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  • Scarborough schools advocacy group attracts members, criticism

    SCARBOROUGH — An organization of residents, parents and teachers hopes to engage the public as it examines what the town must do to protect and improve its educational system while grappling with a drop in state education funding that could exceed $2 million next year. But the group ...

  • From Scarborough with love

    Students from all levels of the Scarborough school system took part in Operation Cupid at the middle school Wednesday night, Jan. 27. More than $,1000 was raised to support 150 members of the U.S. Army Reserve 619th Transportation Company, now serving in Afghanistan, and their families. Students des...

  • Business as usual promised in South Portland after Uno files Chapter 11

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Uno's Chicago Grill restaurants in South Portland and Bangor are among 153 company-owned restaurants included in a corporate bankruptcy filing. Boston-based Uno Restaurant Holdings voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Jan. 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Cour...

  • South Portland eyes waterfront property in land swap

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Feb. 1 will vote on a land swap that would give the city a slice of waterfront property along the Greenbelt Walkway. Mayor Tom Coward said councilors unanimously signaled support for the land swap with Louis Maietta at a workshop Monday night, Jan...

  • South Portland's Willard Beach saga goes national

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Life at Willard Beach is becoming an obsession for people as far away as California. And it has nothing to do with dogs. A group of local filmmakers are finding more and more cable stations are picking up their Internet series of three-minute comedies, "Willar...

  • Cape Elizabeth expected to vote again on Fort Williams fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although they voted overwhelmingly three years ago against charging fees at Fort Williams Park, residents are now likely to have a chance to change their minds. At a Town Council workshop on Monday, Jan. 25, councilors informally agreed to send the parking fee p...

  • Amtrak Downeaster extension from Portland to Brunswick gets $35M jump-start

    PORTLAND — An upgrade of 30 miles of railroad tracks between Portland and Brunswick will receive a $35 million boost from the federal government. Proponents say the overhaul will pave the way for the extension of Amtrak Downeaster passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick – p...

  • Pond Party

    Local band Low Flying Airplanes provide entertainment on Sunday, Jan. 24, for a Pond Party hosted by the Yarmouth High School Interact Club behind the Key Bank building on Main Street. The event, which raised money for fuel assistance, included skating, pick-up hockey games, a bonfire and refreshmen...