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  • Bath land trust to host 5th 'Winter Read'

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will hold its fifth annual "Winter Read" community book discussion March 12. "Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World," edited by Martin Keogh, is this year's selection. The anthology asks the question, "In a time of envi...

  • Divided Falmouth Planning Board backs zoning changes sought by sports pub

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday night narrowly recommended zoning amendments to the Town Council that would allow construction of a proposed sports pub near Tidewater Village. The vote was 3-2 to recommend the council approve amendments to the Tidewater Design Guidelines and...

  • Residents pressure Scarborough officials to reject Pine Point motel plan

    SCARBOROUGH — If e-mail chatter is any indication, the Planning Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, may be a standing-room-only affair. On the agenda once again is the Lighthouse Motel owners' request for approval of a reconfigured parking lot. Members of the Pine Point Residen...

  • Scarborough faces school, municipal budget woes

    SCARBOROUGH — In a meeting described as cordial and productive, school officials sat down last week with municipal leaders to discuss possibilities for finding $1.13 million to cover the state curtailment to the school budget. And, while the subject did not come up, they later acknowl...

  • South Portland mulls school furlough day, but needs state, union approval

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board unanimously voted to change the school calendar to preserve the possibility of a furlough day to meet anticipated budget cuts from the state.  The board voted to change Jan. 15 to a regular student day. The teacher in-service day originally sche...

  • South Portland to launch Sister City initiative; schools to focus on budget cuts, high school renovations

    Tom Coward delivers his inaugural address after the City Council unanimously elected him as mayor for 2010.

  • Cape Elizabeth nursing home's new owner braces for winter, begins repairs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The new owners of the former Viking nursing home on Scott Dyer Road presented plans to stabilize and winterize the assisted living facility at a Planning Board workshop last week.

  • Jingle all the way

    Some of the hundreds of runners and walkers who participated Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5K make their way up Park Street in Freeport. Andy Spaulding of Freeport finished first among the men in 16:09 and Christine Reaser of Dayton led the women in 19:19.

  • Holiday celebration

    People of all ages gather around the bandstand in North Yarmouth on Sunday night, Dec. 6, as the Community Band plays Christmas carols after the lighting of the town Christmas tree.

  • Cape Elizabeth budget discussion attracts almost 100 residents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — About 90 residents attended a workshop Tuesday, Dec. 8, to offer suggestions and brainstorm ways to cope with the 2009-2010 school aid curtailment and further funding cuts expected for 2010-2011. The workshop was hosted by the town's seven-member Curtailment Committee, which ...