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  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Yarmouth council meeting rescheduled

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 had to be canceled when only three of seven councilors attended the meeting. "One was in the hospital, one was away on a trip, and one was gone on business," Town Manager Nat Tupper said of the missing councilors. "The sit...

  • Freeport considers Brunswick for all emergency dispatching

    FREEPORT — Formal negotiations could soon begin toward consolidation of all dispatch services with Brunswick. The two towns began preliminary discussions last month as they consider ways to balance declining state revenue sharing with local mandates not to increase property taxes.

  • Slices of Yarmouth's 217-year-old Herbie to go on display

    YARMOUTH — Two 1,600-pound slices of the elm tree known as Herbie will be given to the town and the Maine Department of Conservation. The 110-foot tall tree was removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 19 due to Dutch elm disease. He was saved from th...

  • Photo contest celebrates volunteerism

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Commission for Community Service is holding a "Volunteers in Action" photo contest to celebrate volunteerism in the state. The commission is looking for photographs that depict volunteers serving the com...

  • Cumberland to consider raising trash bag fees

    CUMBERLAND — The price residents pay per trash bag through the town’s “pay-as-you-throw” program may rise in the fiscal 2011 budget. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, Town Manager Bill Shane said Cumberland’s 20-gallon bags cost $1 each, while its 3...

  • Gray resident seeks House District 109 seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Gary Foster of Gray, a self-employed residential builder and remodeler, announced his candidacy for the state Legislature in House District 109, which includes parts of North Yarmouth, Pownal and Gray. The seat is currently held by Rep. Susan Austin, R-Gray, who...

  • Peaks Island budget proposal includes ferry and parking discounts, additional police

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council has submitted requests totalling $361,000 to the city for consideration in the 2011 budget. This is the first year the island council has made a formal budget request. The requests range from continuing to fund ferry passes for Peaks Island ...

  • Portland schools face loss of up to $5.8M

    PORTLAND — The School Department will have to make up a $4.3 million loss in state funding for 2011, and could face another $1.5 million loss in additional state and federal funds. Portland received $14.9 million in state general aid to education for 2010. The schools were originally...