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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Bath history talk focuses on parade floats

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society kicks off its season of programs with "Patriotism and Progress: Parade Floats in New England Communities, 1788-1976", an illustrated lecture by Jane C. Nylander, on Saturday, Oct. 17. The program takes place in the Patten Free Library C...

  • Topsham candidates forum to be held Oct. 21

    TOPSHAM — The two candidates running for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen will be featured in a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Brunswick Area and the Topsham Public Library, will be held at Town Hall, 100 Main St., ...

  • South Portland City Council candidates to field questions on Oct. 22

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Candidates for the City Council will debate in a forum scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. The forum is sponsored by South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber. Moderator William Arnold said the even...

  • Bath Autumnfest

    Jane Nordmann, 8, of Bath, learns tree climbing the technical way at Bath Autumnfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Harness and rope climbing was sponsored by the Community Forestry Committee.

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board warned about possibility of layoffs; opposes Questions 2, 4

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School Board members reacted stoically Oct. 13 to news of impending subsidy cuts. Superintendent Alan Hawkins, repeating what he told a reporter last week, told the board ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council approves solar-powered signals for town center crosswalk

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Wednesday night approved a $20,000 set of solar-powered pedestrian crossing signals to be installed at the Ocean House Road crosswalk between Key Bank and the Coldwell Banker real estate office. The recommendation came from the Town Center Ped...

  • Latest conservation property embodies intent of Scarborough land bond referendum

    SCARBOROUGH — Next week, residents will gather with local officials and representatives of several state and conservation agencies to celebrate the acquisition of significant conservation land known as the Gervais property. The festivities will take place less than two weeks befor...

  • South Portland won't seek state funds for high school, eyes June 2010 bond vote

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School officials hope to ask voters to approve borrowing to pay for renovations at South Portland High School and will not apply for state funding. School Department business manager Polly Ward said the state has indicated there could be up to $180 million availa...