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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Scarborough welcomes business promising 125 jobs

    SCARBOROUGH — A ceremony Wednesday attended by state and local officials marked the opening of the first PlumChoice regional training and support center in Maine and the company's first expansion from its Billerica, Mass., headquarters. ...

  • Bath Fire Department open house

    Firefighter paramedic Jim Perry helps Abigail Brinson, 4, out the back window of the smoke trailer on Oct. 8 at the Fire Department open house in Bath. The Brunswick Fire Department provided the trailer to teach kids that smoke is as dangerous as fire and can be scary, but if you keep low to the gro...

  • Bath history talk focuses on parade floats

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society kicks off its season of programs with "Patriotism and Progress: Parade Floats in New England Communities, 1788-1976", an illustrated lecture by Jane C. Nylander, on Saturday, Oct. 17. The program takes place in the Patten Free Library C...

  • Topsham candidates forum to be held Oct. 21

    TOPSHAM — The two candidates running for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen will be featured in a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Brunswick Area and the Topsham Public Library, will be held at Town Hall, 100 Main St., ...

  • South Portland City Council candidates to field questions on Oct. 22

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Candidates for the City Council will debate in a forum scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. The forum is sponsored by South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber. Moderator William Arnold said the even...

  • Bath Autumnfest

    Jane Nordmann, 8, of Bath, learns tree climbing the technical way at Bath Autumnfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Harness and rope climbing was sponsored by the Community Forestry Committee.

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board warned about possibility of layoffs; opposes Questions 2, 4

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School Board members reacted stoically Oct. 13 to news of impending subsidy cuts. Superintendent Alan Hawkins, repeating what he told a reporter last week, told the board ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council approves solar-powered signals for town center crosswalk

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Wednesday night approved a $20,000 set of solar-powered pedestrian crossing signals to be installed at the Ocean House Road crosswalk between Key Bank and the Coldwell Banker real estate office. The recommendation came from the Town Center Ped...