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  • Successful launch

    A new boat hit the waters of Casco Bay on June 1, after being christened by Spanish immigrant Jacobo Rodriguez at the East End boat launch in Portland. With expertise and support from the Compass Project, Rodriquez and other English Language Learners from South Portland High School built the Echo Ba...

  • Scarborough council sends 2nd school budget to voters, with $100K added

    SCARBOROUGH — After adding $100,000 back into the school budget last week, the Town Council voted unanimously June 2 to send a $34.9 million budget to voters next week. The decision comes after voters narrowly rejected the previous school budget in a referendum vote on May 11. The pu...

  • Investigation of former PUC chief finds no conflict

    AUGUSTA — An investigation by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has concluded that the state’s former chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams, broke no laws when he accepted a job and securities from a prominent wind power developer while still head of his agency. A citizens' gr...

  • Reaction cool to suggestions for Brunswick, Topsham traffic relief

    BRUNSWICK — State transportation planners and consultants on Wednesday presented a series of concept plans they hope will increase access and improve traffic flow around Brunswick Naval Air Station. The presentation was part of a

  • Local Buzz ready to greet Cape Elizabeth families

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Less than a year after a doctor, a lawyer and an advertising executive started working together, their restaurant called the Local Buzz will be officially open for business on June 1...

  • Scarborough students test mercury levels in Millbrook, Nonesuch

    Scarborough High School freshman Gabby Christian shows off her poster depicting the mercury levels of dragonfly larvae in the Millbrook and Nonesuch watersheds. Christian and other students tested clams, dragonflies and mud samples to determine if the levels of mercury in Scarborough's watershed ...

  • Farmers' market opens this weekend in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Farmers' Market will open on Sunday, June 6, in the lower parking lot of the high school. It runs weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the last harvest in late October. This is the second year for the market, which features vendors from around southern Mai...

  • South Portland winter parking ban: Necessity or hidden tax?

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With temperatures hovering in the 70s, the city's winter parking ban is perhaps the furthest thing from people's minds. That is, unless you're Willard Street resident Zoo Cain. "I love this town," Cain said. "But there are some things, like this, that send me ... 1

  • Cookie Jar reopening draws a crowd in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nearly four years after a storm blew the top off the Cookie Jar Pastry Shop, customers lined up for the sweet treats they have been without for so long.  The business reopened on Thursday, May 27, and more than 900 people came through the doors at 554 Shore Road...

  • SAD 75 voters breeze through initial budget approval

    TOPSHAM — It took only half an hour to complete the first phase of approval for the fiscal 2011 School Administrative District 75 budget. With little comment, voters approved the nearly $34.8 million spending plan on May 27 in the first of two of two budget votes. A budget valid...