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  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • S.P. council mulls viability of 'solar farm'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A report about the feasibility of constructing a solar farm created what Councilor Patricia Smith called a “mixed bag” at a City Council workshop on Monday night.  Representatives from ReVision Energy told the council that the city’s cappe...

  • Bath to hold holiday open house, window contest

    BATH — Downtown Bath is the place to express some holiday spirit on Friday, Dec. 18. A "Holiday Open House" evening will be held, with stores remaining open until 8 p.m. The lobbies of First Federal Savings, KeyBank, Bath Savings Institution and The Kennebec Co. at the Cust...

  • Residents pressure Scarborough officials to reject Pine Point motel plan

    SCARBOROUGH — If e-mail chatter is any indication, the Planning Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, may be a standing-room-only affair. On the agenda once again is the Lighthouse Motel owners' request for approval of a reconfigured parking lot. Members of the Pine Point Residen...

  • Scarborough faces school, municipal budget woes

    SCARBOROUGH — In a meeting described as cordial and productive, school officials sat down last week with municipal leaders to discuss possibilities for finding $1.13 million to cover the state curtailment to the school budget. And, while the subject did not come up, they later acknowl...

  • South Portland mulls school furlough day, but needs state, union approval

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board unanimously voted to change the school calendar to preserve the possibility of a furlough day to meet anticipated budget cuts from the state.  The board voted to change Jan. 15 to a regular student day. The teacher in-service day originally sche...

  • South Portland to launch Sister City initiative; schools to focus on budget cuts, high school renovations

    Tom Coward delivers his inaugural address after the City Council unanimously elected him as mayor for 2010.

  • Cape Elizabeth nursing home's new owner braces for winter, begins repairs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The new owners of the former Viking nursing home on Scott Dyer Road presented plans to stabilize and winterize the assisted living facility at a Planning Board workshop last week.

  • Jingle all the way

    Some of the hundreds of runners and walkers who participated Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5K make their way up Park Street in Freeport. Andy Spaulding of Freeport finished first among the men in 16:09 and Christine Reaser of Dayton led the women in 19:19.

  • Holiday celebration

    People of all ages gather around the bandstand in North Yarmouth on Sunday night, Dec. 6, as the Community Band plays Christmas carols after the lighting of the town Christmas tree.