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  • South Portland partners for benchmark Internet service

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday announced a partnership with Biddeford-based GWI to provide high-speed Internet service to city offices, businesses, and eventually residents. Trevor Jones, director of marketing and product development for

  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • 'Feed the Arts' fundraiser on Dec. 5

    PORTLAND — The Maine Center for Creativity will hold a "Feed the Arts" fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 5, at El Rayo Taqueria, 101 York St. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant will donate 10 percent of its sales to the center's "Painters, Players and Poets" program, a collaboration bet...

  • SMCC students share 'Sacred Stories'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Immigrant students at Southern Maine Community College will tell their personal stories on Thursday, Dec. 9. The event, "Sacred Stories," is the final class project for the Advanced Speaking and Listening students of City Councilor Rosemarie De Angelis, who is an adj...

  • South Portland offers 'Drop and Shop' night

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Recreation Department on Friday, Dec. 10, will offer a "Drop and Shop" night for parents of children in grades 1-6. Recreation Coordinator Lisa Bingham said in a press release the night is designed for parents who need time to finish errands or simply need a nigh...

  • Cedar Beach legal costs continue to mount for Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The town is close to being on budget this calendar year, although several expenditures have exceeded or will soon exceed this year's targets. The largest over-spending has been in the legal budget, according to Town Treasurer Margerite Kelly – about $3,000...

  • SPHS swimmers hold Dec. 6 pizza fundraiser

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school swim and dive team will hold a fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 6, at Willow’s Pizza on Broadway. A percentage of dine-in and take-out sales from 4-9 p.m. will be donated to the team.

  • Topsham man dies in crash on I-295

    TOPSHAM — A resident died Monday, Nov. 29, when his truck hit a tree along Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the southbound lane, near the Bowdoin town line. Edwin Hull, 65, the only person in the Ford F-150 pickup, was pulled fro...

  • Board to honor retiring Cape school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will honor retiring Superintendent Alan Hawkins during its regularly scheduled business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Town Hall Council Chambers. Members of the public will be invited to speak after the board recognizes Hawkins. Coffee and light re...

  • Harpswell selectmen take close look at Mitchell Field structures

    HARPSWELL — After discussing the condition of several buildings at Mitchell Field and the possibility of a grant for demolition, selectmen conducted a site walk Monday to evaluate the need for structural analysis of each building.  Code Enforcement Officer Bill Wells said none o...