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  • South Portland City Council bans tar sands

    SOUTH PORTLAND —  South Portland made history Monday night when the City Council voted 6-1 to pass a land-use ordinance meant to prevent the bulk loading of tar sands oil on the city’s waterfront. It makes South Portland the first municipality in the country to b...

  • Mayor proposes $9.50 Portland minimum wage by 2015

    PORTLAND — With a preliminary plan in mind, Mayor Michael Brennan and members of his Minimum Wage Advisory Committee want residents, business owners and workers to share opinions next month about increasing the $7.50-per-hour minimum wage in the city. Brennan, who first convened the ...

  • Maine Highland Games move to Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The 32nd annual Maine Highland Games will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 21. After being held for two decades at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, the games have moved to facilitate expanded activity. The fairgrounds are 1.2 miles from Interstate 2...

  • Missing woman's friend arrested on drug charge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Akeen Cruz, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 10, by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and charged with trafficking in crack cocaine and violating the conditions of his release. According to the Scarborough Police Department, Cruz is the boyfriend of ...

  • Cape condo project provides homes for baby-boomers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Construction of Eastman Meadows, the town's first new condominium complex in a dozen years, is underway. "From 1998 to the present there have been zero condominiums built," Town Planner Maureeen O'Meara said. "...

  • Cape council sets public hearing on pay-per-bag proposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on Sept. 13 to give residents the chance to discuss a proposed pay-per-bag trash disposal system. The council and the Recycling Committee continued their discussion of the plan in a workshop on Monday, Aug. 9. Th...

  • Scarborough councilors to consider Charter changes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council will consider amendments to the Town Charter at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Many of the changes are clerical and for clarification purposes. However there are several substantive changes, including the addition of a provision that would give resi...

  • Scarborough increases length of school day, welcomes new administrators

    SCARBOROUGH — In addition to increasing the school day by 25 minutes, the Scarborough School Department is also welcoming several new faces into administrative and teaching positions for the new school year. Dean Auriemma will take over as principal of the high school. Auriemma was p...

  • South Portland residents take out nomination papers for City Council, School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Election Day may be about 12 weeks away, but this fall's field of potential candidates is already taking shape. A handful of residents have taken out nomination papers from the City Clerk's office since the forms became available on July 28. Three residents ha...

  • Falmouth actors' sweat equity

    Framing goes up Saturday, Aug. 7, for the final wall of a 2,000-square-foot theater barn at Falmouth High School. The one-day barn-raising project was coordinated by 2010 graduate Kyle Lucas. The barn will provide storage for the school theater company, which has been storing its sets, furniture,...