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  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • S.P. council mulls viability of 'solar farm'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A report about the feasibility of constructing a solar farm created what Councilor Patricia Smith called a “mixed bag” at a City Council workshop on Monday night.  Representatives from ReVision Energy told the council that the city’s cappe...

  • Cape Land Trust offers outdoor activities

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents are invited to participate in a two-hour cross-country skiing adventure on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m with the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. The group will lead intermediate skiers through the town's trail network. Cross-country ski enthusiasts are encouraged ...

  • 800 runners expected in Cape Elizabeth race

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 30th Mid-Winter Classic 10-mile road race will take place Sunday, Feb. 6, starting at Cape Elizabeth High School. About 800 runners wil...

  • Under the rainbow

    Students from Falmouth and School Administrative District 51 use a parachute-like cloth to exercise their arms and help their coordination Jan. 28 during the Falmouth Invitational at Falmouth High School. The local event for special needs students, which included games and snowmobile rides, was an a...

  • Portland forum to examine instant runoff voting

    PORTLAND — The Maine League of Women Voters is hosting an informational meeting Feb. 4 to discuss instant runoff voting. Portland voters will be asked to use this type of voting – which asks voters to rank their choices on the ballot – in November for the city's...

  • Board Barn to hold grand opening in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The Board Barn, which sells lumber, wood pellets and shavings at a discount, has opened at 222 Gray Road. The store, across from Skillins Greenhouse, is an affiliate of Record Building Supply in Oxford. Michael and Hilda Record purchased the prope...

  • Navy gives go-ahead for Brunswick Naval Air Station property transfers

    BRUNSWICK  — Brunswick Naval Air Station is one major step closer to redevelopment. The U.S. Navy announced last week that it had signed the Record of Division regarding the environmental impact of redeveloping the base. The signing marks the end of the 2 1/2-year environmental ...

  • No shortage of candidates for Harpswell elections

    HARPSWELL — Two candidates will be vying for a seat on the Board of Selectmen in March. Alison Hawkes, of Cundy's Harbor, and Rick Daniel, of Harpswell Neck, filed nomination papers to replace outgoing Selectman Mark Wallace. There are also three candidates for the board of Sc...

  • Governor, feds looking into Brunswick oil company closing

    BRUNSWICK — Maine's attorney general has received more than 350 complaints from former customers since Thibeault Energy closed on Jan. 22. Now the outcry has prompted Gov. Paul LePage to schedule a private work session on the oil company for Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Augusta. The se...