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  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Error delays safety study of Cape Elizabeth gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee Wednesday planned to receive results of a safety evaluation of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club, only to find out the study hasn't been done. Town Councilor Caitlin Jordan, the new chairwoman of the committee, said poor communication and failu...

  • Effort to ban pellet guns, slingshots clears 1st hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday took the first step toward banning possession and use of pellet guns, slingshots and bows and arrows in public places. But councilors stopped short of prohibiting use of the weapons on private property. The 6-1 vote came after more t...

  • Rezoning sought for 6 acres state wants to sell in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A wooded six-acre lot across from the Maine Medical Center research campus on Route 1 is for sale by the state. The property is listed for $695,000, but assessed at only $225,300. The lot, owned by the Department of Transportation and listed by CBRE The Boulos Co... 1

  • 'Godspell' performance extended in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Every four or five years, the Theater Company at Falmouth High School presents "Godspell," and this year the musical has taken to the stage with particular gusto. Due to the popularity of this year's production, the run has been extended to include encore performances on F...

  • Alzheimer's care center to open in November in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The dilapidated former Viking nursing home has been renovated and remodeled and will open in November as Cape Memory Care. The new Alzheimer's facility on Scott Dy...

  • Different folks, similar strokes

    Competitors make their way to the first buoy on Saturday, Sept. 18, during the swimming portion of the annual Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport. Approximately 800 athletes gathered at Winslow Park for the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. When the race was done, 39-ye...

  • Asbestos alert leads to concern about mold, air quality at Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — The discovery of significant amounts of asbestos in windows at Wentworth Intermediate School has led to a larger discussion about air quality in the building, which has more than 730 students in grades 3 through 5. A system of crawl-space utility tunnels beneath the Gor...

  • Police to collect unused medications

    YARMOUTH — Local and state law enforcement agencies will participate in a Drug Enforcement Agency-sponsored program called the National Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, Sept. 25.  Residents can drop off controlled, non-controlled or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals at coll...

  • Brunswick council, MRRA discuss TIF, fields lease

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is proposing a tax increment financing plan at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station, with revenue split equally by the authority and town. MRRA and the Town Council met in a joint workshop Tuesday to discuss the pr...