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  • Harpswell to vote on sharing Cedar Beach legal fees

    HARPSWELL — A proposal to use $110,000 in town revenue to help pay for the legal battle over access to Cedar Beach will go to voters in March.  The Board of Selectmen on Jan. 22 approved a Town Meeting warrant article that would raise the money and direct it to a reserve ac...

  • Bath-Tsugaru sister city program elects new president

    BATH — The board of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program elected Andy Bailes as its new president Jan. 21. Bailes replaces Dr. Deborah Patten, who led the program for 15 years. When Patten to...

  • Cape Elizabeth polls residents on school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board launched a community survey to gather feedback on the attributes residents want in a school superintendent. The results will help the board when it screens applicants and develops interview questions. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins ann...

  • Decision day

    Cathy Chapman of South Portland selects an empty booth as she prepares to vote in Tuesday's mid-term election at the VFW Hall on Broadway.

  • Cape planners to visit Inn by the Sea

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board will hold a site walk Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road.  The inn wants to demolish and rebuild several cottages.

  • Pay-per-bag trash disposal not in Cape Elizabeth's future

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After months of research, public comment and discussions, the Town Council reached consensus in a workshop Monday that a pay-per-bag trash disposal program should not be pursued. Councilors in a workshop also urged Central Maine Power Co. to hold off on installation ...

  • Rescuers look for Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders from several agencies were searching Thursday morning for a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge. Police Chief Mike Field said the operation began shortly after witnesses reported the incident at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Scarborough panel proposes Higgins Beach parking restrictions

    SCARBOROUGH — A ban on public parking for more than 30 minutes along the road at Higgins Beach moved closer to reality after a committee presentation Wednesday evening. The Town Council heard from the ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee regarding the proposed ban and several other changes...

  • South Portland gets $35K grant to plan Trout Brook restoration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted two state planning grants to advance environmental initiatives. The city received a $35,500 from the Department of Environmental Protection to develop a management and restoration plan for Trout Brook and parts of Kimball Brook.&nb...

  • Scarborough voters approve Town Charter amendments

    SCARBOROUGH — Six amendments to the Town Charter were approved by voters Tuesday, including one that gives residents a process for recalling elected officials. All of the questions passed by wide margins: • Question 1 passed 7,858 to 1,115. It prohibits a person from serv...