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  • Zoning request for Fore Street in Portland draws building height questions

    PORTLAND — A Nov. 18 waterfront stroll provided city Planning Board members and the public a chance to envision the future of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. "We did the site walk to get a sense of scale of the site and what proposed heights would look like," property own...

  • Cape Elizabeth eases restrictions on students who fail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has changed its extracurricular activities eligibility criteria so students will endure less-severe punishments for academic failure. The policy on student use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other prohibited substances was also modified to spec...

  • Scarborough council delays decision on parking restrictions at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite the efforts of some Higgins Beach residents, surfers and winter beach-goers will still be able to park along the beach during the off-season – for now. As midnight approached Wednesday, the Town Council unanimously tabled until Dec. 15 proposed change...

  • Brunswick School Board considers impact of redistricting

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members participated in a workshop Wednesday night to talk about redistricting following closure of Longfellow School. Longfellow, Coffin and Jordan Acres schools now house elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. When Longfellow clo...

  • Bath council backs new $1.1M bond, refinancing of others

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to borrow $1.1 million for work at Waterfront Park and other improvements, and to refinance existing debt from prior bonds. The council last month accepted a $415,000 bid from Wyman & Simpson to replace a pier and improv...

  • Greely High School club spreads global awareness

    CUMBERLAND — The sign in Chris Hoffman's classroom at Greely High School nods to Mr. T: "I pity the fool who does not recycle." It also echoes a sentiment felt strongly by the student group advised by Hoffman, who teaches several subjects including social studies. Improved rec...

  • Report offers snapshot of dog violations at South Portland's Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The majority of dog owners contacted by police volunteers at Willard Beach over a two-month period last summer were not in compliance with – and claimed ignorance of – the city's leash laws. Recommendations to stem the number of violations inclu...

  • Clammers to host Freeport benefit dinner

    FREEPORT — The Maine Clammers Association will host a clam supper benefit on Saturday, Dec. 4. The meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Mallett Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds will benefit the 2010 MCA Fund. ...

  • Family tradition

    In an annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition, Dick and Paula Michael of Cumberland took their grandchildren to Vinings Choose & Cut Tree Farm in Cumberland on Saturday to pick a Christmas tree. After much searching, they settled on this balsam fir.

  • Seasonal hazard

    Freeport firefighter Jason Miller reacts as flames shoot out the chimney of a Brown Road home in Pownal on Saturday, where firefighters from Pownal and Freeport responded to a chimney fire. Miller and Lt. Ken Coslet attacked the problem from the roof, using a weight and chain to clear the chimney of...