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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • BIW aids student boat-builders

    An effort by Morse High School students this summer to built a replica of a 17th century shallop received a boost Wednesday when Bath Iron Works donated a variety of safety supplies. Science teacher Eric Varney and shipwright William West will work with 14 students to build the tow and sailing ve...

  • Garden club seeks entries for Green Thumb Award

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Garden Club is seeking nominations for local flower gardens worthy of admiration in its annual Green Thumb Contest. Gardens must be in town and must be maintained by the homeowner. Vegetable gardens are not eligible. The winners of the Green Thumb...

  • Audubon needs volunteers to find invasive plants

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is seeking volunteers to help search for invasive plants, called phragmites australis, in the marsh. The center will hold a training session on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the survey of the marsh will be held on July 18 from 10...

  • South Portland creates loan fund for small businesses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday created a new program designed to strengthen local businesses. The program makes bridge loans available to business start-ups and expansion projects. The revolving loan fund will be capitalized with $300,000 in tax increment finan...

  • Workshop hopes to kill lawn chemicals in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes, it takes a personal struggle to compel someone to work for the greater good. That's exactly what inspired Cumberland resident Paul Tukey, best known as a professional landscaper, to pu...

  • Scarborough residents could get mechanism for councilor recall

    SCARBOROUGH — Citizens may be able to recall elected officials if a proposed Town Charter amendment is accepted. The Town Council is considering a variety of changes to the charter, including wording to define the procedure for recalling a councilor or overruling sale of town propert...

  • Fundraising for Cape Elizabeth path project off to good start

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Proponents say fundraising for a $200,000 local match required for construction of the proposed Shore Road path is going better than they expected. Safe Access for Everyone

  • New unit helps South Portland police track sex offenders, inform residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six months into an internal reorganization, Police Chief Edward Googins said the department is doing a better job tracking sex offenders and providing notification to residents. "Not that we were doing a bad job before," Googins said. "But we're doing a better job no...