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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • In time for the holidays, Cape tree farm opens for business

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After watching his balsam fir trees grow for seven years, Jay Cox has finally opened the Old Farm Christmas Place on Sawyer Road and will sell trees and hol...

  • Cape Council approves neighborhood skating rink

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council unanimously approved the use of town-owned property on Columbus Road near the intersection of Mitchell Road for a hockey rink in the winter. The request came from young Cape Elizabeth resident Ethan Gillespie of Columbus Road. He wrote a

  • Study suggests turnpike spur, rail link for Scarborough, South Portland

    GORHAM — An east-west highway bypass, commuter rail line and road widening are proposed to help deal with traffic problems in Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook and Gorham. The Gorham East-West Study results were presented at a series of meetings over the past three weeks, explai...

  • New business zone proposed for Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — A new zoning district has been proposed to control development on the town-owned Mitchell Field property. A committee has been working to implement a master plan proposed for Mitchell Field and made the recommendation to establish a zoning district for 9 acres of the more...

  • Wentworth School determined safe for now

    SCARBOROUGH — Students and staff who spend their days in Wentworth Intermediate School took a deep breath, and had a collective sigh of relief last week after tests for mold came back at safe levels. The tests come on the heels of high levels of mold in the aging school building's ut...

  • Residents ask town for $245K to fix private road

    SCARBOROUGH — The residents of Cranberry Pines Road are hoping to end at least 30 years of debate over what to do about the private road. The 13 homeowners have asked the town to loan them $210,000 to repair the road, an amount that will be split up and paid back to the town with int...

  • City-school dynamic a pressing issue for new South Portland leaders

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council and School Board on Monday caucused to choose their respective leaders. The School Board voted unanimously to elect Ralph Baxter as the 2011 chairman, and the Council voted 4-3 to elect Rosemarie De Angelis as the city's mayor. Both panels wil...

  • State champs

    With senior Luke Pierce (who scored twice) atop the pile, the 2010 Class B boys' soccer state champion Yarmouth Clippers celebrate a 5-0 win over Ellsworth Saturday morning. It was Yarmouth's fourth championship since 2004.