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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • Scarborough Downs bets on move to Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — After several racino initiatives were rejected by voters, Scarborough Downs is seeking to move to a York County community that may be more receptive to a racetrack and slot machines. The Biddeford City Council voted Tuesday evening to ask voters in a November referendum...

  • Smith brothers to be honored by North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award winners, brothers Norman L. and the late Donald W. Smith, will be honored at the town’s annual Fun Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 28. A tribute will be held at the Village Green bandstand on Route 115 at 9:3...

  • TIF workshop planned in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Economic Development Corp. will hold an informational workshop on Tax Increment Financing policy on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Town Planner Donna Larson and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben will be at the meeting to answer any questions about TI...

  • Cape schools welcome new staff, add support for students in need

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins said he is looking forward to welcoming new staff and implementing a new student support system when the school year begins on Sept. 1. There are nearly 20 new teachers and staff replacing former employees this year, and a few n...

  • Battle of the Bay in Yarmouth

    Runners representing each of 26 teams head across the Cousins Island Bridge on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the start of the Battle of the Bay in Yarmouth. The seventh annual triathlon, which raises money for the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fund, was won by the Fiddlers Green team.

  • Several potential candidates emerge in Scarborough, 1 returns nomination papers

    SCARBOROUGH — Several people have taken out nomination papers for open seats on the Town Council, Board of Education and Portland Water District Board of Trustees. Papers are due to the town clerk by Sept. 1. So far, one candidate has returned enough verifiable signatures to appear o...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    A volunteer directs race leader and eventual individual overall winner Anne Wilkinson of Falmouth to the beach on Sunday, Aug. 15, during the swim portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. The event attracted more than 900 p...

  • Cape Town Hall, library, public works to close Aug. 26

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Hall, Public Works and Thomas Memorial Library will be closed for employee training and recognition on Thursday, Aug. 26. The Richards Pool and the Fitness Center will be open, and the Recycling Center will be closed as usual. The employee recogniti...