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  • Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

    SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capacity. "It's been a fairly recurring theme, but for one reason or the other we just haven't...

  • South Portland rail yard sought for LPG terminal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Rigby Yard could become the site of a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to serve Maine and much of southern New England.  NGL Supply Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NGL Energ...

  • Construction company provides financing for reopening of Cookie Jar in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Great Falls Construction is not only rebuilding the the Cookie Jar bakery, it is also financing the rebirth of the Shore Road business. Todd Rothstein, project manager for Gorham-based Great Falls, said former Cookie Jar owners Donna and Tom Piscapo will still run th...

  • Collins' staff to offer local office hours

    PORTLAND — A representative of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will hold office hours in Freeport, Pownal and New Gloucester on Monday, May 10. The Portland-based staffer will provide residents assistance on federal issues and will be prepared to answer questions on topics such as So...

  • Task force finds no dearth of liquor law violations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Liquor lawbreakers beware: there's a new badge in town. A task force of police officers from Scarborough, Saco and Old Orchard Beach last week checked 43 businesses that sell or serve liquor in the three towns to see if they were properly checking identification and not...

  • 'What happens at Bowdoin ...' draws attention to college relationship with Brunswick police

    BRUNSWICK — It's Ivies Weekend at Bowdoin College. For many students that means music, house parties and the seemingly ubiquitous plastic cups and water bottles – the alcoholic contents of which are widely known, but best not flaunted, especially off campus. Student... 1

  • Grandfathering deadline nears under Harpswell sign ordinance

    HARPSWELL — Deadlines have been set for the town's new sign ordinance, including grandfathering for signs that complied with the old rules and those that didn't. Residents adopted a new ordinance at March Town Meeting, loosening some restrictions on signs businesses can erect, and es...

  • Baldacci signs bill to establish campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci has signed a law that will help pay the start-up costs for a planned college campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station and grant the base's redevelopment authority the power to create an airport authority. The law will also help pay for municipal services a...

  • Bath-area School Board sends nearly $25M budget to voters

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors unanimously adopted a more than $24.8 million budget for fiscal 2011 on Tuesday. Now the spending plan is in voters' hands. A public meeting at Bath Middle School on June 1 will precede the budget validation referendum June 8....

  • AT&T goes live on Harpswell cell tower, Verizon next

    HARPSWELL — Local cell-phone users should finally be experiencing an improvement in coverage, thanks to the addition of another service provider on the town's cellular tower. According to town officials, AT&T earlier this month completed its equipment installation on the new towe...