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  • Livingston Taylor returning to Bath arts center

    BATH — Forty-five years after releasing his first album, Livingston Taylor is still going strong, and planning to bring his creative energy to the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday. The May 2 show at 804 Washington St., which starts at 7:30 p...

  • Eyes in the sky: Cumberland firm wins OK to survey with aerial drones

    CUMBERLAND — The friendly skies are getting a little friendlier for unmanned flying vehicles. And that’s opening up new possibilities for one Maine engineering firm. Sevee & Maher Engineers in early April won approval to use a quadcopter in its site surveying work, which co...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about the South Portland City Council approving a collective bargaining agreement with public works employees should have said employees, not the Maine Labor Relations Board, decided to create a separate bargaining unit for bus drivers.

  • Developer eyes Scarborough for 'green' neighborhood, solar array

    SCARBOROUGH — The sun may soon shine brightly on approximately 100 acres of undeveloped area on Running Hill Road. At least, that's what Scott Beaulieu is hoping for. Beaulieu, a South Portland resident and owner of Green Living Development Co., is looking to create a Leadersh...

  • South Portland council takes 1st step toward $44.2M high school renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council approved the first reading of a $44.2 million bond referendum for high school renovations on Monday, Aug. 23. The 4-2 vote sets up the borrowing measure for decisive vote on Sept. 8. 

  • Cumberland council OKs truck buy, review fee

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously authorized a lease/purchase agreement for a new plow truck. The agreement, with Gorham Leasing, is for a 2011 International 7400 Series truck, which will replace a model from 1992. The cost is nearly $164,000 and is included in...

  • New school year focuses on instructional, facility needs in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As students return to class on Wednesday, Sept. 1, teachers and administrators will be working behind the scenes to address the needs of 21st-century learners. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said the school year will begin with an assembly led by national brain researc...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmer takes to the road; seniors, businesses benefit from mobile farm stand

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara Page was a school bus driver for 27 years in Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. But now, instead of driving a bus filled with school children, she carts one full of vegetables to senior citizens and large businesses. "These passengers don't talk back as m...

  • Highway emergency

    Deputy Chief Eric Sylvain of Freeport Fire-Rescue stabilizes a person in the rear of an SUV, right, while other members of the department prepare to remove her from the vehicle following a crash with a pick-up truck on southbound Interstate 295 shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23. Several peopl...

  • Dog patrol: 'Golden girls' watch for scofflaws at South Portland's Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Susan Larrivee and Michelle Danois walked along the retreating waterline at Willard Beach shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 19.  But, unlike dozens of other people on the beach, they were not there to soak up the last rays of sunlight on the picturesque evening.