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  • Suicide victim's body found in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A man's body and a shotgun were found Tuesday in the woods along Cabela Boulevard, police reported Wednesday. Although the person – whose death was deemed a suicide – has been identified, police said, his name was being withheld until his family co...

  • The 8th councilor: South Portland's Russ Lunt is a City Hall fixture

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors come and go, but Russ Lunt is forever. Since his retirement from the Public Works department in 2012, where he worked for 34 years, Lunt, 57, has attended more than 100 City Council and Planning Board meetings and workshops. Just for kicks. ...

  • TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K: 'You don't need to be first, you just need to finish'

    CAPE ELIZABETH — If Jim Croft is anything, he's determined. He set a goal to finish the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K on Aug. 6 and nothing could stop him. Not the heat and humidity. Not a kidney infection. And certainly not the fact he was dead last. Two hours, 32...

  • South Portland council wants more work on Willard Square construction rules

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors are poised to extend a moratorium on new construction in Willard Square to allow more time to hash out proposed changes to rules governing development in the neighborhood. On Monday, Planning Director Tex Haeuser presented proposals to address concern...

  • Elsie, Scarborough's historic elm tree, to fall Oct. 15

    SCARBOROUGH — A date has been set to remove Elsie, the approximately 200-year-old elm tree that stands sentinel over Oak Hill. The most well-known, if not the only, great elm on Route 1 will come down on Oct. 15. The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Elm Committee was held Wednesday...

  • Discovering Shakespeare

    Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" comes alive outdoors at L.L. Bean's Discovery Park in Freeport last weekend. The production, which ends Friday, Aug. 12, is part of the Freeport Shakespeare Festival, running through October at the Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St.

  • South Portland High School alum gives back with benefit concert

    SOUTH PORTLAND — "I'm a nonessential student." That tongue-in-cheek statement was emblazoned on pins worn by the South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble when the musicians performed at a School Board meeting in 2009, a big year for the teenage players. The group had just take...

  • Topsham commissary, Brunswick exchange to close in October

    TOPSHAM — The low-cost commissary and exchange store for residents with military ties will close in October, despite efforts by Maine's Congressional delegation to keep them open. The commissary, at the Topsham Navy Annex, and the former Brunswick Naval Air Station exchange are being...

  • Cape Elizabeth council drops request to place Shore Road Path in Robinson Woods

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Faced with the possibility of an indefinite delay, the town has dropped its effort to have a portion of the Shore Road Pathway run through property managed by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. In June, the Town Council voted unanimously to help the trust fund a $1.1 mil...

  • Renys to open Topsham store Aug. 18

    TOPSHAM — Attention, Renys shoppers: you'll be able to shop in a new store on Thursday, Aug. 18. The department store chain, founded by the late R.H. Reny in 1949, announced plans for the store in April, on the heels of opening a store on Congress Street in Portland. The compa...