget cuts, higher taxes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council heard from 14 residents during a public hearing on the budget Wednesday evening, and most of them spoke in support of the school budget. The Finance Committee, a subcommittee of the council, has proposed a 3.95 percent increase in taxes to cover the com...

  • Construction company provides financing for reopening of Cookie Jar in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Great Falls Construction is not only rebuilding the the Cookie Jar bakery, it is also financing the rebirth of the Shore Road business. Todd Rothstein, project manager for Gorham-based Great Falls, said former Cookie Jar owners Donna and Tom Piscapo will still run th...

  • Collins' staff to offer local office hours

    PORTLAND — A representative of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will hold office hours in Freeport, Pownal and New Gloucester on Monday, May 10. The Portland-based staffer will provide residents assistance on federal issues and will be prepared to answer questions on topics such as So...

  • Task force finds no dearth of liquor law violations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Liquor lawbreakers beware: there's a new badge in town. A task force of police officers from Scarborough, Saco and Old Orchard Beach last week checked 43 businesses that sell or serve liquor in the three towns to see if they were properly checking identification and not...

  • Solar energy projects on display in Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth

    FREEPORT — ReVision Energy of Portland will host a tour showcasing solar energy installations in Freeport, Yarmouth and Falmouth on Saturday, May 1. Starting at 9 a.m., residents can begin the tour at Falmouth High School, where a wood boiler, solar hot water system and solar el...

  • Cape Elizabeth town clerk urges voting in person on June 8, not absentee

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Clerk Debra Lane is encouraging residents to vote in person on Election Day because of a complicated June 8 ballot. The ballot includes primary elections for governor, a state bond referendum, an advisory municipal referendum on parking fees at Fort Williams ...

  • 'What happens at Bowdoin ...' draws attention to college relationship with Brunswick police

    BRUNSWICK — It's Ivies Weekend at Bowdoin College. For many students that means music, house parties and the seemingly ubiquitous plastic cups and water bottles – the alcoholic contents of which are widely known, but best not flaunted, especially off campus. Student... 1