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  • Scarborough students see the light of computer coding

    SCARBOROUGH — "What skill did you use to light that Christmas tree?" Courtney Graffius asked a class of second-grade students at Eight Corners Elementary School last week. "Coding!" shouted a boy in the back. "That's right," Graffius replied. "Coding." Graffius, al...

  • Harpswell floats aquaculture permit plan to protect clamflats

    HARPSWELL — Resident clammers are putting the final touches on an ambitious plan to protect almost 900 acres of intertidal mudflats through the broad application of municipal aquaculture permits. The Marine Resources Committee intends to propose an ordinance amendment that would...

  • Planning Board to visit 3 Yarmouth locations

    YARMOUTH — The Planning Board will meet at the Town Hall Community Room on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. for a series of public site walks.  The board will leave at 9:15 a.m. and visit three locations: 571 Princes Point Road, Hillside Street and 749 North Road.

  • Volunteers sought for Spear Farm project in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — A Maine Conservation Corps field team is inviting the public to participate in a water bar construction and bog bridge project at Spear Farm on Bayview Street. ...

  • Close call for police officer

    South Portland Police Officer Rocco Navarro was treated for a concussion after his parked cruiser, with lights flashing, was rear-ended by a pick-up truck Monday, Nov. 1, shortly before 11 a.m. on the Casco Bay Bridge. The crash forced the Portland-bound lanes to be closed for several hours. Nava...

  • Write-in votes put Moore on Cape School Board; Governali, Jordan get council seats

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an election that wasn't tallied until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, voters re-elected incumbent Town Councilor Frank Governali and elected political neophyte Caitlin Jordan to the Town Council. Kim Monaghan-Derrig and write-in candidate Michael Moore were elected to the S...

  • Clarke wins Bath House seat; Goodall returns to Senate

    BATH — Democrat Michael Clarke edged out former legislator Robert Winglass, a Republican, on Tuesday to become the next representative from House District 62. In Senate District 19, incumbent Democratic state Sen. Seth Goodall of Richmond defeated Republican David Kaler of Bath. ...

  • Eosco, Pagurko keep Bath council seats; Brackett wins

    BATH — Mari Huoarti Eosco and Ruthe Pagurko won re-election to the City Council on Tuesday, while Steve Brackett claimed a third seat. Eosco defeated Bryce Payne 364-215 in Ward 5, while Pagurko edged out Cal Stilphen in Ward 7 by a vote of 356-294. In a contest for the at-large seat...

  • Harpswell residents question SAD 75 data on school closing

    HARPSWELL — Fewer than two dozen people attended a special meeting Monday night for public comment on how much School Administrative District 75 says it will cost to keep West Harpswell School open.  Even fewer had anything to say. Those who did agreed on several poi...

  • Falmouth planners OK 18-lot subdivision

    FALMOUTH — A new 18-lot conservation subdivision is on the horizon for a section of Blackstrap Road known for its open and protected spaces. The Planning Board granted conditional approval to the 68-acre Hundred Acre Woods development at 570 Blackstrap Road on Nov. 2. The prop...