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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, ...

  • South Portland City Council opts for tax increase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A firefighter, a police officer and raises for nonunion employees have been added back into the proposed fiscal 2011 municipal budget. The City Council decided to restore more than $180,000 in proposed cuts, which may increase the local tax rate by more than 1 percen...

  • November vote eyed for South Portland High School renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Secondary Schools Facility Committee voted overwhelmingly April 8 to place a $42 million bond for high school renovations on the November ballot. The recommendation must now be accepted by the School Board, according to Assistant Superintendent of Schools Steve B...

  • Headed back to class: Adult education in demand in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Trisha Papa, a 23-year-old mother of two, has dreams of becoming a preschool teacher. Last week, with the help of the Scarborough Adult Education program, she took a big step closer to realizing her dream: Papa passed the math portion of the General Educational Developm...

  • South Portland council poised to fast-track capital improvements

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to fast-track this year's Capital Improvement Plan so workers can take advantage of the early construction season. Although the council typically approves the CIP in June, City Manager Jim Gailey asked to bump up that vote to Wednesday, Apr...

  • Nomination papers available for Yarmouth municipal election

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal elections are available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall. There are two Town Council seats, two School Committee seats and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees to fill. All are three-year terms. The two s...

  • Sounds of silence

    Janis Eckeberg, right, strikes her gongs in time with other members of Inner Tapestry Sound Healing while visitors to the Yarmouth Wellness Fair enjoy the therapy. The fifth annual fair was held Saturday, April 10, at Rowe School and included more than 40 exhibitors, demonstrations and seminars.

  • Proposed Brunswick library budget cut could require weekend closings

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library could be open one or two fewer days a week if the Town Council endorses a proposed reduction in the library subsidy. The council is also considering cuts in staff salaries and the elimination of a popular inter-library loan service, according to li... 1

  • Cumberland council awards bid for Route 88 work, OKs higher trash-bag fees

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday accepted a bid from Storey Bros. Excavating for improvements to Foreside Road (Route 88). Six councilors supported the decision, while Councilor Shirley Storey-King abstained. The company’s $3.79 million bid, plus construction...