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  • Brunswick council questions spot zoning request

    BRUNSWICK — Plans to build a "high-end" self-storage facility on Old Bath Road may be in jeopardy after town councilors Monday tabled a decision on rezoning the property.  Councilors intend to see how the site will be affected by changes proposed to the town's zoning bounda...

  • Pols 'not likely' to seek re-election to Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Town Council Chairman Benet Pols may not seek a third three-year term in November, and is encouraging other candidates to run in his stead.  In an interview Wednesday, Pols said he would like to see other individuals serve on the council, but will seek another t...

  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Freeport Sewer District gets $250K grant

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District was awarded a $250,000 grant for electrical efficiency upgrades through Efficiency Maine. Michael Ashby, vice chairman of the district Board of Trustees, said in a press release that the implementation of the technology will reduce the facility's en...

  • Natural gas gets Freeport council's ear

    FREEPORT — Representatives of Maine Natural Gas will conduct an informational presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at a 6:30 p.m. Town Council meeting. The presentation will include a report on gas line installation, safety, training and maintenance. There will also be a question-a...

  • Annual run benefits Yarmouth Food Pantry

    YARMOUTH — The fourth annual Pumpkin Run to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry will take place Saturday, Oct. 30. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race at at the high school on West Elm Street. Participants can also register online at

  • Scarborough school chief retires early, for personal reasons

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent of Schools David Doyle has resigned as of Friday, Oct. 22, citing personal reasons. He will continue as a consultant to the School Department and be paid his regular salary and benefits through the end of December. "It was personal and time. I thin...

  • Scarborough Charter: Amendments would allow recall of elected officials

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters in November will be asked if they want to approve six amendments to the Town Charter, including changes that would give citizens the ability to recall elected officials and to overrule property sales approved by the Town Council. The amendments would also prohibi...

  • Scarborough School Board: 2 first-time candidates challenge incumbent

    SCARBOROUGH — Two political newcomers are challenging incumbent John Cole for seats on the Board of Education. Retired Marine Bill Armishaw and Aymie Hardesty, a mother of six, say they are ready to take on what promises to be a difficult budget year and how to deal with the aging We...