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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • 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.

  • Falmouth committee works on new Comprehensive Plan

    FALMOUTH — The Long Range Planning Committee has begun discussions on what will become the town's new Comprehensive Plan. The last Comp Plan was approved by voters in 2000. "A comprehensive plan helps the town determine land use regulations it wants to have," said Theo Holtwij...

  • Bath public works projects tackle water, traffic problems

    BATH — The city is addressing traffic, water and sewer problems this summer with new pipelines along Central Avenue and Centre Street, and construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Congress Avenue and State Road. A public information meeting on the Hyde Park Pump Stati...

  • Pair of sites competing for new Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — The location for a new police station could be determined by the town's long-term development vision and not just by price. The Town Council has been negotiating privately with property owners at two locations. The council has already earmarked $6.65 million for the proje...

  • Brunswick consolidates polling places at junior high school

    BRUNSWICK — Residents will vote at one polling place in November. The Town Council on Monday voted 5-3 to consolidate six previous locations to one at Brunswick Junior High School. Councilors Ben Tucker, David Watson and John Perreault opposed the decision. Councilor Margo Kni...

  • Portland Planning Board urges relaxed waterfront zoning

    PORTLAND — More non-marine uses will be allowed on piers if the City Council adopts  Planning Board recommendations that include reconsideration of a 23-year-old ban on waterfront housing. The board wants the City Council to support further study of allowing residences in the Wa...

  • Portland planners narrow zoning for pot dispensaries, growers

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday night recommended that medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed in specific business zones, while cultivation of the plants be limited to industrial areas. The board's recommendation to the City Council does not preclude a dispensary from cultiv...