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  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • RSU 1 hires Topsham educator as superintendent of schools

    Shuttleworth opts out of retirement for Camden-Rockport job BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday evening to hire Patrick Manuel as the district's new superintendent. The same day, departing Superintendent William Shuttleworth announce...

  • Brunswick parents hope to keep Jordan Acres school open

    BRUNSWICK — Residents are mounting a campaign to avoid the temporary closing of Jordan Acres Elmentary School. More than 75 people have joined a Facebook group called

  • Maine's First Ship earns $15K grant

    BATH — Maine’s First Ship, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Kennebec River boat-building tradition, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation. The money will be go toward Maine’s First Ship’s summer program, which will la...

  • Freeport council eschews bond referendum, allocates $2.3M for fields, trails

    FREEPORT — With nearly 100 people in attendance, the Town Council Tuesday night agreed to use $2.3 million from an excess fund balance for athletic fields and trails on Hunter Road. Freeport Fields and Trails, a coalition of residents and business owners, has proposed a multi-use com...

  • Improvements incremental for Maine bail system

    Last in a series, "Maine’s bail system: a 19th century holdover," by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget restores to the state judicial system a position that in the past has helped to improve the hiring and training of th...

  • Correction

    Last week's sidebar story with Part 3 of the Maine Center for Public Interest series on bail commissioners should have said commissioners can charge up to $60 in cases where a defendant is released on personal recognizance. Also, in Part 2 of the series, the name of Cumberland County bail commiss...

  • Yarmouth initiative hopes to inspire green design

    YARMOUTH — Residents interested in green infrastructure planning, permaculture and open space protection will have an opportunity to attend two more workshops hosted by Greenprint Yarmouth. Vanessa Farr, the town's director of planning and development, said the Greenprint Town Hall S...

  • Doane property contract zone gets nod from Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — A contract zone agreement for the first phase of the Village Green Revitalization Master Plan received unanimous Town Council approval Monday. The agreement is between the town and Village Green Cumberland, a corporation created by project developer Bateman Partners....