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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Storm surge

    Scarborough senior Heather Carrier raises the championship plaque while her classmates exult after winning a first-ever regional basketball title on Feb. 20 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Red Storm take on Skowhegan in the Class A state game on Saturday, Feb. 27. Sports, P...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.

  • Cape municipal budget proposal holds the line on spending, reduces tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town manager's proposed municipal budget for fiscal year 2011 contains no overall spending increase and a three-cent reduction in the property tax rate. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the $8.5 million budget would maintain current services and employment, and the...

  • South Portland school cuts target 31 jobs, 1 middle school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The superintendent of schools presented a $39.4 million budget proposal Wednesday night that includes the elimination of 31 jobs. Superintendent Suzanne Godin's budget would require 29 layoffs, including four teachers, nine assistant coaches, two Central Office staffers ...

  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' doesn't matter: South Portland military museum hosts 'spectacular soiree'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A showcase of gay-friendly wedding services finally had its day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, more than three months after it was originally scheduled. The event dubbed a "spectacular soiree" for attendees of the Downeast Pride Alliance, a local network of gay-friendly busine...

  • Falmouth to discuss Ledgewood Drive plans

    FALMOUTH — Residents are invited to a Parks and Public Works Department public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, to discuss improvements to Ledgewood Drive. The 6 p.m. meeting in Town Hall Council Chambers will give residents an opportunity to discuss driveways, drainage issues and pot...

  • West's best B boys

    All eyes and hands were on the prize after Falmouth won its first Western Class B boys' basketball title Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Yachtsmen will meet Camden in the Gold Ball game Saturday in Bangor. More in Sports, Page 13.

  • Buy Local movement emerging in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a city known for big-box stores and the Maine Mall, which is filled with national retailers, visibility can be difficult for locally owned small businesses. But a group of merchants are hoping to change that by launching South Portland Buy Local on March 16 at the...