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  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Take back the park

    Cape Elizabeth Town Councilor Sara Lennon, left, snips the ribbon as horticulturist Rick Churchill steadies the tape on Oct. 16 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially start an invasive plant species-cutting event at Fort Williams Park. The day marked the beginning of volunteer efforts to res...

  • South Portland, SMCC to train energy auditors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday created a new energy efficiency training and weatherization program in conjunction with Southern Maine Community College. The council also waived the formal bidding process and approved $80,000 in emergency purchases for the Fire and Public...

  • Yarmouth plans energy information meetings

    YARMOUTH — Maine Green Energy Alliance and the town are working together to help...

  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Freeport Sewer District gets $250K grant

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District was awarded a $250,000 grant for electrical efficiency upgrades through Efficiency Maine. Michael Ashby, vice chairman of the district Board of Trustees, said in a press release that the implementation of the technology will reduce the facility's en...

  • Natural gas gets Freeport council's ear

    FREEPORT — Representatives of Maine Natural Gas will conduct an informational presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at a 6:30 p.m. Town Council meeting. The presentation will include a report on gas line installation, safety, training and maintenance. There will also be a question-a...

  • Annual run benefits Yarmouth Food Pantry

    YARMOUTH — The fourth annual Pumpkin Run to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry will take place Saturday, Oct. 30. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race at at the high school on West Elm Street. Participants can also register online at