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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • South Portland school chief search zeroes in on former Portland principal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A former Portland high school principal is likely to be the city's next superintendent of schools. Kenneth Kunin would succeed Superintendent Suzanne Godin, who announced her resignation last November after eight years in the position. Her last day will be June ...

  • Bath council OKs school sale to Portland developer

    BATH — The City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday to sell the John E.L. Huse Memorial School to a Portland-based developer. The Szanton Co., which

  • Gold for Greely girls

    Greely High School senior captains Ashley Storey, left, and Haley Felkel show off the Gold Ball following the Rangers' 56-39 victory over Presque Isle in the Class B girls' basketball state final Feb. 27 in Portland. Sports, Page 15.

  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some combative remarks by members of the public during Monday's Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to accept a surplus military vehicle from the Department of Defense. The council voted 8-1 to accept a "Peacekeeper" personnel carrie...

  • South Portland hires Boston law firm to defend Clear Skies Ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend the city against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp.  The City Council, as expected, unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and America...

  • Bath land trust to host 5th 'Winter Read'

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will hold its fifth annual "Winter Read" community book discussion March 12. "Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World," edited by Martin Keogh, is this year's selection. The anthology asks the question, "In a time of envi...

  • Divided Falmouth Planning Board backs zoning changes sought by sports pub

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday night narrowly recommended zoning amendments to the Town Council that would allow construction of a proposed sports pub near Tidewater Village. The vote was 3-2 to recommend the council approve amendments to the Tidewater Design Guidelines and...

  • Dam removal debate resurfaces in Yarmouth

    Formal discussions about whether to remove the Bridge Street dam on the Royal River in Yarmouth could take place after April 1.