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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, ...

  • Brunswick councilors express support for school budget

    BRUNSWICK — For weeks, dozens of residents have attended public hearings, council meetings and workshops and asked the town council not to cut any more from next year's $33.3 million school budget. On Monday, they received some reassurance that the Town Council will not request any f...

  • SAD 75 taps assistant superintendent for school chief

    TOPSHAM — Brad Smith, hired last October as assistant superintendent of School Administrative District 75, was unanimously approved by the School Board for the top district job May 12. The Cape Elizabeth resident will replace Mike Wilhelm as superintendent of schools on July 1 and ha...

  • State won't pursue bankrupt Brunswick oil dealer

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine attorney general will not take legal action against Thibeault Energy, the oil company that closed suddenly in January and filed for bankruptcy protection last week. Assistant Attorney General Linda Conti said the company's owners, Conrad and Vivian Thibeault, si... 1

  • Freeport fields project gets $500K from L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean will donate $500,000 to the Freeport Fields and Trails project. Company spokeswoman Carolyn Beem said Bean will contribute the money without restrictions. "The gift was given without specification. It is (to be determined) if it will be used for a particul...

  • Heart trek

    Sosanya Pok, 20, of Scarborough, hugs the Martin's Point Health Care mascot before joining the Southern Maine Heart Walk around Back Cove in Portland on Sunday. The event included health screenings, children's activities and educational exhibits, with a fundraising goal of $335,000 for the American ...

  • Ground Zero artifact to arrive in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A 20-foot, 50,000-pound piece of steel salvaged from Ground Zero in New York City will be delivered Saturday, to be used in a 911 monument to the Twin Towers. Elaine Green, the 911 Committee chairwoman and a member of the Freeport Flag Ladies, said the steel beam is expect...

  • Cumberland council candidates cautious on gravel pit vote

    CUMBERLAND — Three residents are running for the at-large Town Council seat being vacated by 12-year Councilor Jeff Porter. Voters will decide on June 14 whether Thomas Gruber of Foreside Road, Sally Leavitt of Morgan Lane or Michael Edes of Edes Road – all seeking their first ...

  • Service costs among issues for North Yarmouth selectmen candidates

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Three business owners are competing for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the June 14 town election. The three-year terms are being vacated by Selectman Carol Burgess, who has served four terms, and by one-term Selectman Mark Verrill. Hoping to fill those...