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  • Agreement reached on Pine Point pier in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed pier at Pine Point will move forward after a deal was reached between the town and the Lobstermen's Co-op, which owns the property where the pier will be constructed. Despite lengthy and, at times, contentious negotiations, the Town Council unanimously approv...

  • Sale of Western Avenue land could cost South Portland up to $125K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 6-1 in a special meeting on Monday night to spend up to $125,000 to help a local developer remove underground utilities beneath the recently closed Gorham Road extension. The approval removes the final hurdle to the city's attempt to sell a 1.4...

  • South Portland eyes ban on pellet guns, sling shots

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday will consider outlawing pellet guns, sling shots, bows and arrows and other weapons on public lands and roads. The proposed ordinance would also make it illegal for people to use those weapons anywhere in the city – even on priva... 1

  • PAC forms for $41.5M high school bond in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new political action committee hopes to harness the energy of dozens of parents and residents in an effort to convince voters to approve a $41.5 million bond to rebuild South Portland High School. RenewSPHS on Tuesday evening hosted the first of two advocate-traini...

  • Remembering 9/11 in Freeport

    Flags of all sizes line Main Street in Freeport on Saturday morning, Sept. 11, when dozens of people joined the Freeport Flag Ladies for their annual tribute and memorial to the 9/11 attacks.

  • Cape residents voice opposition to pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dozen residents spoke against a proposed pay-per-bag waste disposal system at a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 13. Inconvenience, unfair costs and disguised taxes were mentioned as reasons they oppose the proposal. In creating goals for 2010, the Town Counc... 1

  • Freeport Historical Society seeks images

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society is seeking images and photographs for the Freeport Heritage Trail interpretive sign program scheduled to launch this fall. The organization welcomes any images relating to the Old First Parish Meetinghouse and Cemetery in print or drawing, and any im...

  • Kaplan award nominations available in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Nominations for the award given annually in memory of Carol Kaplan, the former General Assistance administrator, are now available through Freeport Community Services. Residents of Pownal and Freeport can submit a nomination form to FCS by calling 865-3985 or visiting 53 D...

  • Call for entries for Yarmouth Art Festival

    YARMOUTH — Entries for the second annual Yarmouth Art Festival are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 24.  The juried show will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 23, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road. The exhibit will be open from 10...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick races benefit Safe Passage

    YARMOUTH — Safe Passage, a nonprofit organization created to help impoverished at-risk children in Guatemala, is hosting a local, global and virtual 5K race on Saturday, Sept. 25. The sixth annual Esperanza 5K will take place in Brunswick at Bowdoin College, in