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  • Cumberland Woodbank can't meet demand

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Woodbank has been having a hard time finding hardwood. Demand from prospective buyers is "way up" this Woodbank volunteer Brian Sites said May 20. Now in its eighth year, the bank provides firewood to needy area families. Money the bank raises from ...

  • Portland Jewish Community Center plans get initial review

    PORTLAND — Preliminary plans for a new Jewish Community Center at 1342 Congress St. call for a 19,300-square-foot building replacing the former St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. “We will have a place again,” Jewish Community Alliance interim Executive Director Ellie Mill...

  • Little person, big foot

    Delaney Pascuzzo, 6, of Phippsburg, drives a free kick towards the opposing team's goal on Saturday morning at Bath Rec Soccer as volunteer ref, Kelly McKellar, of Bath keeps an eye on the action.

  • South Portland fire chief wins city's 3rd statewide honor

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Maine Fire Chiefs Association named Fire Chief Kevin Guimond its Fire Chief of the Year on Wednesday at the Marriott at Sable Oaks. Guimond became the third city employee to receive a statewide honor this year. Planning and Development Director Tex Haeuser...

  • Scarborough panel seeks parking ban at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Public parking longer than 30 minutes at Higgins Beach may be banned year-round if a committee recommendation is approved by the Town Council. The ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee will recommend at a council meeting next week that the town institute a parking ban on any s...

  • Pair of complaints seek PUC probe of smart meters

    SCARBOROUGH — Customers of Central Maine Power Co. have filed two complaints asking the Maine Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its approval of "smart" electric meters on homes served by CMP. The smart meters are the target of criticism from citizen groups and municipalities,... 1

  • Scarborough seeks efficiency through parts partnership

    SCARBOROUGH — The 48,000-square-foot public works building at 20 Washington Ave. isn't spotless, but it's close. Everything has its place, even in the busy repair rooms. Replacement street signs are organized and hung together, enormous pieces of equipment are shiny from recent power...

  • South Portland seeks feedback on Comp Plan vision

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The process of updating the city's Comprehensive Plan hit a milestone this week with the release of a draft vision statement intended to guide the more substantive conversations to come about planning the city's future. The city posted

  • Panel gets more time to draft plan for open space, trails in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town's Open Space and Greenbelt Management Committee has developed a draft outl...

  • Food fundraiser in Falmouth

    Falmouth's six churches held a turkey supper at the Falmouth Congregational Church on Oct. 21 to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry.