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  • Latest conservation property embodies intent of Scarborough land bond referendum

    SCARBOROUGH — Next week, residents will gather with local officials and representatives of several state and conservation agencies to celebrate the acquisition of significant conservation land known as the Gervais property. The festivities will take place less than two weeks befor...

  • South Portland won't seek state funds for high school, eyes June 2010 bond vote

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School officials hope to ask voters to approve borrowing to pay for renovations at South Portland High School and will not apply for state funding. School Department business manager Polly Ward said the state has indicated there could be up to $180 million availa...

  • Willard Beach dog ban activist accuses South Portland opposition of sign vandalism

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The group spearheading an effort to ban dogs from Willard Beach is accusing dog owners of vandalizing campaign signs. A group representing dog owners denied the charge. The referendum facing voters in less than three weeks would ban dogs from April 15...

  • Falmouth Fall Classic

    Lucas Prescott of Yarmouth carries the ball down field, pursued by Falmouth defenders, during a soccer game on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Falmouth Fall Classic. The annual youth soccer tournament attracts 150 teams for games throughout the three-day Columbus Day weekend.

  • Mayo recognized by Bath for 'lifetime spirit'

    BATH — Martha Mayo said she cried on Oct. 10 when she received the city's Lifetime Spirit Award. The honor was part of Bath's 11th annual Citizen Involvement Day, held last weekend during Autumnfest. Evelyn "Evie" Smith was named Citizen of the Year, Help-a-Kid received the...

  • SAD 75 says Harpswell school closure would save $232K

    TOPSHAM — The closure of West Harpswell School would have saved School Administrative District 75 about $232,000 last year, based on an analysis of fiscal 2009 expenses, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. SAD 75 has sent the Maine Department of Transportation an applica...

  • Yarmouth Art Festival to benefit community programs

    YARMOUTH — The first Yarmouth Art Festival will take place this weekend at St. Bartholomew's Church to highlight Maine artists and benefit local community service programs.

  • News Analysis: Brunswick base agency must reconcile region's needs, doubts about Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — Architecturally, there are two-car garages more inspiring than Hangar 6 at Brunswick Naval Air Station. But in the eyes of the organization overseeing the base's civilian redevelopment... 3

  • Crossing Maine Street gives some Brunswick parents reason to worry

    BRUNSWICK — A shortage of school crossing guards on Maine Street has some parents, including two School Board members, concerned about their children's safety. School Board member Michele Joyce informed Town Manager Gary Brown last week about a close-call involving Joyce, her tw...

  • Brunswick council set to OK urban chicken rules

    BRUNSWICK — Some downtown residents could begin keeping up to six chickens in their backyards pending a public hearing and vote by the Town Council on Monday, Oct. 19. The council, Planning Board and staff have been reviewing and modifying the so-called urban chicken ordinance sin...