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  • Scarborough Winterfest

    Sunny and warm weather on Jan. 16 made the Scarborough Winterfest seem more like Late Springfest, but it brought out a lot of people for events centered around the town skating rink and athletic fields. A highlight were the dog sled rides, led by Stephen Madera, a registered Maine guide from Abbott....

  • The Cap'n is coming back to South Portland: Newick's gets OK for mall-area restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than two years after closing its doors – to the dismay of many longtime, loyal customers – Cap'n Newick's restaurant is planning a return to the city. The family-style seafood restaurant received a license from the city this week to open in...

  • Cape Elizabeth authors' mystery series to debut at Thomas Memorial Library

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Beth and Bob Feeman and their two children made up a story about a blueberry farmer in Northern Maine as they were driving in their car nearly six years ago. Beth Feeman said they started to take notes, and a village and characters began to develop. Over time, ...

  • South Portland can't stop Jetport runway expansion

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After months of resistance from the City Council, Portland International Jetport officials will bypass the city's zoning process and move ahead with an expansion of the airport's crosswind runway. Councilors met behind closed doors with the city attorney Jan. 11 to d...

  • More students hope to hatch businesses through SMCC incubator

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As community colleges continue to experience double-digit enrollment growth, in part because of their affordability during a recession, a Southern Maine Community College program that helps students start their own businesses is also booming. Enrollment in SMCC's Ent...

  • Operation Cupid underway in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Operation Cupid 2010 will seek to help 150 members of the U.S. Army Reserve 619th Transportation Company, currently stationed in Afghanistan. Cards and goodie bags of candy and snacks were decorated at Scarborough Middle School on Jan. 17. Small games, puzzles, CDs and ...

  • Campaign to collect school supplies for Iraq deemed 'overwhelming' success

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An idea that was born overseas, picked up by a service organization in Maine and spread across the country made it possible for 1,500 Iraqi students to receive supplies for their classrooms. The effort by 24-year-old Cape Elizabeth High School graduate Aaron McK...

  • Medical marijuana moratorium clears first hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday tentatively approved a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The 5-2 vote, with Councilors Tom Blake and Rosemarie DeAngelis opposed, cleared the way for a final vote on Feb. 1. If it carries a second time, the ban would r...

  • South Portland police camera sparks debate on civil liberties

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State Sen. Larry Bliss, D-South Portland, this week said he no longer supports a bill that would ban a new traffic surveillance system being tested by the South Portland Police Department. But the Maine Civil Liberties Union said it will fight for passage of the bill...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief suggests increased spending freeze to help fill budget gap

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Jan. 18 School Board finance meeting, with a few adjustments, was a repeat of the Nov. 23, 2009, discussion on how to cope with a $621,000 loss in state funding for the current school year. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins presented his budget adjustme...