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  • LePage leads off candidate forums run by Cape Elizabeth High School students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students in the high school's advanced placement U.S. government class will not only be hosting this year's local candidate nights, but will also be moderating discussions with the three gubernatorial candidates. The class of seniors will be setting up and leading di...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks help replacing trail stonework

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is accepting bids to remove and rebuild the stone steps on the Great Pond Trail, where the existing steps are decaying. The steps are only a few years old, but have already been damaged and worn down. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said the town is looking for...

  • Scarborough council delays decision on parking restrictions at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite the efforts of some Higgins Beach residents, surfers and winter beach-goers will still be able to park along the beach during the off-season – for now. As midnight approached Wednesday, the Town Council unanimously tabled until Dec. 15 proposed change...

  • Brunswick School Board considers impact of redistricting

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members participated in a workshop Wednesday night to talk about redistricting following closure of Longfellow School. Longfellow, Coffin and Jordan Acres schools now house elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. When Longfellow clo...

  • Bath council backs new $1.1M bond, refinancing of others

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to borrow $1.1 million for work at Waterfront Park and other improvements, and to refinance existing debt from prior bonds. The council last month accepted a $415,000 bid from Wyman & Simpson to replace a pier and improv...

  • Seasonal hazard

    Freeport firefighter Jason Miller reacts as flames shoot out the chimney of a Brown Road home in Pownal on Saturday, where firefighters from Pownal and Freeport responded to a chimney fire. Miller and Lt. Ken Coslet attacked the problem from the roof, using a weight and chain to clear the chimney of...

  • AMVETS auxiliary seeks items for troops

    YARMOUTH — On Sunday, Dec. 5, the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will host a care package drive from noon to 4 p.m. at AMVETS Post No. 2, 148 North Road.  Games, packaged snacks and phone cards are needed. Items will benefit 12 troops in Afghanistan and should reach them by the holiday...

  • Mall owner emerges from bankruptcy, seeks return of $925K in South Portland taxes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owners of the Maine Mall are appealing their 2009 property tax assessment, seeking the return of nearly $1 million. The appeal by Chicago-based General Growth Properties, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, comes nearly a year after a st...

  • Greely High School club spreads global awareness

    CUMBERLAND — The sign in Chris Hoffman's classroom at Greely High School nods to Mr. T: "I pity the fool who does not recycle." It also echoes a sentiment felt strongly by the student group advised by Hoffman, who teaches several subjects including social studies. Improved rec...

  • Report offers snapshot of dog violations at South Portland's Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The majority of dog owners contacted by police volunteers at Willard Beach over a two-month period last summer were not in compliance with – and claimed ignorance of – the city's leash laws. Recommendations to stem the number of violations inclu...