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  • Cumberland council to hears pros, cons of $3M beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed $3 million town purchase of beach property off Foreside Road goes to a public hearing Monday, Oct. 6, before heading to referendum in November. The purchase of the property, including nearly 14 acres of shoreline property and almost nine acres of forest, wou...

  • Volk versus Boyle for Scarborough senate seat

    SCARBOROUGH — In a match-up of two serving legislators, two-term state Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, is challenging incumbent first-term Sen. Jim Boyle, D-Gorham, in Senate District 30.  Formerly Senate District 6, the new district includes Gorham, Buxton and most of Scarbo...

  • South Portland mayor: Public input needed on city budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Elimination of cross-town bus service to the Maine Mall, a fire safety education program for elementary school students and dog waste bags at city parks are among the cost-cutting measures eyed in next year's budget. City Manager Jim Gailey's proposed $27.1 million c...

  • South Portland residents organize for school advocacy, oversight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When a $5.8 million bond for high school and middle school improvements was being presented to voters last year, a group of parents got together to build support and turn out the vote. Since the passage of the school improvement bond, the group, bolstered by parent o...

  • Bath council to weigh Armory purchase

    BATH — The City Council is expected next month to decide whether to purchase the former National Guard Armory as a possible future home for the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. The city has the option to buy the Old Brunswick Road property for $175,000. While a state law m...

  • Parks, land planning session in Pownal

    POWNAL — The Maine Bureau of Parks and Land will hold a public session Thursday, April 1, as a way to prepare a management plan for the Pineland Public Land Unit in Gray, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester; Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, and the publicly held properties, easements and ...

  • Fundraising for South Portland air crash memorial faces June deadline

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The dream of a memorial to commemorate one of the state's worst aviation disasters is nearing fruition.  But an additional $2,200 must be raised by June for the memorial to be installed and dedicated on July 11, the 66th anniversary of the Long Creek crash that ...

  • Increased setback proposed along Nonesuch River in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board will review a proposal next week that would more than triple the protective buffer along the Nonesuch River. The proposal from the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee would change the area around the river to a Stream Protection 2 District and...

  • Brunswick council to address budget scenarios, traffic signal

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is expected to get a more detailed look at the proposed 2011 municipal budget when it meets on Monday, April 5. The council is also expected to vote on a proposal that would put a traffic signal at the intersection of McKeen and Maine streets. Town...

  • Dispute simmers over sale of Brunswick Naval Air Station housing

    BRUNSWICK — A representative of the owner of the military housing at Brunswick Naval Air Station said this week that concerns about the pending private sale and disposition of the 702 units are overstated. Mark Lavin of Northeast Housing, a partnership between Balfour Beatty Communit... 1