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  • South Portland adds another Otto, SoPo Bar & Grill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has two more locally owned restaurants to tout. A fourth location of Otto Pizza in southern Maine – and the second in South Portland – of...

  • Brunswick council reduces sewer debt limit increase

    BRUNSWICK — A skeptical Town Council approved a $5 million debt limit increase Monday for the Brunswick Sewer District, enough for the agency to fund an expensive facility upgrade, but only a quarter of the amount it requested.  Councilors also voted to participate as a mun...

  • Scarborough students see the light of computer coding

    SCARBOROUGH — "What skill did you use to light that Christmas tree?" Courtney Graffius asked a class of second-grade students at Eight Corners Elementary School last week. "Coding!" shouted a boy in the back. "That's right," Graffius replied. "Coding." Graffius, al...

  • Harpswell floats aquaculture permit plan to protect clamflats

    HARPSWELL — Resident clammers are putting the final touches on an ambitious plan to protect almost 900 acres of intertidal mudflats through the broad application of municipal aquaculture permits. The Marine Resources Committee intends to propose an ordinance amendment that would...

  • South Portland confident about pool of school chief candidates

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board has begun its search for the successor to Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin, who will leave the post June 30, 2015.  Job advertisements have been placed in The Boston Globe, Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram, board chai...

  • Brunswick stress busters: Bowdoin College students get 'fuzz therapy' during finals

    BRUNSWICK — Like celebrities evading paparazzi, six furry guests were quietly slipped through a side door into a nondescript first-floor reading room at the Bowdoin College library, barely noticed by the dozens of students anxiously lined up to receive them.  But when the d...

  • Bath mulls improvements at dog-friendly South End Park

    BATH — With $100,000 in hand from Bath Iron Works to fund improvements at South End Park, the city is studying how to use the money and may present proposals this winter. The Washington Street park, which sits on the Kennebec River and used to belong to BIW, is a popular venue where ...

  • Topsham 250th to wrap with time capsule, fireworks

    TOPSHAM — The town's year-long 250th birthday celebration, which received a less-enthusiastic response than organizers expected, will end with a bang: a fireworks show and bonfire on New Year's Eve. The steering committee's co-chairman this week said he he wished the various events t...

  • Freeport council sets fees for food trucks

    FREEPORT — Food trucks are now allowed in some parts of town after the Town Council established a fee structure for the businesses.  T...

  • North Yarmouth taps Portland architect for development study

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday hired Stephen Blatt Architects to conduct a facilities study on three development options the town faces. The town will pay the Portland firm $18,000, which comes out of an economic development fund, according to Town Manager Rosemar...