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  • Brunswick library unveils self-checkout

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library now has an automatic checkout system. The book-lending system, called Self-Check Selma, will allow patrons to check out books on their own, rather than waiting for a librarian to assist them. According to a press release from the library, Se...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about the South Portland City Council approving a collective bargaining agreement with public works employees should have said employees, not the Maine Labor Relations Board, decided to create a separate bargaining unit for bus drivers.

  • Developer eyes Scarborough for 'green' neighborhood, solar array

    SCARBOROUGH — The sun may soon shine brightly on approximately 100 acres of undeveloped area on Running Hill Road. At least, that's what Scott Beaulieu is hoping for. Beaulieu, a South Portland resident and owner of Green Living Development Co., is looking to create a Leadersh...

  • Dog patrol: 'Golden girls' watch for scofflaws at South Portland's Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Susan Larrivee and Michelle Danois walked along the retreating waterline at Willard Beach shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 19.  But, unlike dozens of other people on the beach, they were not there to soak up the last rays of sunlight on the picturesque evening.

  • South Portland council takes 1st step toward $44.2M high school renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council approved the first reading of a $44.2 million bond referendum for high school renovations on Monday, Aug. 23. The 4-2 vote sets up the borrowing measure for decisive vote on Sept. 8. 

  • Cumberland council OKs truck buy, review fee

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously authorized a lease/purchase agreement for a new plow truck. The agreement, with Gorham Leasing, is for a 2011 International 7400 Series truck, which will replace a model from 1992. The cost is nearly $164,000 and is included in...

  • New school year focuses on instructional, facility needs in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As students return to class on Wednesday, Sept. 1, teachers and administrators will be working behind the scenes to address the needs of 21st-century learners. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said the school year will begin with an assembly led by national brain researc...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmer takes to the road; seniors, businesses benefit from mobile farm stand

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara Page was a school bus driver for 27 years in Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. But now, instead of driving a bus filled with school children, she carts one full of vegetables to senior citizens and large businesses. "These passengers don't talk back as m...