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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • Back to their roots: South Portland residents seek community gardens

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There may be a thick blanket of snow covering the ground, but a group of residents have their minds focused on the fruits of the Earth. Avid gardeners will petition the City Council on Monday night for a plot of land behind the former Hamlin School, at the corner of ...

  • Board backs firing of Topsham assistant manager

    TOPSHAM — After a public meeting that lasted 3 1/2 hours, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday night to uphold the dismissal of former Assistant Town Manager Paul Caruso. An executive session had been scheduled to hear Caruso's appeal, but he exercised his right to disc...

  • Community space considered in replacement for Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — A discussion between town councilors and Wentworth Building Committee members Wednesday highlighted the town's concerns that a new intermediate school may eliminate some of the spaces utilized by the town's community programs. "We recognize there is a need to continue c...

  • Scarborough compromise extends Higgins Beach parking, limits spaces

    SCARBOROUGH — Parking along Higgins beach will now be allowed year-round, restricted to one hour in the summer and unlimited in the off season, for approximately 15 cars. All other parking along the beach and nearby streets has been eliminated. Also, the off-season has been ex...

  • Cape Elizabeth municipal tax rate could rise 1.5%

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Manager Michael McGovern plans to present the Town Council with a fiscal year 2012 municipal budget that will increase the municipal tax rate by 1.5 percent. At a Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, Councilor Sara Lennon, the chairwoman of the Finance Commi...

  • Party on ice

    Members of the Yarmouth High School Class of 2011 form a line while skating last Sunday afternoon at the Interact Club's annual Pond Party. Proceeds from the event go to the Community Fuel Assistance Fund.

  • Workforce housing a possibility for Scarborough's Broadturn neighborhood

    SCARBOROUGH — An affordable housing development may be in Scarborough's future if a $10,000 Community Development Block Grant is awarded to the town. Habitat for Humanity and the Scarborough Housing Alliance have teamed up in the hope that a small parcel of town-owned land just off B...

  • Harpswell's Carrying Place Assembly: 'We want our town back'

    HARPSWELL — Their ancestors walked across the frozen mudflats to build ships at the Pennell shipyard. They constructed the old town hall in West Harpswell, and cleared fields that that have long since reverted back into forests. Between them, the members of the Carrying Place Assembl...