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  • Cape Elizabeth race less than a month away

    Mile markers for the Aug. 1 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race went up in Cape Elizabeth on Tuesday, July 7, with the first one placed near the Inn by the Sea on Route 77. Public Works employees Josh Dennison, left, and Jason Emery placed the markers along the 6.2-mile race route, which stretches f...

  • Portland's minimum hourly wage to rise to $10.10

    PORTLAND — Despite a more modest recommendation from its Finance Committee, the City Council on Monday voted 6-3 to create a minimum wage for Portland workers of $10.10 per hour. The minimum will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016, will increase to $10.68 in 2017, and will be pegged to the ...

  • SAD 75 readies new elementary, high school classroom models

    TOPSHAM — Among changes in School Administrative District 75 in the 2010-11 school year will be a full-day teacher program in kindergarten, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. Elementary schools across the district have run a program where kindergarten students work with...

  • Missing woman's friend arrested on drug charge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Akeen Cruz, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 10, by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and charged with trafficking in crack cocaine and violating the conditions of his release. According to the Scarborough Police Department, Cruz is the boyfriend of ...

  • Cape condo project provides homes for baby-boomers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Construction of Eastman Meadows, the town's first new condominium complex in a dozen years, is underway. "From 1998 to the present there have been zero condominiums built," Town Planner Maureeen O'Meara said. "...

  • Cape council sets public hearing on pay-per-bag proposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on Sept. 13 to give residents the chance to discuss a proposed pay-per-bag trash disposal system. The council and the Recycling Committee continued their discussion of the plan in a workshop on Monday, Aug. 9. Th...

  • Scarborough councilors to consider Charter changes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council will consider amendments to the Town Charter at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Many of the changes are clerical and for clarification purposes. However there are several substantive changes, including the addition of a provision that would give resi...

  • Scarborough increases length of school day, welcomes new administrators

    SCARBOROUGH — In addition to increasing the school day by 25 minutes, the Scarborough School Department is also welcoming several new faces into administrative and teaching positions for the new school year. Dean Auriemma will take over as principal of the high school. Auriemma was p...

  • South Portland residents take out nomination papers for City Council, School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Election Day may be about 12 weeks away, but this fall's field of potential candidates is already taking shape. A handful of residents have taken out nomination papers from the City Clerk's office since the forms became available on July 28. Three residents ha...

  • Kestrel's Brunswick landing: Klapmeier discusses drones, skeptics of Navy base venture

    BRUNSWICK — It started with a voice-mail message. In the spring, several months after a bitter split with the company he founded, aviation visionary Alan Klapmeier left a message for the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The message, according to Klapmeier...