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  • Pols 'not likely' to seek re-election to Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Town Council Chairman Benet Pols may not seek a third three-year term in November, and is encouraging other candidates to run in his stead.  In an interview Wednesday, Pols said he would like to see other individuals serve on the council, but will seek another t...

  • Bath planners OK apartments at former hospital

    BATH — Fifteen residences will be developed at a former hospital at 9 Park St. after the project received unanimous subdivision and site plan approvals Tuesday from the Planning Board. The city purchased the property more than a decade ago as the Mid Coast Center for Higher Education...

  • Workers sought to complete Whiskeag Trail in Bath

    BATH — Volunteers are sought to help complete the Whiskeag Trail, a five-mile corridor linking the Bath Area Family YMCA to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Thorne Head Preserve. Work days, planned for July 20-22, will consist of building bog bridges and water bars, rerou...

  • Scarborough library hosts author of 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door'

    SCARBOROUGH — According to wildlife biologist Stephen DeStefano, "coyotes now occupy every state in the U.S., except Hawaii, and they are one of the most successful species in North America." But this wasn't always the case. DeStefano, author of "Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Li...

  • Food to go in South Portland

    Volunteers Nancy Mason, Jane Gillis and Sybil Riemensnider work steadily distributing a variety of foods from the new Good Shepard Food-Bank Food Mobile on July 8 at the South Portland Food Cupboard, 611 Main St. The new vehicle, Good Shepard's second, is made possible by Kraft Foods and its Foundat...

  • Scarborough wins grant to hire 4 firefighters

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fire Department will be able to hire new firefighters after winning a grant of more than $448,000 from the federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. The grant will pay the full salary and benefits for four firefighter/EMTs for the first two ...

  • Scarborough residents unimpressed with plan to bypass Running Hill Road

    SCARBOROUGH — A new proposal to deal with traffic problems on Running Hill Road was poorly received at a public meeting attended by approximately 40 people on July 13. The plan would create a road between Route 114 and Spring Street, using the eastern end of the existing Running Hill...

  • Cape Elizabeth council weighs pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council wants more data before deciding whether the town should adopt a pay-per-bag trash disposal program. The council and Recycling Committee met in a workshop Monday, July 12, to discuss the proposal. The program, which the town is calling "pay-per...

  • Review of high school renovation proposal begins in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An independent review is underway of a plan to rebuild South Portland High School. City Manager Jim Gailey said Harriman Associates, the architecture firm that has been working on a high school plan for several years, is in the process of turning over the necessary d...

  • Noise complaint roosts with Cape Elizabeth committee

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday took action on fowl noises, speed limits and improved communication with residents.  Councilors voted unanimously to send a rooster noise complaint issue to the Ordinance Committee for consideration of regulations on roosters in reside...