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  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Portland bridge repairs expected to cause delays

    PORTLAND — Construction crews have closed one lane of the Washington Avenue southbound on-ramp to Interstate 295 as they repair and pave Tukey's Bridge. The closure is expected to last until the end of July, and the Maine Department of Transportation is warning motorists to expect de...

  • Brunswick Landing snares another business

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. Paul LePage and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority announced Thursday that a Texas-based provider of marine and offshore classification services has pledged to move some of its operations to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

  • She imagined that music makes a difference

    Wescustago Youth Chorale founder Ann Dillon to lead her final concert NORTH YARMOUTH — Ann Dillon's vision for a youth chorale was born in a journal entry and raised on the stage. Now, after 13 years as executive director of the Wescustago Youth Chorale, the North Yarmouth w...

  • South Portland council welcomes plan for Knightville farmers' market

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A farmers' market is poised to take root in the Knightville neighborhood this summer. Organizers' vision for an outdoor market of locally sourced foods was welcomed by the City Council during a workshop on Monday night. Cape Elizabeth farmers Penny and Caitlin...

  • Proponents of new school invite public to tour ailing Scarborough building

    SCARBOROUGH — After a plan to replace the ailing Wentworth School building failed at the ballot in 2006, some people blamed the high price and a lack of communication. This time around, the Wentworth Building Committee is determined not to make the same mistakes. On Saturday, ...

  • More changes coming to Route 1 corridor in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State transportation officials are planning two projects expected to significantly alter the Route 1 corridor spanning the new Veterans Memorial Bridge and Main Street. One project will involve building a dedicated bike and pedestrian lane on the new bridge between P... 1

  • Brunswick residents ask board to reconsider school cuts

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of the residents – and some of their children – who attended Wednesday's public forum on the proposed $33.3 million school budget spoke out against proposed cuts to staffing and programming. To avoid a nearly $4 million dollar defic...

  • New parking signs draw criticism at Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — New signs have been posted along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach to reflect the new parking restrictions drafted earlier this year. And already, people are concerned. "The signs went up in good faith, but they're wrong," Surfrider Foundation Chairwoman Janice Par... 3