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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Homecoming bonfire at Mt. Ararat

    Homecoming festivities after the Mt. Ararat-Oxford Hills football game on Sept. 25 included a bonfire attended by many students in Topsham. Despite the loss on the gridiron, the Mt. Ararat High School kids had a good time in the chilly weather.

  • Family Arts Day in Brunswick

    Katie Sullivan, 4, and brother Nathaniel, 3, are very serious about their work on a mural at the Family Arts Day on the mall in Brunswick on Saturday, Sept. 26. The annual event was sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance.

  • Bar, restaurant cited in South Portland alcohol sting

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An east-end bar and a west-end restaurant were cited by South Portland police for serving alcohol to minors. Sgt. Steven Webster said in a press release that the Spring Point Tavern, on Benjamin Pickett Street near Southern Maine Community College, and Pom's Thai...

  • Scarborough candidates to answer questions in televised forum

    SCARBOROUGH — Once again this fall, the Scarborough Community Chamber will give Town Council, Board of Education and Scarborough Sanitary District candidates an evening in the spotlight during its 12th annual Candidates Night. Moderated by Kevin Freeman, the event will be televise...

  • Cape Elizabeth library fundraiser promises good reads, sweet treats

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Thomas Memorial Library book and bake sale will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10. According to Valerie Hall, of the Friends of the Thomas Memorial Library board of directors, the event is the only fundraiser for the library. "The t...

  • South Portland to quiz residents on municipal services; armory proposal advances

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In early November, about 10 percent of the city's residents will be invited to participate in an online survey about public services provided by local government. The City Council reviewed the questionnaire at a workshop on Monday night, where they also discussed...

  • 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...