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  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Bank funds academic initiative at SMCC

    SOUTH PORTLAND — KeyBank announced a $500,000 donation to Southern Maine Community College for use toward a student success initiative.  The grant is the largest ever made by the KeyBank of Maine Foundation. According to a press release, the Path to Graduation (P2G) ...

  • Brunswick legislators to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — Local legislators will hold office hours at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 8. People can speak with Brunswick Democrats Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, Rep. Charlie Priest and Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, and Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich,...

  • Harpswell eyes proposed budget of more than $4M

    Initial committee changes to budget requests in Harpswell showed little overall increase in the municipal budget this year. Treasurer Marguerite Kelly said an overall increase of nearly $39,000 resulted in an LD1-compliant budget with about a 2 percent increase in salaries, meeting the Boa...

  • Freeport council balks at $36K request from chamber

    FREEPORT — Although the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce asked the Town Council for $36,000 to support the organization and help maintain an executive direct...

  • Falmouth Land Trust moves to protect 87 acres along Piscataqua River

    FALMOUTH — Thanks to an award of just under $250,000 from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, the Falmouth Land Trust is moving forward with a plan to protect 87 acres of lush forest along the Piscataqua River, adding to more than 100 acres already protected in the area.

  • Habitat plans to build 3 more homes in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Three families will have new homes in the spring thanks to another Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland project on the corner of South Street and West Street. This is the ...

  • Cold message about global warming

    The Natural Resources Council of Maine staged its annual Polar Plunge at noon Dec. 31, 2010, at Portland's East End Beach. The fundraiser and global warming awareness event attracted almost 100 hearty souls who dashed briefly into the frigid waters of Casco Bay.

  • Cumberland council to see Drowne Road development plan

    CUMBERLAND — A master development plan for the Drowne Road revitalization project is due before the Town Council by Feb. 14. The council on Monday unanimously authorized Town Manager Bill Shane to develop letters of intent for the "sale, lease or transfer" of the town-owned Doane Pro...

  • Maine libraries partner to meet demand for eBooks

    PORTLAND — Recognizing a nearly 80 percent increase in eReader sales in 2010, public libraries are working to accommodate the new technology. The Portland Public Library is among a growing number of public libraries allowing patrons to download books for free through a state service....