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  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Error delays safety study of Cape Elizabeth gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee Wednesday planned to receive results of a safety evaluation of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club, only to find out the study hasn't been done. Town Councilor Caitlin Jordan, the new chairwoman of the committee, said poor communication and failu...

  • Alleged Bath burglar nabbed after chase

    BATH — Police arrested a Michigan man Sunday night following a string of burglaries, a car chase and a leap into the Kennebec River. Dariahne Thornton, 20, of Detroit, Mich., was arrested on charges of burglary, unauthorized use of property (for a stolen vehicle), driving to endange...

  • Bath Police investigating armed robbery at store

    BATH — Police are on the lookout for two suspects in a Saturday night robbery at Cumberland Farms, one of whom allegedly threatened the clerk with a knife. The incident occurred at the Route 1 convenience store shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 26. Both suspects are described as white ma...

  • Bay Park among potential Topsham projects for 2010

    TOPSHAM — While the town has major work that needs to be done in its Bay Park neighborhood and on its many miles of roads, Topsham, like many Maine communities, faces the challenge of meeting its needs in the shadow of tough economic times. Voters could decide at the Town Meeting in...

  • RSU 1 superintendent says 84% state subsidy loss ‘optimistic’

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 superintendent said last week that a projected 84 percent cut in state subsidy in the next few years might actually be optimistic. The $7.7 million RSU 1 received for fiscal 2010 may dwindle to $1.2 million at the start of the fiscal 2014 budget yea...

  • Yarmouth energy group draws closer to proposal to extinguish 125 street lights, implementing no-idling rules

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Energy Savers Committee is moving closer to a proposal that would shut off about 20 percent of the town's street lights. Town Engineer Dan Jellis said at a Monday night meeting that 125 of the town's 635 street lights could be switched off to save money and en...

  • Falmouth cross-country teams help groom park trails

    Nordic skiers from the Falmouth Middle and High schools' cross-country teams head out for practice at Falmouth Community Park. Some of the team parents have been assisting the town in keeping the park's trails groomed for the teams, the rec program and the general public.

  • Falmouth senior turns LEGO love into middle school activity

    FALMOUTH — Some people might think Falmouth High School senior Carson Hooper went about things backwards. After all, a lot of seniors scramble during the final months of their last year of high school to find the perfect "Independent Project," a graduation requirement that challenges stu...

  • Cumberland kicks off revamped reassurance program

    CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Fire Department has taken the reins of the town’s reassurance program and looks to broaden it to serve as many residents as possible, its chief said last week. The revamp is also a means of creating a more consistent service for Cumberland’s program subscr...