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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Portland police present awards to officers, citizens

    PORTLAND — Officers and citizens were honored by the Police Department on Saturday for bravery and other commendable acts during 2010. Montique Reddick, Tyron Calhoun and Chris Dobson received the Citizen Award. Reddick and Calhoun helped a man who lit himself on fire in Longf...

  • Block party

    The Maine Mall in South Portland was as busy as a multi-colored beehive on Saturday, Jan. 15, as builders gathered from all over for a fundraiser for the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland LEGO House Buildathon. Keegan Haley, 8, right, and Hunter Brown, 9, both from Gray, teamed ...

  • Scarborough woman ID'd as NY homicide victim

    SCARBOROUGH — Suffolk County, N.Y., police identified the body of Megan Waterman, a 22-year-old Scarborough mother and Craigslist.com escort who was last seen in Hauppauge, N.Y., last June after traveling to the area with her boyfriend. Waterman's body was one of four found on a Long...

  • Downeast gallery moves to Meeting House Hill in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For as long as Anders Larson can remember, his father would create art in the common spaces of their South Penobscot home. So, it only seems fitting the family is using a house on Meeting House Hill to show the late David Henning Larson's work. "We really like...

  • Back to their roots: South Portland residents seek community gardens

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There may be a thick blanket of snow covering the ground, but a group of residents have their minds focused on the fruits of the Earth. Avid gardeners will petition the City Council on Monday night for a plot of land behind the former Hamlin School, at the corner of ...

  • Board backs firing of Topsham assistant manager

    TOPSHAM — After a public meeting that lasted 3 1/2 hours, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday night to uphold the dismissal of former Assistant Town Manager Paul Caruso. An executive session had been scheduled to hear Caruso's appeal, but he exercised his right to disc...

  • Community space considered in replacement for Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — A discussion between town councilors and Wentworth Building Committee members Wednesday highlighted the town's concerns that a new intermediate school may eliminate some of the spaces utilized by the town's community programs. "We recognize there is a need to continue c...

  • Scarborough compromise extends Higgins Beach parking, limits spaces

    SCARBOROUGH — Parking along Higgins beach will now be allowed year-round, restricted to one hour in the summer and unlimited in the off season, for approximately 15 cars. All other parking along the beach and nearby streets has been eliminated. Also, the off-season has been ex...