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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, ...

  • Board approves 370-car parking lot at Scarborough Beach

    New home allowed next to historic Winslow Homer House SCARBOROUGH — Despite overwhelming public opposition to the project, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday to grant a special exception for a new, 370-space parking lot and recreation area on private land near ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs funding for Shore Road Pathway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After nearly six years of proposals, planning and discussion, the Town Council on Monday night voted 6-0 to fund construction of the Shore Road Pathway. Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta was not present at the meeting. The council accepted a $729,000 grant from the...

  • Brunswick school budget trends cause for concern?

    Many councilors ready to OK spending plan

  • Electronics graveyard

    Pau Carnero, an exchange student from Spain, stacks a computer that was brought to the Rotary Electronics Recycling Day at the Falmouth Shopping Center last Saturday. Within the first hour and a half, hundreds of obsolete electronic devices had been donated.

  • Kitchen aid

    David Jorgenson of Coffee by Design pours a cup for designer Karen Gallagher of Karen Gallagher Interiors at a home on Fieldstone Lane in Falmouth last weekend during the Falmouth Kitchen & Tasting Tour. Eight local residential kitchens hosted demos by chefs, tastings, and talks with cookbo...

  • School budgets OK'd in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters throughout the area came out Tuesday to support their local school budgets. In South Portland, voters approved a $42.8 million school budget for fiscal 2012 by a 2-1 margin. According to unofficial results, South Portland residents voted 2,458 to 1,226 ...

  • Harpswell gardens taking applications

    HARPSWELL — The new Community Gardens at Mitchell Field are opening to the public. The town is accepting applications from residents interested in renting plots. Gardeners can rent 100- or 150-square-foot plots for $25 or $35, respectively, or construct their own raised beds. The ren...

  • Bowdoin College to host Peace Corps celebration

    BRUNSWICK — The Peace Corps turns 50 this year, and the organization is celebrating its Maine volunteers on Saturday, May 14, at Smith Union at Bowdoin College. Maine is in the top 10 per-capita of Peace Corps volunteer-producing states, and the Augusta-Waterville area is ranked eigh...