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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 ...

  • UPDATE: Coast Guard calls off search for reported jumper at Martins Point

    PORTLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard called off a search Wednesday evening at sundown for someone who may have jumped into Casco Bay near Martins Point. The search began after a woman called 911 to report witnessing someone wearing yellow shorts jumping from the Route 1 bridge around 3:50...

  • Topsham seeks new public works director, code officer

    TOPSHAM — Along with looking for a new Town Manager, the town is also seeking replacements for its public works director and code enforcement officer. Town Manager Jim Ashe announced at the Oct. 7 Board of Selectmen meeting that Public Works Director Rob Pontau's final day will be Oc...

  • Former Yarmouth school chief gets interim post in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Kenneth Murphy of Yarmouth as interim superintendent of schools. Murphy retired as Yarmouth's superintendent in June 2009 after serving 25 years in the school district, 18 as school chief. He will begin his job as ...

  • Falmouth panel begins work on comprehensive survey of residents, businesses

    FALMOUTH — The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee is preparing to draft an approximately 100-question survey of businesses and residents that will aid the committee in creating a new Comprehensive Plan for the town. The town issued a request for proposals for a survey company to ...

  • The Iris Network: A support network more than 100 years old

    PORTLAND — Did you ever park at 189 Park Ave. for a Portland Sea Dogs game and wonder about The Iris Network? Did you know that Helen Keller hosted this agency’s first fundraiser in 1907? The Iris Network has a long history of innovation and commitment to its mission of helping... 1

  • Fire destroys Munjoy Hill apartment building

    Fire investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire on Oct. 10 that destroyed an apartment building on Congress Street and caused minor damage to a neighboring building. The fire at 201 Congress St. was reported around 12:30 a.m. It was a three-alarm fi...

  • With lawsuit pending, Freeport council fixes dispatch pact with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday codified the April 6 agreement that consolidated emergency dispatch services with Brunswick. The after-the-fact vote corrected procedural errors in the agreement that took effect June 29. The vote was 5-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed; Co...

  • Challenge to Brunswick police station bond moves forward

    BRUNSWICK — A petition that seeks to overrule the Town Council's recent decision to borrow money to buy property for a new police station has secured the required signatures. The petition signatures were submitted to the office of Town Clerk Fran Smith on Sunday, the day they were du...