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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Scarborough High School gets new principal; School Board seeks facilities advice

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board unanimously approved a contract for new high school Principal Dean Auriemma at its last meeting. Auriemma will replace Patricia Conant, whose contract was not renewed after the board met to discuss the issue in an executive session in February. Conant c...

  • Historical Society seeks street stories from N. Yarmouth, Cumberland

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Historical Society is interested in hearing some local tales on Sunday, June 20. Beginning at 6 p.m. at Fellowship Hall at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church on Route 115, the society wants to hear memories from area residents about the main road in No...

  • Performance opens Scarborough library summer program

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library is launching its annual Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 24, at 3 p.m. with a free public performance of a favorite children’s tale, &ldqu...

  • Cape Elizabeth Honor Society raises $2.5K for Sustainable Harvest International

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school National Honor Society raised nearly $2,500 to donate to Sustainable Harvest International this year. The students are advised by Ginger Raspiller, the Ac...

  • Yarmouth panels select municipal officers

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council swore in new members and appointed leadership for the coming year on June 10. Councilor Jeff Darrell will serve as chairman and Councilor Tom Renehan was named vice chairman. New Councilors Steven Woods and Tim Sanders were sworn in. On the School B...

  • South Portland moves closer to allowing medicinal pot, tattoos, body piercing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city may allow tattoo and body-piercing parlors and medical marijuana dispensaries in some neighborhoods, if the consensus reached in June 14 workshop is upheld. "This is our sin night," Mayor Thomas Coward quipped during the workshop. The City Council imp...

  • Falmouth High School commencement

    Falmouth High School senior Jacqueline Conner Scott marches into commencement on June 13 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Sunday's ceremony was the school's first graduation away from the high school.

  • Topsham exhibit features historic pictures

    TOPSHAM — The new exhibit at the Topsham Municipal Building is a nod to the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. The 100 Main St. exhibit, open through the summer during business hours, features a variety of people and places. There is the image of the S. S. Pennsylva...