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  • Taking flight over South Portland light

    With the calendar winding down the final days before Labor Day and the traditional end of summer, a kite occupies the sky over Bug Light Park in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 24.

  • South Portland High School construction 'on target, on budget'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school renovation is nearing completion as students and teachers return to classrooms next week. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the high school project is "right on target" and on budget, with a projected completion date of Dec. 19.  ...

  • Cape council approves $40K Fort Williams plan update, study

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending up to $40,000 to update the Fort Williams Master Plan and to develop a study of the park. The funds will be appropriated from the general fund undesignated surplus for the Fort Williams Capital Fund. Councilors ag...

  • Secondhand dealers may need local permits in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Anyone buying used personal items to sell may soon have to obtain a permit from the town if a new secondhand dealer's ordinance is approved by the Town Council. The ordinance, which mirrors state law, would require every business that purchases used personal property wi...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board election attracts 2nd write-in candidate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A second resident has launched a write-in campaign for a seat on the School Board. Michael Moore, 39, of Manter Street, is a self-employed investment analyst. He graduated from the University of Georgia, is married and has three children. Moore is a member of ...

  • South Portland bond: Voters asked to borrow $41.5M to fix high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked to borrow $41.5 million to renovate and expand South Portland High School. The bond is being sought because there is no state funding to address

  • South Portland City Council: 4 candidates seek 2 at-large seats

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are four candidates competing for two at-large seats on the City Council. Incumbent Tom Blake is finishing his first, three-year term on the council and is seeking re-election. Councilor Linda Boudreau cannot run because of term limits. Residents Albert ...

  • South Portland School Board: 3 seats go uncontested

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are three School Board seats to fill on the Nov. 2 ballot. All of them are uncontested. Board Chairman Richard L. Carter, of Thompson Street, is running unopposed in District 1, which represents the east end, and Sarah Goldberg, of Pine Street, is the only cand...

  • Freeport crematory scheduled to open by new year

    FREEPORT — The Lighthouse Crematory and Remembrance Center on Durham Road is under construction and is scheduled to open by the beginning of next year. Chris Stilkey, superintendent of Burr Cemetery and the crematory, said construction started in August. The 3,000-square-foot buildin...

  • Building sickness: Teacher left Scarborough school to protect her health

    SCARBOROUGH — Before she began teaching at Wentworth Intermediate School in 2006, Meredith Doyle had a mild allergy to cats and no other significant health problems. Four years later, Doyle, 30, of Portland, said she has suffered from chronic post-nasal drip, which has caused other h... 1