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  • 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.

  • Opponents request hearing on Brunswick train barn permit

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection intends to hold a public meeting on Nov. 13 to gather input on a storm-water permit for a proposed passenger train layover facility in Brunswick. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Brunswick High School, but that could c...

  • Habitat for Humanity launches Topsham 'ReStore' Nov. 1

    TOPSHAM — After seven years in Bath, Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine will celebrate the move to its new Topsham location with a grand opening gala this weekend. The celebration, which will include food, drinks and deals, will be held at Habitat's 126 Main St. headquarters Satur...

  • Habitat for Humanity launches Topsham 'ReStore' Nov. 1

    TOPSHAM — After seven years in Bath, Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine will celebrate the move to its new Topsham location with a grand opening gala this weekend. The celebration, which will include food, drinks and deals, will be held at Habitat's 126 Main St. headquarters Satur...

  • 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...