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  • TD Beach to Beacon 10K adds $23K for fastest Americans

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Dunkin' Donuts is now a sponsor of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race and will add $23,000 in prize money. The 18th annual race will be held this year on Aug. 1. The prize money from t...

  • Harpswell report says rising sea threatens town roads

    HARPSWELL — Some of the town's critical infrastructure is vulnerable to rising seas, according to a new report. The report, "Harpswell Coastal Flooding Risk Assessment," prepared by the Midcoast Council of Governments, is the culmination of a project started in January. A...

  • Clean sweep in Brunswick

    Volunteers and representatives of the Brunswick Downtown Association worked closely with town crews to tidy up Maine Street last Saturday in a one-day project sponsored in part by the BDA and Hammond Lumber.

  • Land Trust raises $25K for 25th anniversary

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust raised $25,000 in new donations as part of its “25 for the 25th Challenge Grant.” The year-long campaign was designed to recognize the land trust’s 25th anniversary and was reached in only six months. Executive D...

  • On the right track? Rail officials, South Portland residents hope to forge solution to idling trains

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Pam Am Railway officials said they are committed to installing devices on aging locomotives that should reduce the amount of time trains spend idling, spewing diesel fumes into residential neighborhoods. But Thornton Heights residents are keeping a close eye on the r... 1

  • Scarborough may relax rules for industrial growth

    New zones created to protect town's aquifers SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has proposed a change to the town's zoning rules that would allow businesses in industrial zones to build on up to 50 percent of their property. The maximum existing buildin...

  • UPDATE: Developers withdraw plans after Willard Square building ban moves forward in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A pair of businessmen who hoped to build an upscale market in Willard Square withdrew their plans Thursday following strong neighborhood opposition. The move came three days after the City Council gave initial approval to a 95-day emergency moratorium on new construc...

  • New principal brings small-school affinity to Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The Harpswell Islands School is getting a new name, the Harpswell Community School, and a new principal, Kerry Bailey. Bailey, 59,  is anything but new to school administration. This will be her third job as a principal, and her family is filled with other school adm...

  • Topsham voters OK $8.1M budget, reject zoning changes, digital signs

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.09 million municipal budget at Wednesday's 3 1/2-hour Town Meeting. But they defeated ordinances that would have created a new commercial zone along part of Route 196 and allowed digital signs in some parts of town. The meeting drew 227 register...

  • Correction

    The May 12 story on Page 1, "Weekly curbside recycling, trash pickup to begin this summer in Falmouth," should have said savings are the result of Pine Tree Waste's dual-bin truck system. Falmouth will not have an automated-arm truck.