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  • Summer road repairs start in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Repaving began on Pleasant Hill Road on May 4 and will continue until approximately May 18. The area from Fogg Road to Route 77 will be under construction. Also, installation of subsurface drainage, road rehabilitation and repaving has begun on Old County Road. These pr...

  • Cleanup by the bay in South Portland

    Scott Beatty tosses part of a tree off a hillside at Fort Preble, on the campus of Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. Beatty, dean of administration at SMCC and co-chairman of the Fort Preble Preservation Committee, joined a swarm of volunteers clearing brush and debris from the ...

  • UPDATE: Nearby businesses cope with impact of Jordan's Meats fire

    PORTLAND — Businesses forced to close last week because of a massive fire at the former Jordan's Meats plant on India Street are back in business, but some are still without valuable street parking and all lost at least a night's worth of income. The fire forced at least 14 businesse...

  • UPDATE: Police identify woman killed in crash on Route 1 in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Police said a Freeport woman died Thursday morning in a single-car accident on Route 1. Lt. Susan Nourse said 24-year-old Miriam L. Urquhart was driving a 2000 Subaru station wagon southbound on Route 1 near Exit 24 of Interstate 295.  The vehicle went off the ri...

  • Foundation awards grants to Cape Elizabeth schools

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation recently closed its 2010 spring grant cycle, and will award $27,500 to the school district for programs,  professi...

  • Newspapers, Maine Mall owner appeal South Portland tax bills

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two of the city's 10 largest taxpayers are appealing their 2009 tax bills. One of those taxpayers is no stranger to the appeals process: General Growth Properties, the Chicago-based company that owns the Maine Mall, is appealing its bill after losing a similar appeal...

  • Scarborough council OKs $68.5M budget, tax increase; denies laptop computer initiative

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted 5-2 to approve a $64.5 million municipal and school budget Wednesday evening. Councilors Ronald Ahlquist and Jessica Holbrook opposed the decision. The budget calls for a 3.95 percent tax increase, setting the property tax rate at $12.63 pe...

  • 'Impossible trade-offs': Scarborough voters to decide fate of school arts programs

    SCARBOROUGH — As the music teachers gear up for their annual spring concerts and the art teachers work into the night to set up the annual art show, they work with the  knowledge that this will likely be the last year for some of these programs. The $34.9 million school budget, ...

  • Bath budget avoids tax hike; armory purchase moves forward

    BATH — If the proposed fiscal 2011 budget City Manager Bill Giroux presented Wednesday is the same one the City Council adopts June 9, residents can expect no tax increase for the third year in a row. Next year’s $13.6 million city budget is down 4.13 percent from the curr...

  • Brunswick schools ready to adopt budget, await word on concessions from teachers

    BRUNSWICK — With final details of a new teachers contract unsettled, the Brunswick School Board is preparing to adopt a $32.8 million spending plan. The budget represents a 2.13 percent decrease from current spending, but still represents a 1 percent increase to the town's property t...