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  • Heart walk Saturday at Lyman Moore

    PORTLAND — The second HyperHeart 5K race and walk will be Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School. The event, organized initially by two students, Lauren Paradise and Karina Boothe, who are now eighth-graders, is to raise awareness and money to fight hypertrophic car...

  • Portland needle exchange demand exceeds funding

    PORTLAND — Progress on a program to divert nonviolent drug offenders to treatment and housing instead of jail has slowed, but state funding is a possibility, Mayor Michael Brennan said May 21. Brennan was speaki...

  • Councilor denies conflict of interest as South Portland approves community garden plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday voted 6-1 to allow a nonprofit group to establish a community garden on city-owned land on Sawyer Street. But councilors were split on a provision that would require the city to reimburse the group up to $10,000 if the city terminates th...

  • Scarborough enacts beach smoking, tobacco ban

    SCARBOROUGH — Smoking on town beaches is now against the law. The Town Council voted 4-2 Wednesday, with Councilors Jessica Holbrook and Richard Sullivan opposed, to ban the use of tobacco products on all town-owned beaches, including Pine Point, Ferry and Higgins beaches. "I ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth picks food vendors for Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Five vendors have been selected to sell food at Fort Williams Park this summer. Park visitors will be able to buy lobster cakes and lobster rolls, hot dogs, turkey dogs, salads, sandwiches, snacks, chips and beverages between May 1 and Oct. 31. Town Manager Mi...

  • Shore Road Pathway project in Cape Elizabeth gets $729K in federal funding

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town last week was awarded a $729,000 federal grant for nearly 80 percent of the cost to construct a two-mile pedestrian path along Shore Road.  The funds were distributed through the Maine Department of Transportation's fiscal 2012-2013 Work Plan that suppo...

  • Cape Elizabeth produce pantry honors 1, feeds many

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although it is known as one of the wealthiest communities in the state, not every Cape Elizabeth resident is immune to financial troubles. When in need of rent, fuel or food assistance, residents can apply for help at the town. When in need of fresh produce, resident...

  • New subdivision proposed for Green Acres neighborhood in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A seven-lot residential subdivision has been proposed for the six-acre lot at 20 Elmwood Ave., near the Green Acres neighborhood. The property, owned by the Maine Department of Transportation, drew attention from neighbors late last year when a commercial eye-care cente...

  • Polishing the pantry

    Levy Furere, a junior at Deering High School in Portland, helped clean and organize the shelves at the Falmouth Food Pantry last Friday as part of the second annual Day of Service organized by the University of Southern Maine. Students from USM and Deering volunteered at various agencies and locales...

  • Stormy Sunday

    Sunday's wind and rain storm left fallen trees and power lines in its wake. This tree fell on lines along Route 125 in Freeport, forcing traffic to be diverted.