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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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Task force finds no dearth of liquor law violations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Liquor lawbreakers beware: there's a new badge in town. A task force of police officers from Scarborough, Saco and Old Orchard Beach last week checked 43 businesses that sell or serve liquor in the three towns to see if they were properly checking identification and not...

  • Solar energy projects on display in Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth

    FREEPORT — ReVision Energy of Portland will host a tour showcasing solar energy installations in Freeport, Yarmouth and Falmouth on Saturday, May 1. Starting at 9 a.m., residents can begin the tour at Falmouth High School, where a wood boiler, solar hot water system and solar el...