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  • Tennis event benefits Falmouth cancer patient

    FALMOUTH — The local tennis community will hold a mixed doubles round robin competition this weekend to raise money for Biggi Brookes, a dedicated tennis player who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. The event on Sunday, July 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Foreside Fitness & Ten...

  • Freeport candidates can file starting next week

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers will be available Monday, July 28, at the town clerk's office for the municipal election on Nov. 4. Papers are due back by Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. There are three seats available on Town Council: councilor at-large, District 2 and District 3. Councilor-...

  • Scarborough GOP hosts candidate Mills

    SCARBOROUGH — The town Republican Committee invites the public to hear state Sen. Peter Mills, a gubernatorial candidate, at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at Town Hall. Mills, a Farmington Republican, also ran unsuccessfully in the last party primary for governor.  For more information...

  • Scarborough pitches new plan to alleviate Payne Road traffic woes

    SCARBOROUGH — A plan that would reduce traffic and speeds on Payne Road southwest of Haigis Parkway without limiting access could solve a long-standing debate between residents who live on the road and nearby businesses. Town Manager Tom Hall said the plan would be cheaper and mor...

  • New Walgreens looms large in appearance, and importance, for Scarborough's Oak Hill

    Workers place a brick facade on the Walgreens pharmacy under construction at Oak Hill in Scarborough. The building is between 35 and 40 feet from Route 1, which some residents say is too close to the road.

  • Comprehensive planning overhaul gains momentum in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A group of city officials and community members are being assembled to undertake the task of updating the city's Comprehensive Plan. The process is expected to be unlike previous planning efforts. This time around, the city will hire outside consulta...

  • Local chefs + local foods + Cape Elizabeth locale = 20-Mile Meal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As the weather turns chilly and farms begin harvesting the last vegetables of the season, Cultivating Community will host its third annual 20-Mile Meal this Sunday, Oct. 4, at Turkey Hill Farm. The meal will be created by area chefs who will use produce, meat and seafood ra...

  • Police: Death of woman at South Portland fire scene unsolved, but not suspicious

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Investigators are still looking for explanations after a convicted arsonist was found dead in an Ocean Street apartment when firefighters extinguished a small fire in nearby apartment.   Maine State Police on Tuesday said the death of 24-year-old Alyssa Jensen, ...

  • Maine Mall owner seeks delay, change of venue for tax dispute with South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Board of Property Tax Review has scheduled three days of hearings starting Oct. 20 to settle a dispute over a 2006 tax bill between the city and General Growth Properties, owners of the Maine Mall. But GGP, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectio...

  • Together for eternity

    L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport on Saturday, Sept. 26, unveiled a new taxidermy display called "The Final Charge." The rare display depicts two moose, their antlers locked in a deadly struggle, just as they were found in New Sweden in 2006. Taxidermist Mark Dufresne developed the display, whi...