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  • South Portland moves toward energy audit of city buildings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials are taking steps to hire a firm to conduct an energy audit of municipal buildings, an effort that is already underway in city schools.  The city has a municipal building stock that ranges from City Hall, built in 1898, to the facility at Wainright Farms, b...

  • Successful fundraiser

    The Yarmouth High School Club Help Our Troops hosted a screening of the film "The Way We Get By" on Dec. 16 and sent more than 100 boxes of treats and supplies to troops in Iraq. About 150 residents attended the event and helped contribute to the shipping costs. Studen...

  • Restaurant to donate to Falmouth sports teams

    FALMOUTH — Through Dec. 29, the Foreside Tavern on Route 1 will donate $1 from each kid's meal to Falmouth school sports teams. Manager Anne Verrill said they decided to let the children help raise the money by having the funds come directly from their meals. She said the fundraiser ...

  • Correction

    A story last week about the interest rates being paid by Falmouth for construction bonds should have said the town's long-term bond rating is AA+.

  • Health-care panel rescheduled to Jan. 4 in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Due to a winter storm on Dec. 9, the high school Advanced Placement government class had to reschedule a panel discussion on health-care reform. The public forum is now scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 345 Ocean Hou...

  • New year's wishes

    Visitors drop their written thoughts into a "wish bonfire" at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on Sunday, Dec. 20, during a celebration of the winter solstice. The solstice, also known as the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, arrived on Monday.

  • Scarborough, motel owners complete Pine Point swap; resident files DEP challenge

    Lighthouse Motel owners roped off the end of Depot Street Tuesday after deeds in the land swap with Scarborough were signed and recorded. The town held the first of three open houses Tuesday evening to gather input on a plan to develop a small public park on the portion the town gained in the swa...

  • South Portland High School renovation estimated to cost nearly $44M; further reductions sought

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A complete renovation of the high school to address health, safety and programming needs is now estimated to cost $43.9 million, but is expected to shrink. The preliminary cost estimate is about $12 million less than a $56 million renovation plan that was defeated by...