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  • Runners answer SOS

    Doug Kennedy of Harpswell and his dog, Mauka, cross the Swinging Bridge during the 7th annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 18. Runners ages 7 to 73 entered the event, which crosses the 118-year-old suspension bridge that connects Topsham and Brunswick.

  • Arts Night to highlight student creativity in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The fourth annual Arts Night will take place Thursday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m., giving students the opportunity to showcase their talents in painting, poetry, film and live music.  This will be the second year students in both Pond Cove Elementary School and Cap...

  • Sagadahoc Dems to hold gubernatorial forum

    BATH — The Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee will host a forum for all five Democratic gubernatorial candidates at the Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, will moderate the forum, which will provide ...

  • South Portland council quickly OKs $4.3M capital spending plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When City Manager Jim Gailey asked the City Council last week to fast-track next year's $4.3 million Capital Improvement Plan and add $125,000 in funds for more street paving, he didn't expect it would be passed Wednesday night with no discussion. "Wow," Gailey said,...

  • South Portland sees way to turn oil into cash: 500% hike in tanker inspection fee

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is looking to cash in on the hundreds of tankers that annually dock and unload oil at eight local terminals to help fight the effects of declining revenues.  During budget deliberations last week, City Manager Jim Gailey unveiled a proposal, drafted wit...

  • South Portland signs group contract to clean up polluted Long Creek watershed

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday formally signed an agreement to work with other west end property owners to improve water quality in the Long Creek Watershed, an urban impaired stream spanning four municipalities that must be cleaned up by 2020.  The agreement mar...

  • New rules on farm animals, river protection, home businesses advance in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Proposed changes to the zoning ordinance to allow farm animals, gardens and farm stands in residential area are moving forward after a Town Council public hearing April 21.  Planning Director Dan Bacon explained the changes proposed by the Maine Department of Agric...

  • Cape Elizabeth properties to be revalued

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents can expect another property revaluation in the coming year, and will see changes to their property tax bills in October 2011 and April 2012. Town Assessor Matthew Sturgis said the last equalization took place in 2004 and increased the valuation from $763 mi...