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  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Error delays safety study of Cape Elizabeth gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee Wednesday planned to receive results of a safety evaluation of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club, only to find out the study hasn't been done. Town Councilor Caitlin Jordan, the new chairwoman of the committee, said poor communication and failu...

  • Developer gets green light to convert Portland waterfront warehouse into law firm headquarters

    PORTLAND — Owners of a 19th century warehouse along the city's waterfront received clearance from planners Tuesday night to turn the building into offices for a law firm. The decision by the Planning Board came a day after Waterfront Maine received a $2.8 million tax break from the C... 1

  • Gaza flotilla participant to speak in Portland Friday

    PORTLAND — The South Portland video producer who was caught up in the raid on a Gaza relief flotilla by Israeli troops May 31 will speak about his experience Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Scott Hamann was aboard one of six ships in the flotilla when the Israeli Navy boarded the ship...

  • Freeport's Morse Street School principal retires after 20 years

    FREEPORT — As she walks down the hallways of Morse Street School, Principal Cherie White talks to each child she sees and calls them by name. She has walked these corridors for 20 years, and knows all of the students, their siblings and their parents. She visits each classroom every day.

  • Portland art museum admission-free for military families

    PORTLAND — Now through Labor Day, members of the military and their families can visit the Portland Museum of Art for free as part of the national Blue Star Museums program. More than 750 museums across the nation are participating in the program, which is sponsored by Blue Star Fami...

  • Rodden, Payne re-elected to Falmouth council; Varney wins 3rd seat

    FALMOUTH — Nearly 4,000 voters turned out in Falmouth on Tuesday, more than double the last primary election. Incumbent Councilors Tony Payne and Bonny Rodden were re-elected to the Town Council, but Faith Varney received the most votes to take the third open position on the council....

  • Dwyer defeats Leggat to keep North Yarmouth seat on SAD 51 board

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Virginia Dwyer secured 556 votes on Tuesday to keep her seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors, defeating challenger Martha Leggat. Leggat received 516 votes, according to unofficial totals. “I’m very pleased,” ...

  • Portland backs off emergency ban on marijuana dispensaries

    PORTLAND — The City Council is expected to decide whether Portland should join the list of municipalities with temporary bans on medical marijuana dispensaries. Mainers voted last year to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The council was prepared to take emergency ac...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school official to be curriculum chief in Portland

    PORTLAND —  A Portland resident has been tapped from a national pool of applicants to create a unified curriculum for the city's public schools. The School Committee will meet in closed session on Wednesday night, June 9, to negotiate a contract for David Galin. Galin, wh...