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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • Government students in Cape Elizabeth to host a health-care reform discussion

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school Advanced Placement government class will host a panel discussion on health care reform Wednesday, Dec. 9. The event will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 345 Ocean House Road. The community is encouraged to...

  • Holiday performance at Harrington House

    FREEPORT — The Harrington House at 45 Main St. will host a traditional Victorian Christmas celebration this weekend in the form of a seasonal holiday performance. The Harrington children will invite visitors to decorate the Christmas tree, to sing and wait for their father the sea captain t...

  • Art auction to support the arts in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A group of 14 original pieces of art that have been displayed throughout town since August will be sold at a live auction this Saturday, Dec. 5. The exhibit, "Experiencing Freeport: Knowing our Town through Art," includes the 14 pieces that depict unique places in Freep...

  • Cumberland Fire Department to host breakfast for toy drive

    CUMBERLAND — A pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, to raise money for the Cumberland Fire Department's Firefighters for Kids holiday toy drive program. The breakfast will run from 7-10 a.m. at Greely Middle School. Money from the breakfast will be used ...

  • Toy safety report released with interactive phone application

    YARMOUTH — Parents with small children can hopefully feel a little more safe this holiday season with toy safety regulations tightened and an application for hazardous toys created for mobile phones. The 24th version of the annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, was relea...

  • Maine Clammers Association to help families in need

    FREEPORT — The Maine Clammers Association is sponsoring a Santa Fund drive to raise money for families in need during the holiday season. Chad Coffin, MCA president, said last year the group started a pilot program in the Brunswick area to help families with financial difficulties to provide...

  • Freeport bell ringers strike again, close to home

    FREEPORT — The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers have traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Iceland, South America and Europe. Now local residents will have an opportunity to see them perform at the First Parish Congregational Church at 40 Main St. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The grou...

  • Big box or small, new campaign wants shoppers to 'Buy Brunswick'

    BRUNSWICK — A local business group is kicking off a new campaign to encourage consumers to support independent shops and restaurants. The non-profit Brunswick Downtown Association hopes to launch its "Buy Brunswick" program in January as part of a larger "Keep Brun...