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  • Portland's Christmas tree goes the distance

    A tractor-trailer climbs to the top of Deering Avenue in Portland on Thursday morning on its way to delivering its payload: a Christmas tree for Monument Square. City worker Jay Ash-Cuthbert, left, walks alongside the truck to lift any low-hanging utility lines out of the way, while police keep t...

  • Cape councilors make communication a goal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council met Tuesday to discuss a wide range of goals for the year ahead. A consistent theme in the workshop discussion was the need for more effective communication, from the councilors to the public, the public to councilors, or members of the public w...

  • South Portland City Council wants more detail on school spending

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors have requested more detailed financial reports from the School Department ahead of the Jan. 5 start of fiscal 2012 budget deliberations. The schools, meanwhile, will begin their budget discussions later than usual, so more accurate state subsidies can...

  • CMP tells forum its 'smart' meters are safe from hackers, fire

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 30 people turned out Tuesday night for a second public forum to discuss "smart" electrical meters Central Maine Power Co. is installing on homes throughout southern Maine. The agenda stuck strictly to cybersecurity and fire risks, two issues that had to be...

  • Beach to Beacon: $25K fee to Cape Elizabeth is reasonable

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As expected and without any discussion Monday, the Town Council unanimously approved a $25,000 Fort Williams Park group use fee for the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. The nonprofit organization is now faced with finding ways to cover the added expense in its 2011 budge...

  • Tech company promises 150 jobs at Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — Resilient Communications Corp. on Wednesday announced plans to establish a secure data center, a disaster recovery center and composite manufacturing facility at Brunswick Landing, now Brunswick Naval Air Station. The company estimated it will create about 150 jobs.

  • Petition would remove Harpswell from SAD 75

    HARPSWELL — Residents spurred by concerns about closure of West Harpswell School and the quality of elementary education are circulating a petition to withdraw from School Administrative District 75. Elizabeth Davis addressed selectmen earlier this month regarding the petition and on...

  • Topsham cell tower lawsuit closer to court

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Jim Ashe said Tuesday that he expects a federal lawsuit against the town over placement of a cellular communications tower to go to court next summer. Chris Ciolfi, chief development officer for plaintiff Mariner Tower, said he hoped the case would be heard muc...

  • Bath seeks input on improving Route 1 'gateway'

    BATH — Route 1 is a major gateway to the city's downtown, where Front Street was honored last year as one of 10 "Great Streets" in the country. But some say the welcome mat needs an overhaul. Planning Director Jim Upham led a 90-minute meeting Tuesday that drew input from resi...

  • Freeport council to update finance policies

    FREEPORT — The Town Council held a financial policy workshop Tuesday night to discuss potential changes to the investment and reserve policies