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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • Cookie Jar bakery in Cape Elizabeth may reopen by Memorial Day

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cookie Jar bakery, a fixture on Shore Road for decades, is being renovated and is expected to reopen in a couple of months. The business has been closed since a storm tore the roof off the building in October 2006. Attempts by owners Donna and Tom Piscopo to...

  • Acquisition should boost access to Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The town and Land for Maine's Future closed a deal March 31 to purchase nearly 12 acres at Higgins Beach and along the Nonesuch River for $1.27 million. The property along Higgins Beach is of particular significance, as it could lead to opportunities for public parking,...

  • South Portland mayor: Public input needed on city budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Elimination of cross-town bus service to the Maine Mall, a fire safety education program for elementary school students and dog waste bags at city parks are among the cost-cutting measures eyed in next year's budget. City Manager Jim Gailey's proposed $27.1 million c...

  • South Portland residents organize for school advocacy, oversight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When a $5.8 million bond for high school and middle school improvements was being presented to voters last year, a group of parents got together to build support and turn out the vote. Since the passage of the school improvement bond, the group, bolstered by parent o...

  • Bath council to weigh Armory purchase

    BATH — The City Council is expected next month to decide whether to purchase the former National Guard Armory as a possible future home for the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. The city has the option to buy the Old Brunswick Road property for $175,000. While a state law m...

  • Increased setback proposed along Nonesuch River in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board will review a proposal next week that would more than triple the protective buffer along the Nonesuch River. The proposal from the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee would change the area around the river to a Stream Protection 2 District and...

  • Parks, land planning session in Pownal

    POWNAL — The Maine Bureau of Parks and Land will hold a public session Thursday, April 1, as a way to prepare a management plan for the Pineland Public Land Unit in Gray, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester; Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, and the publicly held properties, easements and ...

  • Fundraising for South Portland air crash memorial faces June deadline

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The dream of a memorial to commemorate one of the state's worst aviation disasters is nearing fruition.  But an additional $2,200 must be raised by June for the memorial to be installed and dedicated on July 11, the 66th anniversary of the Long Creek crash that ...