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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Foundation awards grants to Cape Elizabeth schools

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation recently closed its 2010 spring grant cycle, and will award $27,500 to the school district for programs,  professi...

  • Newspapers, Maine Mall owner appeal South Portland tax bills

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two of the city's 10 largest taxpayers are appealing their 2009 tax bills. One of those taxpayers is no stranger to the appeals process: General Growth Properties, the Chicago-based company that owns the Maine Mall, is appealing its bill after losing a similar appeal...

  • Scarborough council OKs $68.5M budget, tax increase; denies laptop computer initiative

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted 5-2 to approve a $64.5 million municipal and school budget Wednesday evening. Councilors Ronald Ahlquist and Jessica Holbrook opposed the decision. The budget calls for a 3.95 percent tax increase, setting the property tax rate at $12.63 pe...

  • 'Impossible trade-offs': Scarborough voters to decide fate of school arts programs

    SCARBOROUGH — As the music teachers gear up for their annual spring concerts and the art teachers work into the night to set up the annual art show, they work with the  knowledge that this will likely be the last year for some of these programs. The $34.9 million school budget, ...

  • Bath budget avoids tax hike; armory purchase moves forward

    BATH — If the proposed fiscal 2011 budget City Manager Bill Giroux presented Wednesday is the same one the City Council adopts June 9, residents can expect no tax increase for the third year in a row. Next year’s $13.6 million city budget is down 4.13 percent from the curr...

  • Brunswick schools ready to adopt budget, await word on concessions from teachers

    BRUNSWICK — With final details of a new teachers contract unsettled, the Brunswick School Board is preparing to adopt a $32.8 million spending plan. The budget represents a 2.13 percent decrease from current spending, but still represents a 1 percent increase to the town's property t...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about Falmouth School Board candidates misspelled the last name of David Snow.

  • Falmouth events aid Habitat for Humanity

    FALMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity is is hosting two fundraisers in the area this week. The first will be a teachers-versus-students basketball game at Falmouth High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Fifteen FHS seniors will take on their teachers with Habitat for Humanity volunteers...