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  • Parlez-vous Francais? Cape Elizabeth 1st-graders do

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an attempt to create global citizens and increase proficiency, Pond Cove Elementary School is now offering world language classes to first-graders. Prior to this school year, the school offered language classes to students in second grade and above. Now, firs...

  • Brunswick council weighs fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering improvements to the heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station on Bath Road. The discussion follows the recommendations of a engineering firm assigned to look into issues with the systems reported by members of the Fire Dep...

  • LePage leads off candidate forums run by Cape Elizabeth High School students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students in the high school's advanced placement U.S. government class will not only be hosting this year's local candidate nights, but will also be moderating discussions with the three gubernatorial candidates. The class of seniors will be setting up and leading di...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks help replacing trail stonework

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is accepting bids to remove and rebuild the stone steps on the Great Pond Trail, where the existing steps are decaying. The steps are only a few years old, but have already been damaged and worn down. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said the town is looking for...

  • South Portland council OKs Waterman Drive lot, parks SMCC request

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Parking problems took up much of the City Council's time this week. The council on Monday awarded a construction contract for a new public parking lot along Waterman Drive between C and E streets, but indicated a lack of support for an appeal from Southern Maine...

  • Harpswell fire departments seek volunteer drivers

    HARPSWELL — The town's three fire departments are seeking volunteer emergency drivers.  Volunteers later this month will train in a two-part program to drive an ambulance, paramedic car, and other emergency vehicles used by the Cundy's Harbor, Harpswell Neck and Orr's and B...

  • State ready to seek bids for new Scarborough bridge

    SCARBOROUGH — Nearly 50 Pine Point residents Tuesday got a last look at plans for the Pine Point Crossing Bridge replacement, which will include a temporary bridge to continue two-lane traffic. The two-lane bridge, which spans the Pam Am railroad tracks, is nearly...

  • Untested candidates seek at-large seat on Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Two political newcomers are competing for an at-large seat on the Town Council in the Nov. 4 general election.  Kathy Wilson, who owns a Pleasant Street dog grooming business, and John Portela, a sandblaster at Bath Iron Works, are contending for a the seat now ...

  • Bikers leave South Portland for NYC, seeking climate action

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Well-wishers and environmentalists gathered at the Community Center Wednesday morning to send off Whitehall Avenue resident Bob Klotz as he began a 350-mile bike ride to New York City in support of the People's Climate March. Klotz, local representative of the e...

  • Pending appeal, ruling restores public access to Harpswell beach

    HARPSWELL — Shoreline access proponents claimed victory this week after a judge upheld the public's right to use a private road on Bailey Island to reach nearby Cedar Beach.  In a 73-page ruling issued Monday, Sept. 15, Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills s...