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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • 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...

  • Cumberland scout builds shelter for Bradbury Mountain campers

    POWNAL — Thanks to the efforts of a Cumberland teenager, campers at Bradbury Mountain State Park can stay covered and dry this summer inside a new lean-to. James Molloy, who completed the project last October to become an Eagle Scout, built the lean-to at secluded Campsite 12.

  • Falmouth committee works on new Comprehensive Plan

    FALMOUTH — The Long Range Planning Committee has begun discussions on what will become the town's new Comprehensive Plan. The last Comp Plan was approved by voters in 2000. "A comprehensive plan helps the town determine land use regulations it wants to have," said Theo Holtwij...

  • Bath public works projects tackle water, traffic problems

    BATH — The city is addressing traffic, water and sewer problems this summer with new pipelines along Central Avenue and Centre Street, and construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Congress Avenue and State Road. A public information meeting on the Hyde Park Pump Stati...

  • Falmouth council approves street acceptance ordinance

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-1 to adopt the Street Acceptance Ordinance at its July 12 meeting. The council also voted 6-1 for an amendment to include language from a similar policy into the ordinance. "Rather than have a separate connectivity policy, we've included the...