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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Boosting local business

    Lynn DiBiase of Belissimo Hair Salon and Maria Little, whose family owns Fresh Look Cleaners enjoy the festivities that launched the South Portland Buy Local initiative on March 16. The Snow Squall restaurant was filled with local business represenatives displaying their products and services, and c...

  • Topsham man arrested after allegedly luring child into home

    TOPSHAM — A Winter Street resident arrested Monday, March 15, on a charge of criminal restraint after allegedly enticing a 5-year-old girl into his apartment will undergo psychological evaluation. Stuart Bull, 39, allegedly lured the child into his Whispering Pines apartment at ...

  • Scarborough budget 'conversation' starts with 4.5% tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager's draft fiscal 2011 budget calls for an increase of just over $2.3 million to be raised from taxes, despite an overall budget decrease of 1.4 percent. The property tax rate would rise to $12.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared to the current $12.1...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief hopes for additional state aid

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins on March 15 told the School Board he does not expect to release a freeze on school supplies, but does expect to hear from the state about a possible $5 million in additional aid to schools. If the district receives addition...

  • South Portland budget would cut jobs, not people

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city manager on Monday gave the City Council a budget proposal that eliminates jobs, but doesn't include layoffs. But the $27.1 million budget is also about $152,000 larger than the one requested by the council, which sought a spending plan that would not increase ta...

  • Pine Point park, access plan heads to Scarborough council

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board gave advisory approval March 15 to the town's plan for a small park and beach access path at Pine Point Beach. The plan is part of a larger project that included a land swap between the town and the Lighthouse Inn, which was completed in late December 200... 1

  • School video, Web votes could earn Falmouth a hybrid bus

    FALMOUTH — Students in Jennifer Merrifield's fourth-grade class at Plummer-Motz School  recently entered the America's Greenest School contest with a video depicting ways the district's schools can be greener. Out of hundreds ...

  • Bickford expected to replace Landis as Cumberland recreation director

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will vote April 12 on Brian Bickford's appointment as community education and recreation director. Bickford, who will also remain in charge of golf operations at the Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center, will replace Bill Landis as recreation dire...