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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • SAD 75 schedules referendum on Harpswell school closing for March 9

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted 12-1 Jan. 14 to reschedule a referendum on the proposed closing of West Harpswell School to Tuesday, March 9. Jane Meisenbach, who cast the dissenting vote, was also the only board member to vote last June ...

  • Herbie gets 1-day stay of execution; Yarmouth elm to be removed Tuesday

    YARMOUTH — Monday's snow storm gave Yarmouth's beloved elm tree, Herbie, one more day to stand. The 110-foot tree at the corner of Yankee Lane and East Maine Street is now scheduled to be removed Tuesday, Jan. 19. "I wonder if Herbie was fighting for one more day," tree w...

  • That's a rap

    The closing highlight of Monday's Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation at Wentworth Intermediate School in Scarborough was a song and rap presentation by a group of fifth-graders called the I Will DARE Rappers, conducted by teacher Rachel Domin. Parents packed the gym for the ceremony, which b...

  • Winter idyll

    Walkers and equestrians ignored a chill wind to soak up a bit of winter sunshine at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Sunday, Jan. 10.

  • Residents, town manager reach compromise over Cape Elizabeth land dispute

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dispute over town-owned property adjacent to a private home in the Leighton Farms subdivision may have been resolved at a Jan. 7 meeting between residents and the town manager. Ten residents of the Leighton Farm Road and Steeplebush neighborhoods met with Town Mana...

  • Brunswick-Topsham bridge work

    The Maine Department of Transportation closed the Free Black Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham for two days this week so crews could inspect and repair the structure.

  • Barn door closes in Topsham

    Beth Ross, former assistant manager at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, watches an auction of the Topsham stable's property on Saturday, Jan. 9. She said it was her "first barn" and holds a special place in her life. The nonprofit center, later known as Freedom Reins, has gone throug...

  • Local farmers to act in community-based theater project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Farmers on stage and actors in the field – that is what artistic director Jennie Hahn envisioned when she created Of Farms and Fables, a community-based theater project. A project within Hahn's