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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Brunswick road race to benefit Cathance alliance

    BRUNSWICK — The third Run for the Sun 5K road race will be held downtown at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 24. The race starts and ends on the Brunswick Town Mall. The race benefits the Cathance River Education Alliance, a nonprofit organization that manages the Cathance River Preserve i...

  • Scarborough wins grant to hire 4 firefighters

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fire Department will be able to hire new firefighters after winning a grant of more than $448,000 from the federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. The grant will pay the full salary and benefits for four firefighter/EMTs for the first two ...

  • Scarborough residents unimpressed with plan to bypass Running Hill Road

    SCARBOROUGH — A new proposal to deal with traffic problems on Running Hill Road was poorly received at a public meeting attended by approximately 40 people on July 13. The plan would create a road between Route 114 and Spring Street, using the eastern end of the existing Running Hill...

  • Cape Elizabeth council weighs pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council wants more data before deciding whether the town should adopt a pay-per-bag trash disposal program. The council and Recycling Committee met in a workshop Monday, July 12, to discuss the proposal. The program, which the town is calling "pay-per...

  • Review of high school renovation proposal begins in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An independent review is underway of a plan to rebuild South Portland High School. City Manager Jim Gailey said Harriman Associates, the architecture firm that has been working on a high school plan for several years, is in the process of turning over the necessary d...

  • Cumberland man dies from injuries in pool

    CUMBERLAND — The state medical examiner’s office Tuesday said a 3 Meadow Way man died last week when he sustained a cervical spine fracture and drowned. The office performed an autopsy on 40-year-old Kermit Schott on July 7, a day after he was found unresponsive in his abo...

  • Public meeting scheduled on Freeport cinema

    FREEPORT — A public information session on a proposal to build a six-screen movie theater at Freeport Village Station will be held Monday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the Mallett House on Mill Street. The meeting will be hosted by Berenson Associates, developers of the shopping center...

  • Cumberland scout builds shelter for Bradbury Mountain campers

    POWNAL — Thanks to the efforts of a Cumberland teenager, campers at Bradbury Mountain State Park can stay covered and dry this summer inside a new lean-to. James Molloy, who completed the project last October to become an Eagle Scout, built the lean-to at secluded Campsite 12.