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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. Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the woman would be identified when the investigation into what seemed to be an accidental fire concl...

  • 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...

  • South Portland schools brace for influx of special ed students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Schools are preparing for an influx of special education students next year, according to the superintendent. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the district anticipates four times as many kindergarten students with special needs will enter the school syste...

  • Brunswick police station panel addresses transparency, public information

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Station Subcommittee met Tuesday to determine how best to address people who claim the group has not been transparent enough or made enough information publicly available. The committee was formed in December in response to opposition to the site selection proc...

  • Dead River donates to 'Share the Warmth'

    SCARBOROUGH — Dead River Co. announced this week that it has partnered with the United Way of Greater Portland to match donations collected from people and businesses to provide fuel assistance to needy people in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The program, called Share the Warmth,...

  • Restaurant opening a milestone for South Portland plaza

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jeff Applegate has vacationed in southern Maine for the last 20 years. Two years ago, Applegate, who owns three restaurants, started making plans to move to the area from Champaign, Ill. "Originally, it was my idea of semi-retiring to Maine and opening a resta...

  • Open space management plan takes shape in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission, working as the Town Council-appointed Green Space and Greenbelt Management Plan Committee, is making progress as it documents every parcel of open space in town and the potential uses.  The committee has been working with Councilor J...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story, "Group presents $3.5M plan for Freeport fields, trails," should have identified Kristen Dorsey as a former Regional School Unit 5 board member. It also should have said the three youth playing fields would be sodded with grass.

  • Cold comfort in Freeport

    From noon Saturday to noon Sunday last weekend Freeport Community Services held its annual Freeze Out food and fuel drive. Volunteers met at the First Parish Church on Main Street and braved the cold and wind for 24 hours to collect donations. During the night, Sue Mack received a donation while Pau...

  • Scarborough survey: Residents satisfied with police, fire depts., want more pedestrian safety

    SCARBOROUGH — A town survey of 244 residents found that in addition to being satisfied with the quality of life in Scarborough, most were also happy with the f...