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  • Pumpkins picked: End of the vine for the Wilcoxes of Intervale Farm

    Carl and Jan Wilcox (and golden retriever Midge) stand under a rainbow Oct. 18 at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester. For the past 20 years, the couple has grown and sold pumpkins and gourds; this year, however, marks their final crop, most of which has already been sold.

  • Dueling cost estimates for Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    FREEPORT — Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidati...

  • 4 drivers cited in South Portland sobriety check

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland, Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments teamed up to fight drunk driving on the evening of Aug. 28. Approximately 523 vehicles, traveling from Portland into South Portland on Route 77, were briefly stopped and contacted by officers at t...

  • Scarborough councilors, School Board members face re-election challenges

    SCARBOROUGH — Challengers will face incumbents in the Town Council and Board of Education elections this fall. The deadline for returning nomination papers was the close of business Wednesday. Eleven candidates for seven elected positions filed papers, with four candidates on the ...

  • 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 ...