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  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • S.P. council mulls viability of 'solar farm'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A report about the feasibility of constructing a solar farm created what Councilor Patricia Smith called a “mixed bag” at a City Council workshop on Monday night.  Representatives from ReVision Energy told the council that the city’s cappe...

  • Books galore in Brunswick

    Book lovers from around the area converged on the Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium last weekend for the annual Curtis Friends Book Sale. More than 50,000 books, tapes, CDs and DVDs were for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Curtis Memorial Library.

  • Scarborough concert series continues on Thursdays

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Community Chamber, in partnership with Scarborough Community Services, is sponsoring the annual free summer concert series in Memorial Park. The series features performances in a range of musical genres on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8,...

  • Independent review ordered for South Portland High School renovation proposal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Skeptical of how voters will react to a $47.2 million high school renovation bond, the City Council Monday got behind ordering an independent review of the renovation plan. The council has been asked by the School Board to put the bond question on the November ballot...

  • South Portland parents sought for school task forces

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department is looking for eight parents to serve on three study groups that could lead to major changes within the district. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said there are no specific qualifications to serve on the study groups, other than being a parent of a...

  • Scarborough postal distribution center cited for safety violations

    SCARBOROUGH — The U.S. Postal Service was fined $430,000 for "willful and repeated" safety violations, including a $10,000 fine for one repeat violation, at its distribution center on Postal Service Way. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it began an inspe...

  • Back in the good ol' days ...

    Brian Sheehy of the Danvers, Mass., Essex Ball Club explains how it was done in the old days for a group of Little Leaguers on Saturday, June 26 in Freeport. On Sunday, Sheehy's Boston Bean Eaters team took on Dirigo Vintage Baseball Club of Augusta in a throwback game at the Freeport Historical Soc...

  • South Portland air crash memorial takes shape, dedication planned for July 11

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dozens of planes pass over Brick Hill to land at the Portland International Jetport every day. But it was a landing of a very different sort that recently attracted a small crowd. A handful of city officials and residents were on hand June 24 to witness the ar...

  • South Portland museum ready for Fourth of July opening

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Historical Society is used to documenting local history. But this weekend it will be making some of its own with the grand opening of the Cushing's Point House museum at Bug Light Park. The group will host a formal ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on ...