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  • South Portland tar sands ban: 1 vote down, 2 to go

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night. The City Council voted 6-1 in a first reading of the so-called “Clear Skies” ordinance.

  • Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

    WATERFORD — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and he...

  • Most Mid-Coast schools meet standards in final MEA

    As the state casts the final curtain call on the Maine Educational Assessment, it reports that Mid-Coast schools fared well in the 2009 round of testing, meeting achievement level standards in nearly every grade and subject. The Maine Department of Education announced Aug. 13 that ...

  • Sagadahoc EMA prepares for potential H1N1 spike

    BATH — To prepare people for a potentially harder-hitting influenza season, the Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency has created a public relations task force, H1N1 Community Partners in Flu Preparedness. Among the points that the task force wants to get out to the public...

  • Habitat/7 Rivers to continue weatherization initiative

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is leading an effort this fall to boost the energy efficiency of 100 homes belonging to Mid-Coast residents. The organization is accepting applications for its Step One Weatherization Program, for which low-income residents in Sagadahoc and...

  • METRO offers free rides to college students, staff and faculty

    PORTLAND —The Greater Portland Transit District METRO is offering free bus service from Aug. 24 through Sept. 30 to students faculty and staff with a college ID. Students and staff from Andover College, Maine College of Art, SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, Southern Maine Commu...

  • Cape planners approve Shore Road house for business

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After four years of meetings, Lee Wilson can start formalizing business plans for the yellow Victorian house at 553 Shore Road. The Planning Board Tuesday approved her site plan 5-1. Wilson's process began when she advocated for changes to the Comprehensive Plan which...

  • Cape Council to decide on traffic light

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After months of postponement, Town Councilors are expected to decide the future of the Town Center intersection and a possible traffic light Wednesday, Aug. 26. Erecting a traffic light at the intersection of Route 77 with Scott Dyer and Shore roads has been recom...

  • Marden's seeks approval for Scarborough store

    SCARBOROUGH — Marden's Surplus & Salvage will go before the Planning Board August 31 for site plan approval in its quest to open a new store in the old Wal-Mart on Payne Road. Generally, the process of locating a new business in an existing building would be through code enfor...

  • A bridge built with Hart

    Bath city officials on Wednesday dedicated a bridge in Oak Grove Cemetery in the name of John "Jack" C. Hart Jr. A city councilor who served with the Bath Fire Department for 25 years, Hart was a major advocate of having a bridge built over the railroad tracks dividing the cemetery....