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  • Volk casts shadow in Scarborough House District 29 election

    SCARBOROUGH — To fill the seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Amy Volk, voters in Maine House District 29 can choose from her former opponent in a hotly contested election, and the political newcomer Volk has hand-picked to succeed her. Democrat Paul Aranson mounted a strong ...

  • Cape Elizabeth library bond: 'Right price at the right time'?

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to decide on a renovation bond for Thomas Memorial Library that is less expensive than a failed referendum two years ago. The renovations would cost $4 million, opposed to the $6 million borrowing plan presented to voters in 2012.

  • Campaign to collect school supplies for Iraq deemed 'overwhelming' success

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An idea that was born overseas, picked up by a service organization in Maine and spread across the country made it possible for 1,500 Iraqi students to receive supplies for their classrooms. The effort by 24-year-old Cape Elizabeth High School graduate Aaron McK...

  • Medical marijuana moratorium clears first hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday tentatively approved a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The 5-2 vote, with Councilors Tom Blake and Rosemarie DeAngelis opposed, cleared the way for a final vote on Feb. 1. If it carries a second time, the ban would r...

  • South Portland police camera sparks debate on civil liberties

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State Sen. Larry Bliss, D-South Portland, this week said he no longer supports a bill that would ban a new traffic surveillance system being tested by the South Portland Police Department. But the Maine Civil Liberties Union said it will fight for passage of the bill...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief suggests increased spending freeze to help fill budget gap

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Jan. 18 School Board finance meeting, with a few adjustments, was a repeat of the Nov. 23, 2009, discussion on how to cope with a $621,000 loss in state funding for the current school year. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins presented his budget adjustme...

  • Topsham alliance hosts Feb. vacation camp

    TOPSHAM — The Cathance River Education Alliance will host a February Vacation Fun program for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Tuesday, Feb. 16, to Thursday, Feb.18. The program will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cathance River Ecology Center at Highland Gr...

  • RSU 1 nears swimming project fund goal

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 is nearing completion of a fundraising initiative to teach all third- and fourth-graders to swim.The program led by a committee of volunteers tapped by RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth has raised about 75 percent of the funds necessary to begin...

  • New Meadows group to review survey

    WEST BATH — The group examining pollution in the New Meadows River watershed will hold a forum to discuss the impacts of restoring the tidal flow to the region's corresponding lakes. The forum will be held Feb. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Bath Fire Hall, 192 State Road.

  • Brunswick council weighs raising building fees, liquor license for Maine Street Station pub

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will consider increasing building construction fees and a liquor license for a new pub at Maine Street Station when it meets Jan. 25. The new fee structure was proposed in November and covers building, renovation and electrical permits. A revised p...