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  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Error delays safety study of Cape Elizabeth gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee Wednesday planned to receive results of a safety evaluation of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club, only to find out the study hasn't been done. Town Councilor Caitlin Jordan, the new chairwoman of the committee, said poor communication and failu...

  • Sudanese to rally in Portland for Darfur independence

    PORTLAND — The Sudanese community is coming together Thursday for a Monument Square rally to draw attention to continued violence in their former homeland. Organized by the Fur Cultural Revival and Sudanese Community Association of Maine, the rally will be held from noon to 2 p.m. an...

  • Portland tests camera-activated crosswalk signals

    PORTLAND — New crossing signals that use video cameras to detect pedestrians are being tested at two city intersections. The systems being tested at the Commercial-Franklin street and Park-Deering avenue intersections are designed to make it safer for pedestrians, especially the visu...

  • Running for Boys and Girls: Portland woman plans cross-country trek

    Zoe Romano, 23, runs in Portland with the stroller that will carry her supplies across the country. Romano will leave Jan. 8 from Huntington Beach, Calif., en route to Charleston, N.C., to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

  • The day the music died: Business as usual on Portland's Munjoy Hill

    PORTLAND — On North Star Music Cafe’s last afternoon of business, owner Kim Anderson was out of bread. “Business as usual,” she said. North Star was a cafe without coffee. A piece of notebook paper on the counter announced what was left to eat and drink, with...

  • Welcoming the wreaths

    Hundreds of people greet a caravan of vehicles at Cheverus High School in Portland on Sunday where the Wreaths Across America project stopped on its way to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

  • South Portland City Council takes over appointment of School Board member

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board has removed itself from the selection of an interim board member to represent District 5. The vacancy was created when the current District 5 representative, Alan Livingston, was elected Nov. 2 to an at-large seat on the City Council. The coun...

  • Cape Elizabeth energy panel works on long-term savings

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After three years of work, the Cape Elizabeth Alternative Energy Committee is still finding ways to limit the town's carbon footprint and reduce energy costs. With the help of a few extra hands, panel members say they are ready to tackle long-term energy savings by r...

  • Scarborough council kills neighborhood zoning change

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council rejected a zoning change Wednesday that would have allowed a two-story office building on Elmwood Avenue. The council voted unanimously against the zoning change sought by Maine Eye Center, siding with more than 15 resident who spoke against the change....