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  • Cape Elizabeth seeks help replacing trail stonework

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is accepting bids to remove and rebuild the stone steps on the Great Pond Trail, where the existing steps are decaying. The steps are only a few years old, but have already been damaged and worn down. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said the town is looking for...

  • South Portland council OKs Waterman Drive lot, parks SMCC request

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Parking problems took up much of the City Council's time this week. The council on Monday awarded a construction contract for a new public parking lot along Waterman Drive between C and E streets, but indicated a lack of support for an appeal from Southern Maine...

  • Topsham Planning Board again tables cell tower proposal; petition challenges project

    TOPSHAM — For the third time in nearly a year, the Planning Board on Tuesday tabled a proposal to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. Opponents of the tower have also started circulating petitions to block the project and others like it. Tue...

  • Police probe Brunswick doughnut shop burglary

    A suspect in the burglary of the Dunkin' Donuts on Maine Street in Brunswick springs off the counter early Wednesday, May 5. Police are searching for the man, who was videotaped by the store's security cameras after tripping a burglary alarm. Police believe the man, possibly with the help of anot...

  • SAD 75 School Board sends $35.8M budget to voters

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors unanimously approved a nearly $34.8 million budget for fiscal 2011. The spending plan will go before voters at a district budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 27 at the Orion Performing Arts Center. A budget valida...

  • Brunswick council presses for more info on library spending; majority ready to spike Coffin Pond funding

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of town councilors on Monday said they are prepared to restore a portion of the $107,000 subsidy cut proposed for Curtis Memorial Library, but not until library officials reveal if the allocation would provide raises for employees. Meanwhile, the Town Council a...

  • Historical Society hopes to establish Freeport Heritage Trail

    FREEPORT — As a way to educate visitors and residents about Freeport's 300-year history, the Historical Society is working to establish a Heritage Trail. Executive Director Christina White said when the idea arose nearly a year ago, there was a positive response and much encouragemen...

  • Yarmouth High School senior a U.S. Presidential Scholar

    YARMOUTH — Reed Wommack was named a 2010 United States Presidential Scholar on May 3 by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Wommack, a senior at Yarmouth High School, is one of 141 high school seniors nationally who were chosen for their exceptional academic achievement, ar...

  • Falmouth eyes 2-tier pay-to-play fee system

    FALMOUTH — Participation in school sports is about to cost parents more than the price of cleats, helmets and gloves. The School Department is proposing to charge high school students $175 for most teams they play on, and $100 to participate in indoor and outdoor track, in a pay-to-p...

  • Taking steps for healthy babies

    People of all ages walked a four-mile loop from the Martin's Point Health Care offices on Washington Avenue through Payson Park and around Baxter Boulevard on Sunday, May 2, for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies. The Portland fundraising walk, which attracted several hundred participants...