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  • Scarborough School Board elects Beeley as chairwoman

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on Nov. 20 unanimously elected board member Donna Beeley as chairwoman, replacing former Chairwoman Christine Massengill. Board member Kelly Murphy was elected vice chairwoman, also by a 7-0 vote. Beeley, a former Scarborough teacher and adm...

  • Landmark Scarborough restaurant to become foodie market

    SCARBOROUGH — The Dunstan School Restaurant, which served buffet-style, modestly priced meals for nearly 30 years in its namesake former schoolhouse, is being sold to an out-of-state grocer that plans to convert the building into a high-end food store. The sale is expected to be comp...

  • Portland vigil protests Ferguson decision

    More than 300 people turned out in Portland's Monument Square on Tuesday night, Nov. 26, to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this year in Ferguson, Missouri. The peaceful protest, which featured a candlel...

  • Zoning request for Fore Street in Portland draws building height questions

    PORTLAND — A Nov. 18 waterfront stroll provided city Planning Board members and the public a chance to envision the future of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. "We did the site walk to get a sense of scale of the site and what proposed heights would look like," property own...

  • Cape Elizabeth eases restrictions on students who fail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has changed its extracurricular activities eligibility criteria so students will endure less-severe punishments for academic failure. The policy on student use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other prohibited substances was also modified to spec...

  • Permit problem delays Brunswick culvert repairs

    BRUNSWICK — Work to replace culverts damaged during a punishing August rainstorm has been cancelled until the town can obtain a required federal permit for the project.  Town officials learned about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit this month, just as they were getti...

  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • Cape Elizabeth panel urges action on issues facing the elderly

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An advisory panel has presented preliminary recommendations to the Town Council about how life can be improved for the town's senior citizens. Brett Seekins, chairman of the Senior Citizen Advisory Commission, on Nov. 6 talked to councilors about several concern...

  • Workshop set on Harpswell zoning changes

    HARPSWELL — A second workshop on proposed ordinance changes will be held at the town office on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The Planning Board has proposed 10 amendments to the town's zoning ordinance that cover a breadth of issues, from how structures are defined to a ban on...