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  • Scarborough council paves way for 3 new businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council took action Wednesday that will help establish three new businesses. Councilors also approved a $5.4 million public works and transportation municipal capital improvements budget and a $1.5 million education capital improvements budget. The...

  • Reduced role for library board clears 1st hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a plan to reduce the Library Advisory Board's oversight of daily operations at the city's two public libraries. The council also accepted more than $57,000 in grants from the state, including $32,000 to fix t...

  • Maine Mall owner scraps plans for adjoining South Portland development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — General Growth Properties has cancelled plans to build a mini-mall featuring a Barnes & Noble book store on Maine Mall Road.  The decision comes as GGP plans its biggest developme...

  • Cape Elizabeth receives $85K grant for energy-efficient lighting

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Lighting upgrades at the high school, middle school, Pond Cove Elementary School and the Community Center will begin this summer thanks to an energy conservation block grant from the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Cape Elizabeth is one of Maine's 87 communities ...

  • Falmouth police officer promoted to sergeant

    FALMOUTH — Police Officer George Savidge was promoted and assigned as a patrol sergeant. Savidge joined the Police Department in 2002 after four years with the Bath Police Department. He grew up in Falmouth, is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro and h...

  • Cumberland Dem a candidate in Senate District 11

    CUMBERLAND — Charles “Bill” Kenny, a retired Air Force officer and Gulf War veteran, announced his candidacy Monday in state Senate District 11. District 11, currently served by Sen. Gerald Davis, R-Falmouth, includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Long Island, Yarmou...

  • Disney is Cape Elizabeth family's reward for volunteer efforts

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Kim and Chris Gillies have made a point to give back to their community, and with the help of their two daughters, have made it a family routine.  Chris, Kim and daughters Zoe, 13, and Christie, 10, volunteer in Cape Elizabeth and were recently recognized for t...

  • 6 votes kill South Portland plan to save $140K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four School Department jobs are expected to be eliminated after one of four unions vetoed a furlough day to meet a mid-year cut in state education funding. The proposed furlough day, which needed the support of all four school unions, would have saved the district $1...

  • Preparing for spring

    Sternman Andy Haddock loads lobster traps from his boat onto the dock in South Freeport on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13. Haddock and lobsterman Rob Scammon will store and dry the traps until the lobstering season gets back into full swing.

  • Removal of Harpswell-Brunswick pipeline begins

    HARPSWELL — Work is underway on the removal of 7.25 miles of fuel pipeline along Route 123, a milestone for a four-year effort to restore land to property owners and eliminate a potential environmental hazard. On Tuesday, about a dozen town officials and advocates for pipeline remova...