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  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Error delays safety study of Cape Elizabeth gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee Wednesday planned to receive results of a safety evaluation of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club, only to find out the study hasn't been done. Town Councilor Caitlin Jordan, the new chairwoman of the committee, said poor communication and failu...

  • School supporters plead for tax hike in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Proponents on Wednesday urged the City Council to support tax increases to fund next year's city and school budgets. The show of support came during a public hearing where officials proposed a fiscal 2012 operating budget of $69.2 million, a $2 million increase over ... 2

  • Democrats, GOP pick familiar nominees for Maine Senate special election in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The race to replace Democratic Sen. Larry Bliss in Maine Senate District 7 looks like it's boiling down to a longtime South Portland businessman and a sitting state representative from Cape Elizabeth. Republicans and Democrats caucused last week to select their nomin...

  • Smokers get a reprieve on Scarborough beaches

    Latest budget proposal includes nearly 3.9% tax hike SCARBOROUGH — Councilors on Wednesday delayed action on a proposed ban on smoking on any town-owned beach. The Town Council voted 4-3, with Councilors Michael Wood, Carol Rancourt and Karen D'Andrea opposed, to table an am...

  • Scarborough council scraps plan for community center

    Wentworth project moves forward without maintaining old building SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council reached consensus Wednesday on a plan to fully demolish the Wentworth Intermediate School and build a new school in its place, rather than maintaining a portion of the school for a commu...

  • Bath council urges CMP to delay 'smart' meters

    BATH — The City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday that urges Central Maine Power Co. to refrain from installing wireless "smart" electric meters within the city for up to 180 days. The resolution came a day after the Maine Public Utilities Commission rejected a c...

  • South Portland extends tax break for Fairchild

    Move comes as National Semiconductor agrees to buyout by Texas Instruments SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a more than 10-year extension to a tax break for Fairchild Semiconductor. The move comes during a time of flux for the city's semicondu...

  • Author Meg Wolff to sign books in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Author Meg Wolff will be at

  • Almost ready for business

    John Cyrus and Lynn Hines, of Bangor Savings Bank's information technology department, install equipment at teller stations in the bank's new Falmouth office at Route 1 and Fundy Road. The renovated car dealership will also have an Ace Hardware store and another retailer; the bank is expected to ope...