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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Five Rivers hosts Pecha Kucha night at Frontier Cafe

    BRUNSWICK — Five Rivers Arts Alliance is holding its fifth Pecha Kucha night at Frontier Cafe on Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Pecha Kucha, which means "chit chat" or "little conversation," features the work of 10 local artists, innovators and creative thinkers. Each artist will have ex...

  • Harlem Superstars bounce into Bath March 10

    BATH — The Harlem Superstars will host a charity basketball game at Bath Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10. The event will raise money for Teens of America, a national program that educates teenagers on the impacts of dangerous trends faced by the country's youth. ...

  • Topsham woman charged with drug theft

    TOPSHAM — A 59-year-old Topsham woman was charged last week by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency for allegedly stealing drugs from the pharmacy she worked at. Doris Bourque was issued a summons on March 3 following an investigation by MDEA, Brunswick police and the Sagadahoc County S...

  • Rotary awards grant to Thomas Memorial Library

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club awarded Thomas Memorial Library money to purchase the complete DVD children's documentary series, “Families of the World.” This series features 24 DVDs, each profiling families in different parts of the world....

  • Doggone good to have Red's back

    Red's Dairy Freeze reopened March 4, 10 months after a fire destroyed the popular South Portland landmark. Daniel Roberts and his yellow lab, Ranger, were part of a large group of Red's fans happy to have their soft-serve ice cream spot back in business.

  • Cape proposes $8.9M municipal-side budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Manager Mike McGovern has submitted a preliminary $8.9 million municipal budget that would increase property taxes by 1.2 percent. The Town Council is expected to discuss the budget proposal at a

  • Cape School Board continues budget talks, superintendent search

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board continued March 8 to work through the 2012 fiscal budget and received an update on the superintendent search process. Board Chairwoman Mary Townsend said 15 candidates from nine states have applied to fill the superintendent position, currently ...

  • Section of Wentworth School could be spared for community programs

    SCARBOROUGH — Make space for Community Services or don't make space and lose some services? That is the question town councilors and the members of the Wentworth Building Committee are wrestling with as plans for the new 800-student intermediate school begin to take shape. And...