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  • Falmouth restaurant plan shrinks, but opposition doesn't

    FALMOUTH — The proposal for a sports bar and restaurant near Tidewater Village just got a little smaller. But opponents of the plan for Rivalries at Farm Gate Road and Clearwater Drive aren't ready to jump on board, even though the restaurant as now proposed doesn't include a second ...

  • Election 2015: Chebeague selectmen seek guidance on wharf parking lot

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — A referendum question on construction of a parking lot near the Stone Wharf will be presented to voters June 9, along with uncontested elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The parking lot question is non-binding, and will be used to guide the ...

  • 'Renewed' Kaler school opens in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students, parents and teachers gathered Tuesday at Kaler Elementary School to welcome the new school year and a new instructional model designed to produce more student engagement and higher test scores. This year, Kaler will practice "project-based learning." Teache...

  • Scarborough Downs: We only have eyes for Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs has no plans to build a proposed racino anywhere other than Biddeford, even though new wording of a ballot question makes it clear the project can end up somewhere else. And though they may not agree on much, both sides of the racino debate say they a...

  • Bucket brigade

    A crew from Asplundh Tree Expert Co. removes limbs from a power line on Park Street in Freeport on Sunday, when Tropical Storm Irene hit Maine. The effects of the storm left a peak of about 187,000 Central Maine Power Co. customers without electricty on Sunday night. The company estimated 280,000 cu...

  • Borders: Books-A-Million in, Bull Moose out

    SCARBOROUGH — A federal bankruptcy judge awarded the sale of 14 Borders store leases, including the store at the Maine Mall in South Portland, to Alabama-based Books-A-Million. The deal stymied an attempt by regional entertainment store Bull Moose, which had hoped to buy "a handful" ...

  • Scarborough agency helps maintain bond between seniors, their pets

    SCARBOROUGH — Ruth Mortimer doesn't know what she'd do without her 14-year-old Maine coon cat, Drake. She's had Drake for 13 years, after adopting him from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland when she moved from New York to retire in Maine. She stopped in regularly for sever... 2

  • Literacy group offers free help to adults with reading difficulty

    BATH — While it's the time of year for kids to go back to school, there are still millions of adults across the country who lack key educational building blocks, such as being able to read beyond a third-grade level. Tri-County Literacy, a non-profit organization that offers literacy...

  • New Cape Elizabeth school chief: Different locale, same priorities

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Meredith Nadeau has had a lot to do in a little time. The new superintendent of schools is in the process of moving her family to a new community; looking for a place to live; meeting teachers, administrators, parents and town officials, and learning about the cultur...

  • Harpswell officials consider single-sort recycling program

    HARPSWELL — Town officials are considering changes that may boost the recycling rate. But the cost benefit to taxpayers is uncertain. Harpswell now recycles 47 percent of its total waste stream, well over Maine's statewide recycling rate of 38.5 percent, according to State Pla...