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  • Cape planners review library proposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — At a site walk Wednesday morning, members of the Planning Board reviewed plans for the Thomas Memorial Library renovations. The plans include demolition of one portion of the library plus an addition of almost 11,000 square feet that will result in a total square foo...

  • Harpswell closes clam, worm flats for study

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen have approved closing almost 15 acres at the mouth of Strawberry Creek to worm and clam harvesters to conduct a series of experiments aimed at removing predators causing havoc in the local shellfish industry.  The project, recently approved by the Main...

  • South Portland council revises private-meeting guidelines

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council hopes to bring more transparency to its closed-door meetings after reaching an agreement on new executive session procedures in a workshop Monday.  Councilors also said they expect to move forward with a bond referendum on the November ball...

  • Even in Scarborough, 'hunger doesn't take a vacation'

    SCARBOROUGH — School's out for summer, but for students in need, hunger doesn't end when the last school bell rings. Many public school students who receive free meals or meals at a reduced cost during the school year experience food insecurity during the summer months, mea...

  • Donation may seed return of Scarborough School Art Show

    SCARBOROUGH — Fueled by a $150,000 donation for arts initiatives, Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III has formed the new Scarborough Arts Council to advocate for art in the schools.  One of their first orders of business may be to bring back the Scarborough Schoo...

  • Scarborough planners: Cell tower zoning changes need work

    SCARBOROUGH — Zoning changes that would allow more cellular phone towers will need further discussion after members of the public raised concerns about health risks in a Planning Board meeting Monday. The board also gave the green light to proposed additional parking for the Eas...

  • Heritage Days celebration returns in Bath

    BATH — A boat parade, fireman's muster, skateboard competition, and lots of food and music are all elements of the annual Heritage Days, which returns for the 42nd time July 3-6. The Thursday kickoff includes Kids' Day at Library Park from 2-4 p.m., and a Plant Home barbecue at Libra...

  • 'South Portland Family 4th' joins Independence Day events

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fourth of July festivities will multiply next week, when the city hosts its first official Independence Day event at Bug Light Park. Each July Fourth, thousands of people traditionally gather at Bug Light Park to watch the Portland Harbor fireworks. This ...