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  • Hillary Clinton rallies Scarborough crowd in support of Michaud

    SCARBOROUGH — Hillary Clinton drew a crowd of about 1,400 to Scarborough High School Friday night as she led a rally in support of gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine. The former U.S. secretary of state, senator, presidential candidate and first lady said Michaud,...

  • Brunswick Cook's Corner road cost estimate: $2.2M

    BRUNSWICK — A public road project proposed to open land for development in Cook's Corner could cost more than $2.2 million, according to a preliminary engineering report. The new projection is roughly $600,000 more than earlier estimates. Town officials stressed that the figur...

  • Police charge teenager with arson at Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — Police on Wednesday arrested a 14-year-old Morse High School student on a charge of arson in connection with a fire at the school. At 12:11 p.m. that day the Fire Department responded to a fire in a first-floor boys bathroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which was sprea...

  • Scarborough council asked to revisit land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point Residents Association member wasted no time on Wednesday asking the new Scarborough Town Council to walk away from the council decision last summer to swap land with a local motel. During public comments, after the swearing in of returning Councilor Carol Ra... 3

  • South Portland councilors fired up about wood-to-energy power plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A trip to Vermont by two city councilors seems to have swayed their support for a wood-fueled power plant near Rigby Yard. Councilors Maxine Beecher and Jim Hughes traveled to Middlebury, Vt., on Nov. 17 with Assistant City Manager Erik Carson and representatives from...

  • Independents' day: New organization promotes local businesses in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — What takes less time, is more convenient, supports local businesses and keeps more dollars in town? Shopping locally. And now there is a nonprofit organization that helps independent business owners  in Scarborough and will soon benefit residents and loc...

  • South Portland approves $50K loan for disabled housing project, wants more info on steel company bailout

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 loan to a nonprofit group building a group home in Knightville for disabled adults. But the council did not vote on a $50,000 bailout of a local steel company hit hard by the recession.   ...

  • South Portland School Board appointment raises questions about oversight, superintendent's role

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night unanimously, and without discussion, appointed Jerald McQueeney to represent District 3 on the School Board. The 42-year-old Clifford Street resident will serve on the board until the next general election on Nov. 2, 2010. McQueeney, ...

  • Cafe, wine bar in the works for Cape Elizabeth shopping center

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A trio of local professionals want to open a cafe that will offer residents a bagel before work, a place for stay-at-home parents to gather with their children and a wine bar to relax after a long day. James Wagner, Dr. Samir Haydar and David Leopold met with the Planning Boa...

  • Collins in Freeport

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins speaks to students at Freeport Middle School on Nov. 12, where she described her typical day and answered questions from the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.