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  • Incumbents take out nomination papers for municipal election

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers for the Nov. 8 election have been available since Aug. 1 and three incumbents have already shown interest in serving again. There are two seats available on the Town Council and two seats available on the School Board, with a possible third availabl...

  • Scarborough council approves $39M Wentworth referendum for ballot

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters will decide in November whether to approve a $39 million bond to build a new intermediate school to replace the ailing Wentworth school building. Town Councilors on Monday approved the ballot language for the referendum. The project includes a nearly $3 mi... 1

  • Willard Square construction moratorium extended

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday voted unanimously to extend a construction moratorium in the Willard Square neighborhood by 30 days, setting it to expire on Oct. 7. The moratorium was enacted June 6 to give the city breathing room to address the residents' concerns raised ...

  • Parking at ever-growing SMCC a 'nightmare'

    Rideshare program, park-and-ride plan seek to alleviate crowded lots SOUTH PORTLAND — Parking at the ever-growing Southern Maine Community College is tricky. For the more than 7,000 students — the net total of five straight years of 10 percent enrollment increases &mda...

  • In Scarborough, town and nonprofit hope to soothe winter heating woes

    SCARBOROUGH — While U.S. Bureau of of Labor Statistics' figures from June put Maine's unemployment rate at 7.8 percent — better than the national average of about 9 percent — many ...

  • Harpswell Oceanic Center moves forward with advanced aquaculture system

    HARPSWELL — A locally-based team of aquaculture experts is well on its way toward converting Mitchell Field from a former fuel farm into a futuristic working waterfront. The Harpswell Oceanic Cen...

  • Coffin Elementary School principal resigns

    BRUNSWICK — Coffin Elementary School Principal Greg Scott resigned on August 10 following his arrest earlier this summer. Scott was arrested June 28 at his Freeport home on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was ...

  • Tuesday vote determines future ownership of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — In a referendum election next Tuesday, Harpswell voters will decide whether to take over the West Harpswell School building, or let School Administrative District 75 keep it. There is only one question on the special town meeting ballot, which asks voters if they would ac...