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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • Winter Harvest: Healthy start to a new year

    Some people have a difficult time around the holidays and this year, I could relate. I turned 35 in December and spent my first holiday without parents. Instead of being angry or depressed about aging or outliving my parents, I gave myself permission to enjoy whatever made me happy.

  • After layoffs, Fairchild Semiconductor vows future investment in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fairchild Semiconductor said in a press release that it does not intend to close its operations in Maine. The announcement came on the heals of last week's news that the computer chip manufacturer will lay off 120 of its 800-person South Portland workforce over the n...

  • South Portland City Council: Property tax relief for the elderly needs more work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday reviewed a proposal to lower the taxes of the city's longtime, elderly homeowners. But with two councilors absent, the proposal was sent back to staff to be tweaked, and will be reviewed again at a future workshop. The idea first cam...

  • South Portland eyes land buy for potential City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday directed the city manager to begin looking into buying an office complex adjacent to City Hall. City Manager Jim Gailey said the complex at 148 Ocean St. would be a "strategic buy" for the city, which could use the additional real estate if...

  • ALS fundraiser to honor Cape woman

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A concert on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the First Congregational Church of South Portland will honor a Cape Elizabeth woman and raise money for the ALS Association of Northern New England. Three former University of Maine singers will reunite for the concert, which will hon...

  • Scarborough board recommends building new school to replace Wentworth

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposal for a new school will likely go to voters in November, after the School Board unanimously approved a committee recommendation to replace, rather than renovate Wentworth Intermediate School. The decision came after testing last summer found asbestos in some of...

  • PUC to review CMP's training of 'smart' meter installers

    SCARBOROUGH — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a hearing for Central Maine Power Co. to explain the methods used to train technicians installing the company's "smart" electric meters.  The Jan. 25 hearing, planned from 1-3 p.m. at the PUC in Augusta, will expl...

  • Public lands on new Falmouth Web page

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Land Trust has launched a redesigned Web page highlighting public land access and points of interest in Falmouth. The page, town.falmouth.me.us/parks&l...