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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Storm surge

    Scarborough senior Heather Carrier raises the championship plaque while her classmates exult after winning a first-ever regional basketball title on Feb. 20 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Red Storm take on Skowhegan in the Class A state game on Saturday, Feb. 27. Sports, P...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.

  • Bowdoin to host Angela Davis, Oxford scholar

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will host two noted speakers next week. Educator, author, socialist and political activist Angela Davis will visit the campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, for “A Conversation with Angela Davis.”

  • Silent protest

    About 100 teachers, school staffers and parents assembled at the RSU 1 School Board meeting in West Bath on Monday night, Feb. 22. They silently protested the lack of success in contract negotiations, holding signs reading" Still No Contract" and "175 days without a contract," and left the meeting ...

  • Cape municipal budget proposal holds the line on spending, reduces tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town manager's proposed municipal budget for fiscal year 2011 contains no overall spending increase and a three-cent reduction in the property tax rate. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the $8.5 million budget would maintain current services and employment, and the...

  • South Portland school cuts target 31 jobs, 1 middle school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The superintendent of schools presented a $39.4 million budget proposal Wednesday night that includes the elimination of 31 jobs. Superintendent Suzanne Godin's budget would require 29 layoffs, including four teachers, nine assistant coaches, two Central Office staffers ...

  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' doesn't matter: South Portland military museum hosts 'spectacular soiree'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A showcase of gay-friendly wedding services finally had its day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, more than three months after it was originally scheduled. The event dubbed a "spectacular soiree" for attendees of the Downeast Pride Alliance, a local network of gay-friendly busine...

  • Winter Fun Day to be held at Rines Forest

    CUMBERLAND — The Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust will hold a Winter Fun Day at Rines Forest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. All ages are welcome to explore the more than 200-acre forest. Forester Jay Braunscheidel and members of the trust will give guided tours, and ...