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  • Minimum-wage hike, storm-water fee on Portland councilors' horizon

    PORTLAND — The order of business will be water before wages for the City Council finance committee this fall. Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., the committee chairman, on Monday said the panel of Councilors Jill Duson, Ed Suslovic and David Marshall will first consider a city plan to cha...

  • Falmouth library expansion, renovation up to voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 4 for a single local ballot question: whether to fund renovation and expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half, or just over $2.8 million. The rest will be f...

  • Topsham law firm to offer free advice on health care

    TOPSHAM — The McTeague Higbee law firm will provide free assistance to people completing advance health-care directives at its office at 4 Union Park on Friday, April 16, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. People can walk in any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and ass...

  • Main Street Bath seeks yard sale participants

    BATH — Residents and non-profit organizations are encouraged to sign up to hold yard sales during Main Street Bath’s Mayfair event on Saturday, May 1. For a $15 fee yard-sale holders will be listed on Mayfair flyers and the

  • Cape class to host Democratic candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students from the high school advanced placement government class will host a debate for Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday, April 14. The class held a similar debate with Republican candidates last month. Candidates scheduled to participate in...

  • Spring break in Brunswick

    Bowdoin College junior Eileen Palmer studies on the college quad April 4 in Brunswick, where dozens of students took advantage of record warmth to enjoy being outside on Easter Sunday.

  • State, Sprague agree to extend Crescent Beach lease for 1 year; talks continue on long-term access

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 50-year lease that provides Crescent Beach State Park with 100 acres of private land expired this month, but an agreement to extend the lease for one more year is in place. Jeanne Curran, director of public information for the Maine Department of Conservation, s...

  • Scarborough School Board seeks laptop computers for high school students

    SCARBOROUGH — Every student at Scarborough High School will have a laptop computer to use at school and at home next year if voters approve the school budget in May. The School Board April 1 unanimously passed a $1.16 million capital improvement plan budget. It represents a 23.2 perc...

  • Just dandy in Scarborough: Young performers learn the value of practice, friendly competition

    SCARBOROUGH — Jon Cahill weaves slowly through the controlled chaos exploding around him in the Wentworth Intermediate School gym. His tan jeans are tucked into his Rollerblades, and black, bulky elbow and knee pads help him blend in a sea of children sporting similar outfits.

  • Scarborough budget calls for employee raises, service cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the first reading of a $68.5 million municipal and school budget for fiscal 2011. But councilors indicated they are still likely to make changes in the spending plan. They scheduled a public hearing on the budget for Ap...