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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, ...

  • School budget passes in all SAD 75 towns

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 residents on Tuesday approved next year’s school budget. In Topsham, residents voted 1,728 to 717 in favor of the $34.8 million fiscal 2011 budget. Harpswell voted 1,318 to 388 in favor, along with Bowdoin, 439-172, and Bowdoinha...

  • Scarborough OKs school budget on 2nd vote

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved the $34.9 million school budget Tuesday in the second budget validation referendum for fiscal year 2011. Approximately 31 percent of Scarborough's nearly 14,800 registered voters turned out to cast their ballots. The unofficial tally was 2,325 to...

  • Sanders wins Yarmouth Town Council seat by 27 write-in votes

    YARMOUTH — Write-in candidate Tim Sanders won a seat on the Town Council Tuesday by 29 votes. Sanders defeated Randall Bates, also a write-in candidate, 299-272. The only council candidate who submitted paper to be on the ballot, Steve Woods, was elected to the other open seat...

  • Freeport vote carries $23.6M budget in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The $23.6 million Regional School Unit 5 budget was approved by voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on Tuesday, 2,345 to 1,607. Voters in Pownal and Durham rejected the $23.6 million budget by 949 votes, but Freeport's 1,674 yes votes pushed the budget's approval. Resid...

  • Bond vote secures funding for Portland megaberth

    PORTLAND — Maine voters approved at least three of the four statewide bond questions Tuesday, including one that would provide funding for a a deep-water cruise ship berth on the city's waterfront. The fourth question, which includes funding for economic development projects, was too...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters approve SAD 51 budget

    CUMBERLAND — Voters in School Administrative District 51 approved a $28 million spending plan for fiscal 2011 in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. The vote followed initial approval of the budget by Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters at a district budget meeting June 3.

  • Moriarty, Perfetti re-elected to Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Steve Moriarty and Mike Perfetti will keep their seats on the Town Council for another three years. Moriarty and Perfetti received 1,998 and 1,378 votes respectively in their runs for re-election Tuesday, defeating challenger Sally Leavitt, who received 1,316 votes....

  • 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...