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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • FEMA revises flood maps, easing Portland Harbor development restrictions

    PORTLAND — A federal floodplain designation that would have restricted development on virtually all of the city's wharfs and piers was reversed Thursday, a move city officials said could have implications locally and nationally. On Friday, officials and owners of property on Portland...

  • Brunswick, Topsham honor veterans

    Members of "the greatest generation" ride a float and wave to the crowd in the 38th Brunswick Topsham Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31.

  • Memorial Day in Cape Elizabeth

    U.S. Air Force veteran and Cape Elizabeth resident Gerard LaBerge waves to the crowd on May 31 during the town's Memorial Day parade. LeBerge served as parade marshall, riding in a 1943 military jeep driven by fellow Cape resident Michael Bowdler.

  • Successful launch

    A new boat hit the waters of Casco Bay on June 1, after being christened by Spanish immigrant Jacobo Rodriguez at the East End boat launch in Portland. With expertise and support from the Compass Project, Rodriquez and other English Language Learners from South Portland High School built the Echo Ba...

  • Scarborough council sends 2nd school budget to voters, with $100K added

    SCARBOROUGH — After adding $100,000 back into the school budget last week, the Town Council voted unanimously June 2 to send a $34.9 million budget to voters next week. The decision comes after voters narrowly rejected the previous school budget in a referendum vote on May 11. The pu...

  • Investigation of former PUC chief finds no conflict

    AUGUSTA — An investigation by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has concluded that the state’s former chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams, broke no laws when he accepted a job and securities from a prominent wind power developer while still head of his agency. A citizens' gr...

  • Reaction cool to suggestions for Brunswick, Topsham traffic relief

    BRUNSWICK — State transportation planners and consultants on Wednesday presented a series of concept plans they hope will increase access and improve traffic flow around Brunswick Naval Air Station. The presentation was part of a

  • Local Buzz ready to greet Cape Elizabeth families

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Less than a year after a doctor, a lawyer and an advertising executive started working together, their restaurant called the Local Buzz will be officially open for business on June 1...