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  • Falmouth plans campaign against invasive plants

    FALMOUTH — The Conservation Commission is expanding its invasive plant species eradication efforts. The plan, which will cost $15,000 and was already built into the municipal budget, includes ongoing educational efforts on the problems these plants create, new policies and ordinances...

  • Warm reception for Brunswick triathletes

    Best cheerleader at the Polar Bear Triathlon/Duathlon last weekend in Brunswick was Reece Roma, 3, with her mom Katie. Reece jumped and clapped every time a bicycle rider went past.

  • Coast Guard stresses safety precautions for spring boaters

    PORTLAND — With temperatures finally hovering above freezing, boat owners are probably starting to think about getting their sailboats, kayaks and fishing vessels seaworthy. U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Brian Downey Jr. said he remembers all too well the day last May when two young women d...

  • The Dining Dish: Portland's Desjarlais a Beard finalist for Best Chef Northeast

    Krista Kern Desjarlais, chef-owner of Bresca at 111 Middle St. in Portland is a finalist for Best Chef in the Northeast. The announcement came on Monday, March 21, from the James Beard Foundation. Desjarlais wa...

  • Fashion-forward philanthropy

    Maine nonprofit's show will help provide medical supplies to 3rd-world countries SCARBOROUGH — Tucked away in a warehouse just off Pleasant Hill Road is a small team of volunteers trying to change the world – one syringe, one breathing tube, one bandage at a time.

  • Portland artist captures Back Cove neigborhood in paint, ink

    PORTLAND — John Santoro was pedaling his bike around the Back Cove neighborhood with his daughter last summer when he decided to put his chosen work – plein air painting – to use in a very local way. "I'm always taken with how unique the neighborhood is," Santoro sai...

  • Animal magnetism

    Brunwick Topsham Land Trust President Tom Settlemire holds a new lamb and gets laughs out of 7-year-old twins Jane and Alice and their sister Helen, 4, at last Saturday's New Lamb Day at Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick. The lamb is one of 122 born at the farm in the last few weeks.

  • Scarborough to hire former Falmouth school chief as superintendent

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on Thursday night is expected to appoint a former Falmouth school chief as superintendent of schools. George Entwistle III, 56, who is now superintendent of schools in Belmont, Mass., will step into the job vacated by David Doyle, who retired at the end...

  • Scarborough residents face 2.6% property tax increase

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents may be looking at an increase in property taxes next year as a result of revenue declines for the schools and town, combined with moderate increases in expenses. Town Manager Tom Hall introduced a combined $69.4 million municipal and school budget during the T...

  • Public speaks in favor of tobacco ban on Scarborough beaches

    SCARBOROUGH — Many residents and beach users came out on a rainy Wednesday night to attend a public hearing on whether the town should ban smoking and tobacco use on its public beaches. All but one speaker were in favor of the ban, many citing the effects of second-hand smoke and lit...