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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • New year's wishes

    Visitors drop their written thoughts into a "wish bonfire" at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on Sunday, Dec. 20, during a celebration of the winter solstice. The solstice, also known as the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, arrived on Monday.

  • South Portland passed over for wind meter, seeks energy czar

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city will be looking for someone to coordinate a variety of energy and sustainability initiatives. But one of those initiatives – exploring the possibility of installing a wind turbine at Wainwright Farms – was dealt a setback this week. The ci...

  • Scarborough, motel owners complete Pine Point swap; resident files DEP challenge

    Lighthouse Motel owners roped off the end of Depot Street Tuesday after deeds in the land swap with Scarborough were signed and recorded. The town held the first of three open houses Tuesday evening to gather input on a plan to develop a small public park on the portion the town gained in the swa...

  • South Portland High School renovation estimated to cost nearly $44M; further reductions sought

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A complete renovation of the high school to address health, safety and programming needs is now estimated to cost $43.9 million, but is expected to shrink. The preliminary cost estimate is about $12 million less than a $56 million renovation plan that was defeated by...

  • Brunswick council closes year with parking problems, grim budget news

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday closed 2009 with what's becoming a familiar refrain: Gloomy budget news from Augusta and parking issues at the Maine Street Station development. The council tabled its vote on a lease agreement between the town and the Brunswick Downtown Associa...

  • Harpswell mulls challenge to new federal flood map

    HARPSWELL — The town may appeal new flood mapping by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that some people believe could impede land development or increase residential insurance costs. FEMA's remapping follows a congressional mandate to reassess the 100-year floodplain for coasta...

  • Bean adds Freeport winter outdoor camp for children

    FREEPORT — To promote outdoor education, healthy activities and fun, L.L. Bean will host a program to encourage children to play outdoors this winter. The Winter Adv...

  • Topsham selectman seeks more than $800 for documents provided to colleague

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Jim Trusiani on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the stack of printed e-mails he received from fellow Selectman Sandra Consolini last week through a Freedom of Information Act request. His only comment was “I believe she’s complied to the law; ...