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  • Harpswell moving forward with clam disease study

    HARPSWELL — After being described as Maine's epicenter of neoplasia, a disease that kills soft-shell clams, the town wants to find out if it still deserves the distinction. The finding came after clams from 32 of Harpswell's 54 coves were tested for the disease between 2011-2012...

  • Route 1 in Scarborough is new choice for Martin's Point Health Care

    SCARBOROUGH — Martin's Point Health Care has set its sights on the former Scarborough Commons on U.S. Route 1 for a new health-care center. The center would likely replace offices at 51 Ocean St. in South Portland. The preliminary decision comes after neighborhood opposit...

  • Forum set on plan for Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Fort Williams Advisory Commission will hold a public forum on the update to the 2003 Fort Williams Park Master Plan on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a presentation highlighting current recommendations, and members of the commission, town staff a...

  • Free admission at Portland Head Light

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As part of the state Office of Tourism's second annual

  • Neighbors decry Scarborough Beach park plan

    SCARBOROUGH — Before a large, sometimes unruly audience, developers Monday presented their most detailed plans yet for a new beach-access park northeast of Scarborough Beach State Park. Black Point Park, as it would be known, would feature a 370-space parking lot, walking paths throu... 1

  • Installation of 'smart' electric meters begins in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Crews from Central Maine Power Co. were slated Tuesday to start replacing traditional electric meters with new wireless "smart" meters. The installations marked the end of a 30-day window customers had to opt out of receiving the new meters (for a price). The uti... 4

  • Elsie vs. Herbie: How Scarborough's elm tree stacks up

    SCARBOROUGH — "Just call her Herbie's girlfriend." That was one of the pieces of advice for the town's Elm Tree Committee on Tuesday from Marcia Noyes, Yarmouth's director of community services, about Elsie, the historic but sickly Scarborough elm tree

  • Legal fireworks unlikely in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Starting Jan. 1, 2012, Mainers will be allowed buy, sell and use consumer fireworks. But probably not in South Portland, which is joining Portland in moving toward a citywide...

  • Last-minute request delays South Portland senior housing project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Until this week it was smooth sailing for the South Portland Housing Authority's plan to expand the Ridgeland Estates apartment complex. But on Tuesday, during site plan review, the project ran into trouble. The $4.5 million expansion would create a second com...

  • Revised cell tower language could go to Bath planners

    BATH — The Planning Board may vote next week on whether to recommend that the City Council enact ordinance language regulating wireless communications facilities. The planners, who also discussed cell tower regulations in July, heard advice last wee from Kevin Breuer, a radio frequen...