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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Cape School Board continues budget talks, superintendent search

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board continued March 8 to work through the 2012 fiscal budget and received an update on the superintendent search process. Board Chairwoman Mary Townsend said 15 candidates from nine states have applied to fill the superintendent position, currently ...

  • Section of Wentworth School could be spared for community programs

    SCARBOROUGH — Make space for Community Services or don't make space and lose some services? That is the question town councilors and the members of the Wentworth Building Committee are wrestling with as plans for the new 800-student intermediate school begin to take shape. And...

  • Harpswell town meeting warrant includes beach, dogs, Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — Town residents have a whopping 75 articles to vote on at this Saturday's town meeting, several of which have attracted special attention from Harpswell officials and residents. Selectmen decided to move up the vote on Cedar Beach, the last on the warrant, to 11 a.m. The a...

  • Brunswick, Harpswell start border dispute talks

    HARPSWELL — Brunswick representatives raised questions about taxation and Harpswell's request for 10 shellfish licenses at Tuesday's renewed border talks. The meeting was the first formal discussion about the border issue since members of Harpswell's Carrying Place Assembly questione...

  • Legal wrangling clouds South Portland condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local builder is making another attempt to develop a forested wetland area near Wilkinson's Woods. Steve Berg, a trustee of the Scarborough-based JDR Trust, would like to build 40 single family homes on nearly 18 acres of land located behind the Kingswood Park Cond...

  • Bath condo complex, Hyde School at odds over flooding

    BATH — Three units and at least two vehicles were damaged by water this week at Pine Hill Condominiums, the latest victims of chronic flooding problems at the complex. Edie Lewis of Dirigo Management, who manages Pine Hill Condominiums, said on Tuesday that a snow bank, located by th...

  • Look out below

    Tyler Carl, of South China, an employee of G&E Roofing, pushes snow from the roof of Jordan Acres Elementary School in Brunswick on Friday morning. A portion of the main support beam over a classroom at the school buckled on Thursday night due to the weight of snow and ice. No one was hurt an...

  • Morse takes on sexuality, abuse of power in one-act play

    BATH — Morse High School's entry in the Regional One-Act Play competition next weekend could raise some eyebrows, according to the play's director. "This is absolutely the most controversial play we've ever produced," said Kevin O'Leary, Morse's One-Act director. The play, "In...