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  • Portland interfaith exchange brings together youth from Maine, Israel

    PORTLAND — Their day started in a Baha’i school in Eliot, and ended in a downtown mosque. But this journey of faith exploration for 10 high school students on July 31 really began at home, in Israel. The students – Israeli Jews, Muslims and Christians &nd...

  • In Portland, Sen. Angus King promotes immigration reform

    PORTLAND — While admitting the odds of passage may be long, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said he wants to reform federal immigration rules that prevent asylum seekers from working. "The chances are it is going to take a lot of work," King said July 31 in front of City Hall.

  • 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...

  • Fire consumes South Portland garage, damages home

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Hamilton Street family was eating dinner Wednesday night when a fire of unknown origin erupted in the two-car garage attached to their home, according to a Fire Department official. The family escaped to safety, along with their dog, and called 911 at 7:12 p.m. Thi...

  • Town elections uncontested in Cape Elizabeth; Swift-Kayatta won't seek re-election to council

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barring any write-in candidates, the Town Council and School Board elections will be uncontested in November. Two first-time candidates are on the ballot for the School Board, while a town government veteran has decided not to seek re-election. Councilor Anne ...