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  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • S.P. council mulls viability of 'solar farm'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A report about the feasibility of constructing a solar farm created what Councilor Patricia Smith called a “mixed bag” at a City Council workshop on Monday night.  Representatives from ReVision Energy told the council that the city’s cappe...

  • Recount confirms Bliss re-election in Senate District 7

    AUGUSTA — State Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, picked up an additional 11 votes in a recount of ballots cast on Nov. 2 to win re-election in District 7, the secretary of state's office said in a press release. Senate District 7 represents South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and pa...

  • Blown transformer at BIW causes outages in south Bath

    BATH — Approximately 3,400 Central Maine Power Co. customers were without power for about two hours Thursday night after a transformer blew out at Bath Iron Works. CMP was completing the process of restoring power to all of the city following the recent storm, when the transformer in...

  • In time for the holidays, Cape tree farm opens for business

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After watching his balsam fir trees grow for seven years, Jay Cox has finally opened the Old Farm Christmas Place on Sawyer Road and will sell trees and hol...

  • Cape Council approves neighborhood skating rink

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council unanimously approved the use of town-owned property on Columbus Road near the intersection of Mitchell Road for a hockey rink in the winter. The request came from young Cape Elizabeth resident Ethan Gillespie of Columbus Road. He wrote a

  • Study suggests turnpike spur, rail link for Scarborough, South Portland

    GORHAM — An east-west highway bypass, commuter rail line and road widening are proposed to help deal with traffic problems in Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook and Gorham. The Gorham East-West Study results were presented at a series of meetings over the past three weeks, explai...

  • New business zone proposed for Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — A new zoning district has been proposed to control development on the town-owned Mitchell Field property. A committee has been working to implement a master plan proposed for Mitchell Field and made the recommendation to establish a zoning district for 9 acres of the more...

  • Wentworth School determined safe for now

    SCARBOROUGH — Students and staff who spend their days in Wentworth Intermediate School took a deep breath, and had a collective sigh of relief last week after tests for mold came back at safe levels. The tests come on the heels of high levels of mold in the aging school building's ut...

  • Residents ask town for $245K to fix private road

    SCARBOROUGH — The residents of Cranberry Pines Road are hoping to end at least 30 years of debate over what to do about the private road. The 13 homeowners have asked the town to loan them $210,000 to repair the road, an amount that will be split up and paid back to the town with int...