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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • Scarborough library hosts author of 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door'

    SCARBOROUGH — According to wildlife biologist Stephen DeStefano, "coyotes now occupy every state in the U.S., except Hawaii, and they are one of the most successful species in North America." But this wasn't always the case. DeStefano, author of "Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Li...

  • Scarborough wins grant to hire 4 firefighters

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fire Department will be able to hire new firefighters after winning a grant of more than $448,000 from the federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. The grant will pay the full salary and benefits for four firefighter/EMTs for the first two ...

  • Scarborough residents unimpressed with plan to bypass Running Hill Road

    SCARBOROUGH — A new proposal to deal with traffic problems on Running Hill Road was poorly received at a public meeting attended by approximately 40 people on July 13. The plan would create a road between Route 114 and Spring Street, using the eastern end of the existing Running Hill...

  • Cape Elizabeth council weighs pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council wants more data before deciding whether the town should adopt a pay-per-bag trash disposal program. The council and Recycling Committee met in a workshop Monday, July 12, to discuss the proposal. The program, which the town is calling "pay-per...

  • Review of high school renovation proposal begins in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An independent review is underway of a plan to rebuild South Portland High School. City Manager Jim Gailey said Harriman Associates, the architecture firm that has been working on a high school plan for several years, is in the process of turning over the necessary d...

  • Falmouth council approves street acceptance ordinance

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-1 to adopt the Street Acceptance Ordinance at its July 12 meeting. The council also voted 6-1 for an amendment to include language from a similar policy into the ordinance. "Rather than have a separate connectivity policy, we've included the...

  • Noise complaint roosts with Cape Elizabeth committee

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday took action on fowl noises, speed limits and improved communication with residents.  Councilors voted unanimously to send a rooster noise complaint issue to the Ordinance Committee for consideration of regulations on roosters in reside...

  • Cumberland man dies from injuries in pool

    CUMBERLAND — The state medical examiner’s office Tuesday said a 3 Meadow Way man died last week when he sustained a cervical spine fracture and drowned. The office performed an autopsy on 40-year-old Kermit Schott on July 7, a day after he was found unresponsive in his abo...