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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • In the lunch line: Maine schools respond to call for healthier foods, more physical activity

    SCARBOROUGH — It's quiet in the Wentworth Intermediate School lunch room, aside from the metallic click of cafeteria tables snapped into place by custodians and the occasional clang as a lunch server drops a metal serving spoon into a pan. Then the students arrive, some on the run.

  • Council may reconsider Higgins Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council may reconsider its decision to ban off-season parking on all Higgins Beach neighborhood roads except approximately 15 spaces on Bayview Avenue. Councilor Carol Rancourt asked that the decision to ban off-season parking along much of Bayview Avenue be pu...

  • Freeport Historical Society hosts valentine exhibit

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society will present "Greeting from the Heart," an illustrated presentation on the establishment of the valentine industry in the U.S. On Sund...

  • Cape committee forms to screen school chief applicants

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has formed an 11-member committee to help screen superintendent of schools applicants. The board must replace former Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who retired at the end of December. Ken Murphy, the former superintendent of schools in Yarmouth, i...

  • South Portland councilors open to budget hike for city, but not for schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A majority of city councilors on Monday said they would be open to at least a 2.5 percent increase in the upcoming municipal budget. Their directive to the city manager stands in stark contrast to budget guidance provided several weeks ago to the School Board, which ...

  • Goal!

    Halley Taylor, left, and Michelle Gray carry a box of food donations into the Cumberland Food Bank at the Congregational Church on Feb. 5. The supplies were raised through a food drive conducted by the Greely High School hockey teams.

  • Appeal of Winslow Homer Road building permit postponed in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Feb. 9 that would have taken up the Portland Museum of Art's appeal of a building permit issued to property abutting the Winslow Homer house was postponed. According to Planning Director Dan Bacon, not enough ZBA members w...

  • Scarborough reps to meet with constituents

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Amy Volk and Heather Sirocki will hold constituent hours at the Scarborough Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 3-5 p.m. Constituents are invited to discuss questions and concerns with the two Scarborough Republicans. Appointments are not necessary.