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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...

  • Rooster: It's what's for dinner

    I cooked my first rooster last weekend. I had reservations. I thought the meat would be tough. I thought it would taste too "gamey." I thought it would smell like a barnyard. I was wrong. Penny Jordan of

  • Rooster: It's what's for dinner

    I cooked my first rooster last weekend. I had reservations. I thought the meat would be tough. I thought it would taste too "gamey." I thought it would smell like a barnyard. I was wrong. Penny Jordan of

  • Bedbug-buster: Brunswick pest expert joins industry task force

    BRUNSWICK — Rich Stevenson was brought up with bugs. He's an entomologist and is the third generation in his family to go into the bug-busting business. He grew up fighting termites, mice, and cockroaches alongside his two brothers. Now they are co-owners of Modern Pest Services, a c... 1

  • Council warms to $9M unified plan for Freeport fields

    FREEPORT — The Town Council did not take any formal action Tuesday night, but councilors reacted favorably to a combined proposal of more than $9 million for fields, trails and outdoor recreation from community and school groups. The two groups are community members known as Freeport...

  • North Yarmouth selectmen weigh reduced employee benefits

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen unanimously curbed benefits for future town employees on Tuesday, but tabled consideration of the same reductions for current employees. Among the changes, proposed by the town's Personnel Committee, are elimination of several paid holidays: Ma...

  • Back to a new school

    Second-graders in teacher Kelly Drolet's class enjoy their first day in the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland on Monday. From left, William Oppenheimer Modin, Anthony Stansek, Hannah Smith, Drolet, Bryona Pelletier and Nicholas Leschy.

  • Falmouth council moves toward single question on community center, library proposals

    FALMOUTH — A June referendum question asking voters if they support moving the library to the Lunt School building and creating a community center at the Motz School, at a "net-zero" tax impact, moved closer to approval Monday night. After a presentation of a new cost analysis and pr...

  • Yarmouth council finds savings, but tax rate rises 2.5%

    YARMOUTH — The tax rate has been a moving target as changes to the school budget and the cost of fuel for Wyman Station has raised a projected increase from 1.37 percent to 2.5 percent. Working as the Operations Committee on Feb. 14, the council identified several ways to reduce the ...