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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...

  • Falmouth school expected to reopen Monday after small fire

    FALMOUTH — Plummer-Motz School was closed today after a small fire blamed on a malfunctioning heater did minimal damage early Friday morning. The Fire-EMS Department said an alarm sounded at the school at 2:10 a.m. and a police officer who responded found the fire burning on a table ...

  • Marley does benefit for Scarborough lacrosse

    SCARBOROUGH — Comedian Bob Marley will do a benefit show for the Scarborough Lacrosse Boosters on Sunday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Comedy Connection in Portland. Tickets to the family-friendly event are $20 each and are available by calling 774-5554 or at

  • Shore Road site walk planned May 1

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board will go on a site walk Saturday, May 1, around Shore Road. The walk will begin at 8 a.m. The board plans to cover the length of Shore Road, from the south entrance to Fort Williams near the pond to the Town Center. The walk is expected to end ...

  • Audubon seeks volunteers for marsh tours

    SCARBOROUGH — Maine Audubon Society's Scarborough Marsh Center is calling on nature lovers for help. The center needs volunteers May 1 through June 18 to lead nature walks through the marsh. The 3,100-acre estuary is the largest salt-water marsh in the state and is an important breed...

  • Indian arts at Bowdoin

    The Black Thunder singers, a mostly Lakoda Souix group, perform last weekend at the third annual Wabanaki Arts Festival at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

  • Thanks, mom

    After working nonstop for three hours at the Earth Day Clean-up sponsored April 24 by the South Portland Land Trust along Barberry Creek and the Greenbelt Walkway, Fiona Simpson, Sophie Garland-Dore, Abby Charles and Sasha Garland-Dore saunter along while mom Wendy Garland gets to lug out what they ...

  • Voters to decide South Portland school budget on May 6

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A referendum on the $41.6 million school budget, approved this week by the City Council, will take place on Thursday, May 6. In addition to voting on the school budget, residents will also be asked whether they want to continue voting on the school budget for another...

  • Some Scarborough residents urge fewer budget cuts, higher taxes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council heard from 14 residents during a public hearing on the budget Wednesday evening, and most of them spoke in support of the school budget. The Finance Committee, a subcommittee of the council, has proposed a 3.95 percent increase in taxes to cover the com...