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  • Scarborough council OKs plan for Dunstan area

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the Dunstan Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy proposed by the Scarborough Economic Development Corp. and the Planning and Code Enforcement Department. According to the strategy’s introduction, written by S...

  • Some councilors still skeptical about Scarborough ice rink plan

    SCARBOROUGH — While most town councilors expressed support for construction of a hockey rink Wednesday night, several were hesitant about putting the project next to the high school. “I’m not wild about the location for a number of reasons,” Councilor Jean Marie Cat...

  • Bath woman wins $60K in injury lawsuit against bank

    BATH — Nearly four years after being injured in a fall outside a downtown bank, June Hallowell of Bath was awarded $60,000 by a Sagadahoc County Superior Court jury Nov. 19. The 80-year-old woman's award money was for medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from the fall,...

  • Police to step up enforcement of unique parking rules at Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — Police and town officials have waited nearly a month for motorists to park properly at Maine Street Station. Now they're going to do something about it. Since Nov. 6, police have been handing out warnings and instructions on how to park in the 34 reverse-di...

  • Update: Probe begins into why jail released wrong inmate; Portland police seek help from Somali community

    PORTLAND — Police, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department deputies and members of a regional violent crimes task force are looking for a man who was accidentally released from jail Wednesday night. Ahmed Ismail, 23, was being held in the maximum-security unit at the Cumberland County ...

  • Scarborough council gets preliminary plan for Pine Point beach access

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager Wednesday introduced a working design for a controversial public area at Pine Point. The sketch by Terrance DeWann & Associates is the result of work by Town Manager Tom Hall's task force, a group made up of two Pine Point Residents Association membe...

  • Compliance with policies problematic for South Portland School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although School Board rules require four meetings a year with the superintendent of schools, to set goals and evaluate her job performance, it appears the board is not meeting its obligations. Although the board chairman, in response to a written request for info...

  • Bath seeks grant for Centre Street improvements

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to seek a $500,000 public infrastructure grant to help fund improvements on Centre Street. The $1.3 million project is planned to rehabilitate Centre Street between Bluff Road and High Street. Improvements would include ...

  • Would-be robbers get fresh breath, no loot in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are looking for two teenagers suspected of trying to rob a Cottage Road convenience store at knife-point late Tuesday. Police Lt. Todd Bernard said two school-aged boys, each estimated to be 15-17 years old and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, entered ...

  • Hearing could help plan future of Harpswell public land

    HARPSWELL — In 2002, Harpswell assumed ownership of more than 77 acres of forest behind the municipal facility on Mountain Road. The land was meant for some future use, but aside from a failed proposal to install wind turbines atop the Long Reach overlook – the highest point in town...