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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, ...

  • Night paving on Route 1 begins May 24

    BRUNSWICK — Road crews will begin resurfacing sections of Route 1 south on May 24. The project will begin at the Cooks Corner exit ramp and continue south to Mill Street. Due to high volumes of traffic, all of the work will be done at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Sundays through...

  • Correction

    A story in the May 14 edition of The Forecaster should have said the union representing educational technicians in Brunswick initially rejected a 3 percent wage freeze for fiscal 2011, but later voted to accept it. The new union contract includes step increases for some employees.

  • Chasing the wind in South Portland

    Cassidy Streeter of Scarborough chases streaming kite tails during the Bug Light Kite Festival in South Portland on May 15, a fundraiser for the South Portland Historical Society. The society was joined by the NorEasters Kite Club, showcasing artful kites and a popular candy drop from a giant pinata...

  • Route 100 bridge repairs begin Monday in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Construction will begin Monday, May 24, on the Route 100 (Gray Road) highway overpass near West Falmouth Crossing and the Maine Turnpike spur. Both lanes will remain open as much as possible, Maine Turnpike Authority officials said, although there may be times when traffic...

  • Scarborough council weighs options for revised school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Several town councilors took the opportunity Wednesday to express their views on voters' rejection of the school budget, possibly foreshadowing discussion at the May 24 first reading of a new budget.  "I didn't interpret this as a vote of validation that we should ...

  • Scarborough council OKs 3% increase in firefighter, EMS salaries

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a 3 percent increase in salaries for all Fire Department and EMS employees. Firefighters and EMS workers did not receive a raise last year. The new contracts contain a no-layoff clause that would prevent the town...

  • Town Meeting OKs budget, 6.5% tax increase in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.14 million municipal budget Wednesday at Town Meeting. They slashed more than $150,000 in spending and approved a tax increase of nearly 6.5 percent. The approximately four-hour meeting at Mt. Ararat High School drew 246 of the town's more ...

  • Pedal power in Falmouth

    Young biker riders met at the Village Park on Saturday, May 15, for the first Falmouth Rolls Bike Fair and the opportunity to learn bicycle safety and have their rides and helmets checked by experts. Here, 3-year-old Erica Roussel leads a line of tricycle and bicycle enthusiasts around the course, w...