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  • S.P. OKs plans for Jetport Plaza coffee shop

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of the Planning Board on Tuesday approved the site plan for a new coffee shop in Jetport Plaza.  The plan details the construction of a 650-square-foot Aroma Joe’s Coffee to be built at 429 Western Ave. The building will offer drive-throu...

  • Senate District 24 candidates speak out at Brunswick forum

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates in a three-way race for state Senate District 24 on Wednesday spoke about a wide range of issues including welfare, taxes, the minimum wage and partisan politics during an election forum held in the Brunswick Town Office. Democrat Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, who is ru...

  • Where to vote Nov. 4 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For the first time in a decade, South Portland voters might find themselves reporting to new polling locations on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Though the locations themselves have not changed, electoral district lines were altered earlier this year, meaning th...

  • Alleged racist taunts mar Scarborough soccer match

    SCARBOROUGH — Alleged racist language at a recent high school soccer game has prompted investigations by Scarborough and Portland school superintendents, both of whom denounced the behavior. Parents and others charge that racial slurs and insults were directed toward members of the D...

  • Turning 250, Cape kicks off year-long birthday party

    A banner for the town's 250th anniversary celebration stands in Cape Elizabeth Town Council chambers, where the celebration plans were approved in January. Barbara Powers said additional banners will be unveiled soon.

  • Harpswell considers slew of ordinance changes

    HARPSWELL — The Planning Board is asking for citizens' input on 10 ordinance amendments under consideration for next year's Town Meeting warrant. The proposed ordinance changes range widely in scope, from a revision of the town's definition of structures to a town-wide ban on pe...

  • Brunswick council OKs Eldridge contract, but vacation-time concerns linger

    BRUNSWICK — As John Eldridge officially takes the reins as Brunswick's new chief executive, he intends to tighten up management practices that have allowed employees to accrue, and be paid for, vacation time over what is allowed by town regulations.  Concern over the substa...

  • Harpswell charter school thrives in its sophomore year

    HARPSWELL — Now in its second year, Harpswell Coastal Academy has doubled its students and staff, added two new grades and broadened programming and long-term projects in its classrooms. That's a lot of transition for the fledgling charter school, and Headmaster John D'Anieri admits ...

  • Bath Police K9 team nets state award

    BATH — Cpl. Michelle Small, a police officer with the city for 13 years, and her K9 dog Sampson were named the Maine State Grange Community Service's outstanding K9 team of the year at a ceremony in Skowhegan Oct. 16. "I was quite surprised to receive the award," Small said Oct. 23 i...

  • United Way seeks funding partnerships

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine is seeking new funding partnerships with local nonprofit organizations that work to improve people’s lives through education, health and financial stability. "United Way is committed to positively improving local people's lives and strengthe...