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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • South Portland City Council still not sold on longer Jetport runway

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Portland International Jetport officials met again this week with the City Council to discuss plans to lengthen the airport's cross-wind runway. And again they left not knowing whether the council will support a zone change to allow the project. The airport, which lie...

  • Rotary teams with Cape Elizabeth soldier to help Iraqi students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club has been working with Cape Elizabeth High School graduate Aaron McKenney to collect school supplies for students in Iraq. Project "Iraqi Help-A-Kid" will put supplies in the hands of nearly 1,500 students.

  • South Portland schools plan to hire firm to pitch renovation project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department plans to hire a communications and marketing firm to promote a new renovation plan for the high school. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said she contacted three firms this fall asking them to submit proposals, which were used to devel...

  • Topsham selectman invokes right-to-know law to obtain e-mail, documents from colleague

    TOPSHAM — A dispute between two selectmen over the public nature of board correspondence has reached the point where one said he will send a formal right-to-know request to the other. Selectman Jim Trusiani said at the Nov. 19 Board of Selectmen meeting that his request to Selec...

  • New directional signs greet visitors in downtown Portland

    PORTLAND — New signs were installed last week to help visitors find their way around the waterfront, the Arts District and the Old Port. The signs point to tourist attractions, including the Longfellow House and Victoria Mansion; to public transportation providers like Metro and C...

  • Topsham girl recovering after 2 days trapped in car

    TOPSHAM — A teenage girl is recovering from injuries sustained from a car accident that trapped her in her car for two days before she was found. Kourtney Thibeault, 17, was driving home along Route 196 the night of Nov. 17 when she went off the road, traveling for about 40 feet ...

  • Mid-Coast school districts adjust to new state subsidy cuts

    BATH — School districts in the Mid-Coast and all over Maine are coping with a $63 million state spending curtailment ordered by Gov. John Baldacci that includes a $38 million cut in Education Department funds to support local schools. Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William...

  • SAD 75 again awaits word from state on application to close Harpswell school

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 has resubmitted an application to the state to close West Harpswell School, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. Maine Department of Education Commissioner Susan Gendron told SAD 75 last month that she could not approve its first...