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  • Falmouth land use discussion gets heated

    FALMOUTH — Tension grew at times when members of the public weighed in last week on proposed land use policies to implement the town's Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from...

  • Portland City Council works on welfare strategy

    PORTLAND — City Councilors on Monday girded themselves for the potential $7 million loss of state aid reimbursements to the city's General Assistance program. "I don't think we can afford to pick up what the state won't pay for," Councilor Jill Duson said in a workshop session that f...

  • Maine libraries upset about HarperCollins' eBook lending limits

    PORTLAND — Maine libraries are pushing back against one of the nation's leading book publishers looking to limit the number of times an eBook can be loaned. The resistance comes two weeks after HarperCollins announced it would be the first publisher to limit eBook checkouts to 26 tim...

  • Portland considers stiff fines for graffiti violations

    PORTLAND — The city could adopt an ordinance that would place stiff fines on property owners who fail to remove graffiti in a timely manner, and on people caught with "graffiti implements." The City Council's Public Safety Committee is also considering eliminating the "free wall" alo...

  • The next budget crisis: Maine's 'confidential' employee pension plan costs $3 million

    Fifth in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. AUGUSTA — While state employees and teachers protested over the governor’s proposal to take...

  • Bring on Camden Hills

    Cape Elizabeth's Theo Bowe, left, Joey Doane and Cam Brown celebrate their team's 61-47 victory over Yarmouth in the Western Class B basketball final last weekend. The Capers won their third regional crown in four seasons and face Camden Hills in the Class B state championship game.

  • Preliminary Cape Elizabeth school budget up 2.2%

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Interim Superintendent of Schools Ken Murphy presented a fiscal year 2012 budget to the School Board Tuesday n...

  • Promise kept: Iconic Red's Dairy Freeze returns in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Looking for the scoop on the reopening of Red's Dairy Freeze? Laura Bolling, the owner's daughter, is coy about a specific date. Rather than dishing out the information, Bolling this week offered nuggets, like the little pieces of candy in Red's' tasty Nor'easters.

  • Scarborough considers beach smoking ban, changes to Black Point zoning

    SCARBOROUGH — A provision that would ban smoking and any other use of tobacco on public beaches received preliminary approval Wednesday. The Town Council voted 4-1 on the first reading. Councilor Ronald Ahlquist, who is a park ranger at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth, wa... 1

  • BNAS land for police station could cost Brunswick $20K-$40K an acre

    BRUNSWICK — Some of the mysteries surrounding buying property from the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority were cleared up on Tuesday when the group's executive director visited the police station subcommittee. Subcommittee members had been surprised and disappointed to learn i...