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  • Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

    SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capacity. "It's been a fairly recurring theme, but for one reason or the other we just haven't...

  • South Portland rail yard sought for LPG terminal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Rigby Yard could become the site of a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to serve Maine and much of southern New England.  NGL Supply Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NGL Energ...

  • PUC staff presents plan for opting out of CMP 'smart' meter program

    Proposal still faces scrutiny from commissioners HALLOWELL — Customers may be able to opt out of Central Maine Power Co.'s wireless "smart" meter program – for a fee – if a Maine Public Utilities Commission staff proposal is adopted by commission... 2

  • Cape Elizabeth budget hearing set for Monday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will hold a public hearing and vote Monday, April 25, on the proposed $31 million budget for fiscal 2012. The $8.9 million municipal budget has been characterized as a maintenance budget; the $21 million school budget adds no new services or programs...

  • Helping hands

    University of Southern Maine volunteers Annie Stevens, right, and Sam Harmon organize medical supplies at the Partners for World Health warehouse in Scarborough on April 15 as part of USM's second annual Day of Service.

  • Bathras Market set for return to South Portland's Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Tim Bathras said he can still see his grandfather sitting next to the old gumball machine that once stood next to the entry of Bathras Market in Willard Square. He said the first-generation Greek immigrant had warm words and smiles for everyone who entered the neighb...

  • Councilor denies conflict of interest as South Portland approves community garden plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday voted 6-1 to allow a nonprofit group to establish a community garden on city-owned land on Sawyer Street. But councilors were split on a provision that would require the city to reimburse the group up to $10,000 if the city terminates th...

  • Scarborough enacts beach smoking, tobacco ban

    SCARBOROUGH — Smoking on town beaches is now against the law. The Town Council voted 4-2 Wednesday, with Councilors Jessica Holbrook and Richard Sullivan opposed, to ban the use of tobacco products on all town-owned beaches, including Pine Point, Ferry and Higgins beaches. "I ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth picks food vendors for Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Five vendors have been selected to sell food at Fort Williams Park this summer. Park visitors will be able to buy lobster cakes and lobster rolls, hot dogs, turkey dogs, salads, sandwiches, snacks, chips and beverages between May 1 and Oct. 31. Town Manager Mi...

  • Shore Road Pathway project in Cape Elizabeth gets $729K in federal funding

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town last week was awarded a $729,000 federal grant for nearly 80 percent of the cost to construct a two-mile pedestrian path along Shore Road.  The funds were distributed through the Maine Department of Transportation's fiscal 2012-2013 Work Plan that suppo...