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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • South Portland Winterfest postponed to Feb. 6-7

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With another snow storm predicted for Friday, the city's third annual Winterfest has been postponed a week to Feb. 6-7. The decision was announced Thursday morning by Tony Wagner of the sponsoring Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth. With the Pub...

  • South Portland council continues discussion about Knightville parking

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council continues to mull the shortage of parking in Knightville and possible solutions to the problem. "The question is, do we open up city parking lots for public (overnight) parking?" Councilor Tom Blake said in a workshop on Monday.  Som...

  • South Portland police chief explains use-of-force, weapons policies

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police Chief Ed Googins on Monday gave the City Council an impassioned presentation on department protocol and standards, particularly regarding response to group demonstrations, and when and how to exert force. He also parried criticism about the Police Departm...

  • Harpswell incumbents unopposed on town ballot

    HARPSWELL — Barring any write-in candidacies, a trio of incumbent office-holders will be unopposed in their bids for new terms. Selectman Ellie Multer, School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors member Joann Rogers, and Road Commissioner Ron Ponziani will be the only candid...

  • Harpswell town planner heading to Topsham

    HARPSWELL — Carol Eyerman, who has led the town's Planning Department for seven years, is leaving, but she isn't going far.  Eyerman, who was hired as Harpswell's town planner in 2007, has accepted a position as assistant town planner in Topsham. She expects to start in ear...

  • Brunswick dog day-care business has tails wagging

    BRUNSWICK — When she opened Blue Dog Day Care in November, Meghan Osborne suspected business would be good, but she didn't expect to have a full house every day. "I don't know if I thought we were going to reach the limit in the first two months," Osborne said, in an interview at the...