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  • Seafood seller says he's trapped by Scarborough policy on home businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — Martin Macisso says he isn't looking for special treatment, just "a fair playing field." Macisso, the owner of Scarborough Fish & Lobster Market at 697 Route 1, has been selling lobster, clams, haddock and shrimp at Dunstan Corner for 25 years, carrying on the tradition...

  • South Portland pressed to allow private school students on public school teams

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department's policy of excluding private school students from public middle school sports teams is being challenged by a group of parents. The School Board will hold a workshop after its regular business meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, to discuss the policy and co...

  • Stage set for significant cuts in South Portland services, staff

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilors on Jan. 4 decided to build a budget for the next fiscal year that does not increase the local tax rate. Since non-property tax revenues are declining and operating costs are increasing, municipal and school services and staff, which accounts for more than...

  • Trial to begin in shooting death of South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jury selection begins Friday, Jan. 8, in Cumberland County Superior Court in the trial of a Skowhegan man accused of killing a 50-year-old computer programmer who lived in the Willard Beach neighborhood. Malcolm Lavalle-Davidson, 50, is charged with manslaughter in the a...

  • Bath council gives initial OK to borrowing $300K for turf field

    BATH — A bond issue of up to $300,000 for all-weather turf at McMann Field narrowly received initial approval from the City Council Wednesday evening. The council voted 5-4 to grant first passage to an ordinance that authorizes the borrowing , which will pay for the purchase and ins...

  • Finishing touch in Freeport

    Camden Acousti, left, and his dad Tom stand back and admire their work after topping a newly sculpted snowman with a winter cap Sunday, Jan. 3, on School Street in Freeport.

  • Registration announced for Falmouth kindergarten

    FALMOUTH — Registration for 2010-2011 kindergarten will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 12, 13 and 14 in the Lunt School lobby. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall. The child's o...

  • RSU 5 nomination papers available in Durham

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers are available for Durham citizens who would like to sit on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors. Durham resident and board member Laurie Poissonnier has reached the end of her one-year term and her replacement will be elected for a three-year ter...

  • Employees sue owner of popular Portland restaurant, seek $160K

    PORTLAND — A group of restaurant workers filed a lawsuit in federal court Jan. 6, claiming a local restaurant owner has violated labor laws. Two current and four former employees of The Front Room are suing chef/owner Harding Smith for $160,000, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S....

  • Group sues to prevent closing of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — A group fighting to prevent the closing of West Harpswell School is taking its case to court. Friends for Harpswell Education on Monday filed a lawsuit against state Education Commission Susan Gendron and School Administrative District 75, disputing the district's rationale f...