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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Lawsuit likely after Cape council lets driveway stand

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A Stonegate subdivision resident said he will sue the town after the Town Council affirmed a driveway permit for 6 Stonegate Road. Robert Stier Jr., of 9 Rock Crest Drive, on Wednesday said he plans to appeal the council's decision in Maine Superior Court. Sti...

  • Cape committee to review school chief candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board began the formal process of finding a new superintendent Tuesday, forming a committee to seek and screen candidates and establishing a timetable for the hiring process. The board must replace former Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who retired at the end...

  • Scarborough board recommends building new school to replace Wentworth

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposal for a new school will likely go to voters in November, after the School Board unanimously approved a committee recommendation to replace, rather than renovate Wentworth Intermediate School. The decision came after testing last summer found asbestos in some of...

  • School chief, state: Not up to SAD 75 to promote opposition to West Harpswell School closure

    HARPSWELL — On Monday, the Board of Selectmen asked School Administrative District 75 to present alternative views about the proposed closing of West Harpswell School. But in an interview Wednesday, SAD 75 Superintendent Michael Wilhelm said the School Board is not required to public...

  • Topsham Vietnam vet recounts his 'psychological journey'

    TOPSHAM — When Morris Lavallee talks about Peter Davies, a key character in "Cracks in the Wall," the author is in many ways reflecting on himself. Lavallee's historical novel is based on his own experiences in the military during the Vietnam War. "It's a psychological journey...

  • Hearing postponed on Scarborough Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing on a proposed increase in parking near Scarborough Beach State Park was postponed Wednesday due to weather.  The hearing would have taken public comment on a special exception appeal by Black Point Resource Management to cre...

  • Topsham cell tower lawsuit settlement could go to February Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Voters next month may be asked to approve a lawsuit settlement that will allow construction of a cellular communications tower the town has been trying to block. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 6 to send three potential warrant items to a public hearing on Thu...

  • Brunswick principal wins Catholic education award

    BRUNSWICK — When Principal Andree Benoit Tostevin is having a stressful day at school, she knows exactly what to do. She heads to the kindergarten classrooms at St. John's Catholic School, she said, to visit with "our little guys, the 4-year-olds."