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  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Hunger help is on the way

    Brenda Treadwell, right, joins several hundred other volunteers Sunday, April, 13, at the Maine Mall in South Portland to measure and pack food that will be shipped to children and adults across the country by the hunger charity Feed My Starving Children. The "MobilePack" event, called Million Meals...

  • Art for all

    Cape Elizabeth's Pond Cove and Middle School halls were filled with students, parents and community members Wednesday for the third annual Arts Night. There were performances by middle school drummers, the Jazz Band and Pond Cove Arts Night Choir. Maine College of Art students and other visiting ar...

  • Drug, alcohol survey reveals disturbing trends for Cape Elizabeth, S. Portland, Scarborough students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An incident involving alcohol consumption by high school students at this year's state drama festival briefly put the problem of teenage drinking back in the spotlight. But a new survey of students suggests the underlying problem is unlikely to fade as quickly as...

  • Scarborough welcomes super-sized Wal-Mart

    SCARBOROUGH — The big box just got bigger. The new Wal-Mart on Gallery Boulevard opened its doors Wednesday morning, leaving the old building it replaces in its formidable shadow. One man camped outside the doors to be the first shopper in the new store, Alex Serra, W...

  • Bath Mayfair hosts yard sales, music, art, games

    BATH — For fans of yard sales, Mayfair could be considered something of a dream come true.

  • Big bird watch

    Michael Wormser views one of Wolfe's Neck State Park's two resident ospreys, which nest on Googins Island. The park held it's first Osprey Watch of the season on Sunday, April 26, and the nesting pair did not disappoint, as they preened on branches and tended the nest. (Matthew DeLorme photo)

  • News Analysis: Klatt conflict dogs Brunswick council

    BRUNSWICK — Residents who bothered to watch the April 27 Town Council meeting may have wondered if they were seeing a re-run of the council's previous meeting.Or the one before that. While the agendas have changed, one issue – a conflict between Councilor Karen Klatt and Mike Ou...

  • Incubating interest

    Maeve DeLaney, 4, of Portland, peers into a chicken incubator while her friends contemplate names for the birds at Wolfe's Neck Farm's annual Spring Celebration Family Day on Saturday, April 25. The event included activities such as wool arts, sheep shearing, tractor rides, face painting and trail ...

  • Proposed Brunswick budget shows 1.6% increase in tax rate

    BRUNSWICK — Acting Town Manager Gary Brown on Monday presented the Town Council with what he called a "status-quo budget" for the upcoming fiscal year. Brown's proposed spending plan totals $54.3 million and would require a 1.6 percent increase in the property tax rate....