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  • Taking flight over South Portland light

    With the calendar winding down the final days before Labor Day and the traditional end of summer, a kite occupies the sky over Bug Light Park in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 24.

  • South Portland High School construction 'on target, on budget'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school renovation is nearing completion as students and teachers return to classrooms next week. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the high school project is "right on target" and on budget, with a projected completion date of Dec. 19.  ...

  • Cumberland board tables CMP substation plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Nov. 16 tabled a request from Central Maine Power Co. to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. Town Planner Carla Nixon said CMP is still working on changes for the Raven Farm Substation, and that the master site plan review will return...

  • Cape Elizabeth, South Portland farms offer winter harvest

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three local farms will combine their bounty to offer customers more than the usual root vegetables for a winter community-supported agriculture program. Jordan's, ...

  • Resolve on smart meters eludes South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In what may be a preview of next week's public hearing in Scarborough, more than 20 people attended a City Council workshop on Monday to protest the installation of "smart" electric meters in the city. The workshop was intended to provide more information about the m... 2

  • Termed out: Boudreau ends 18 years on South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Linda Boudreau darted across a city parking lot through the icy rain late Monday afternoon. But this time, she wasn't headed to the City Council workshop at the Community Center or a public hearing at City Hall. She was simply grabbing a small cup of decaffein...

  • 'Food for Fines': South Portland library, pantry partner to fight hunger

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It happens to even well-behaved library users. You check out a book and forget to return it by the due date. You eventually return the book, through the drop slot by the door. Then, you avoid the librarian, because of the shame that comes with paying the dread... 3

  • Cape arboretum project gets $4K grant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With the help of a nearly $4,000 grant from Project Canopy, the arboretum project will purchase 11 trees of eight different species for Fort Williams Park....

  • Troubled Scarborough school preps for new windows

    SCARBOROUGH — Over the Thanksgiving weekend, four classrooms in the Wentworth Intermediate School will have windows removed and boarded over in anticipation of replacement scheduled during the winter holiday break. The plan, according to Facilities Director Todd Jepson, is to remove ... 1

  • Cape Environmental Club plans compost project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Environmental Club received a $1,000 grant from the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation to create a composting and recycling project at the high school. Susan Guerrette, the Environmental Club advisor and scienc...