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  • Taking flight over South Portland light

    With the calendar winding down the final days before Labor Day and the traditional end of summer, a kite occupies the sky over Bug Light Park in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 24.

  • South Portland High School construction 'on target, on budget'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school renovation is nearing completion as students and teachers return to classrooms next week. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the high school project is "right on target" and on budget, with a projected completion date of Dec. 19.  ...

  • Reaction cool to suggestions for Brunswick, Topsham traffic relief

    BRUNSWICK — State transportation planners and consultants on Wednesday presented a series of concept plans they hope will increase access and improve traffic flow around Brunswick Naval Air Station. The presentation was part of a

  • Farmers' market opens this weekend in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Farmers' Market will open on Sunday, June 6, in the lower parking lot of the high school. It runs weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the last harvest in late October. This is the second year for the market, which features vendors from around southern Mai...

  • South Portland winter parking ban: Necessity or hidden tax?

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With temperatures hovering in the 70s, the city's winter parking ban is perhaps the furthest thing from people's minds. That is, unless you're Willard Street resident Zoo Cain. "I love this town," Cain said. "But there are some things, like this, that send me ... 1

  • Cookie Jar reopening draws a crowd in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nearly four years after a storm blew the top off the Cookie Jar Pastry Shop, customers lined up for the sweet treats they have been without for so long.  The business reopened on Thursday, May 27, and more than 900 people came through the doors at 554 Shore Road...

  • SAD 75 voters breeze through initial budget approval

    TOPSHAM — It took only half an hour to complete the first phase of approval for the fiscal 2011 School Administrative District 75 budget. With little comment, voters approved the nearly $34.8 million spending plan on May 27 in the first of two of two budget votes. A budget valid...

  • Dancing the day away in Falmouth

    Falmouth second-graders perform a dance to the song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" during a morning expedition to Maine State Ballet on June 1. They had the opportunity to learn dance moves, try on ballet costumes, learn about the history of dance and sing along to famous show tunes with pr...

  • McMann Field artificial turf plan goes to June 8 vote in Bath

    BATH — A plan for an artificial turf field that received narrow City Council approval and triggered a petition to overturn that decision will be decided by voters on June 8. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial ...

  • Local Buzz ready to greet Cape Elizabeth families

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Less than a year after a doctor, a lawyer and an advertising executive started working together, their restaurant called the Local Buzz will be officially open for business on June 1...