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  • Maine DEP chief questions plan for Downeaster train barn in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The commissioner of Maine's Department of Environmental Protection is demanding that the agency overseeing Downeaster passenger rail service explain how it will address several potential problems related to a train layover facility planned near a west Brunswick neighborhood....

  • Art show, sale returns to Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — This year's Engine One Labor Day Art Show at Fort Williams Park will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual, juried event will feature over 100 artists, most from New England, who will display arts of various mediums and styles around the park.

  • Scarborough residents seek to buy former sludge dump

    SCARBOROUGH — A Tibbetts Road couple has expressed interest in buying a portion of a former sludge dumping ground owned by the town. Dennis and Susan Hall own 33 Tibbetts Road, the property that abuts the 69-acre lot that borders Saco. In a May 28 letter to the town, the Halls' attorn...

  • RSU 5 board cuts $86K from budget for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 directors trimmed their proposed operating budget by an additional $86,000 on Wednesday and sent the $23.4 million spending package to a second tri-town meeting on Tuesday, July 21. The School Board passed the slightly reduced budget 9-2, with Po...

  • Cape Elizabeth faces use-it-or-lose-it decision on $400K grant for town center traffic light

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Threatened with the loss of a $400,000 grant to install a traffic light in the town center, town councilors will meet with local and state transportation officials in a workshop Monday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. The Town Council voted last month to postpone its decisi...

  • Changes on the way for Scarborough's Payne Road

    SCARBOROUGH — A committee organized to suggest ways to reduce and slow Payne Road traffic south of Haigis Parkway is expected to present its recommendations to the Town Council in August. Made up primarily of residents along that stretch of Payne Road, the committee has discussed man...

  • Study calls for new, $5M-$8M library in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A report recommending a new, multi-million dollar Thomas Memorial Library is expected to be finalized next week and presented to the Town Council in August. The Thomas Memorial Study Committee voted earlier this year to accept a report prepared by library consulta...

  • Scarborough wind turbine ordinance returns to council

    SCARBOROUGH — Proposed regulations for small wind energy systems, which first came before councilors the same week a resident was prevented from installing a wind turbine in his yard, are returning to the Town Council next week with some modifications from the Ordinance Committee. In ...

  • Ceremony slated to commemorate 1944 South Portland plane crash

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A memorial observance on the 65th anniversary of one of the state's worst aviation disasters will be held this weekend on Westbrook Street. The service will honor the victims and survivors of a July 11, 1944, tragedy that killed 19 people and injured 20, many of whom...

  • Topsham Navy Annex study predicts minimal environmental impact from redevelopment

    TOPSHAM — An environmental assessment of the Topsham Navy Annex predicts minimal impact as a result of reuse or redevelopment of the site, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Navy and consultants held a public meeting at Town Hall to present a draft of that assessment. The final d...