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  • LePage leads off candidate forums run by Cape Elizabeth High School students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students in the high school's advanced placement U.S. government class will not only be hosting this year's local candidate nights, but will also be moderating discussions with the three gubernatorial candidates. The class of seniors will be setting up and leading di...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks help replacing trail stonework

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is accepting bids to remove and rebuild the stone steps on the Great Pond Trail, where the existing steps are decaying. The steps are only a few years old, but have already been damaged and worn down. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said the town is looking for...

  • Bath police to run sobriety checkpoint

    BATH — The Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Labor Day weekend from Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7. Motorists will be briefly stopped, checked and given a pamphlet explaining the department's mission. The checkpoint is funded through ...

  • Seminar to dissect new lead rules

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Area Housing Association will host a seminar Tuesday, Sept. 8, on new rules governing lead-safe work practices. The seminar, geared toward contractors and builders, will be held at the China Rose restaurant at 5 p.m.  Rick Reibstein, a forme...

  • Scarborough councilors keen on TIF for Konica building project

    SCARBOROUGH — Town councilors reacted positively to an initial request for tax increment financing from a developer who wants to rework a vacant Route 1 building and turn it into office space. A representative of the seller of the Konica Minolta building on Route 1 presented the TIF ...

  • Scarborough resident seeks provision to recall elected officials

    SCARBOROUGH — A resident has asked the Town Council to put a citizens initiative on the November ballot that would give residents the ability to recall elected officials. There is no provision in the Town Charter for such a recall.   In a letter to the Town Council da...

  • Veranda Street bridge in Portland reopens ahead of schedule

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street bridge reopened to traffic Wednesday evening, three weeks ahead of schedule. The bridge, in the East Deering neighborhood, was closed June 24 for repairs. The shutdown forced traffic to detour onto Interstate 295 to access Veranda Street and adjacent side...

  • Former restaurant workers sue, urge boycott of South Portland business

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After filing a lawsuit in federal court, nine former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet staged a protest Tuesday afternoon in front of their former workplace in the Mallside shopping center on Maine Mall Road. The former employees were joined by members of ...

  • South Portland advisory group shuffles federal grants, suggests $50K loan to E Street developers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Community Development Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend reallocating nearly $200,000 in federal Community Block Development Grant funds. The CDAC is a group of resident volunteers that makes recommendations to the City Council, which will take ...

  • City, residents hope to bridge impasse over Ferry Village park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are looking to create a park in Ferry Village in an effort to end a standoff with residents over the fate of an existing asphalt park at the corner of High and Sawyer streets. Assistant City Manager Erik Carson said he is exploring the possibility o...