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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Topsham selectman seeks more than $800 for documents provided to colleague

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Jim Trusiani on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the stack of printed e-mails he received from fellow Selectman Sandra Consolini last week through a Freedom of Information Act request. His only comment was “I believe she’s complied to the law; ...

  • Brunswick council opts not to add candidates for base agency board

    BRUNSWICK — With the window closing for recommendations to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority board of directors, the Town Council on Monday turned down a chance to add to its list of favorites. The council's list of recommendations is a short one. On Dec. 7, it voted unan...

  • Harpswell selectmen consider putting pier assessment to voters

    HARPSWELL — Residents could be asked to make a decision at the March 13, 2010, Town Meeting about the future of the the pier at Mitchell Field. On Dec. 17, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to set a public hearing on a grant-funded assessment of the pier. If the analysis is ap...

  • Citizens put 'welcome to Bath' sign back on its feet

    BATH — Thanks to the work of a group of residents, the city once again has a sign on Old Brunswick Road to welcome motorists coming from Brunswick. One of the group, Carl Williams, said on Sunday a sign stood near Mill Pond Drive until it was struck by a vehicle more than 50 yea...