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  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • S.P. council mulls viability of 'solar farm'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A report about the feasibility of constructing a solar farm created what Councilor Patricia Smith called a “mixed bag” at a City Council workshop on Monday night.  Representatives from ReVision Energy told the council that the city’s cappe...

  • Police checkpoints in South Portland this weekend

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Drivers traveling through South Portland should expect increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints between Friday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 23. The increased enforcement of Maine's drunk driving laws during the summer months is a result of grant funding for the city from the M...

  • Ride to benefit family of South Portland firefighter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The first annual Deb Cole Memorial Motorcycle Ride will take place Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is in honor of Cole, a career firefighter and paramedic who passed away June 11 after collapsing while on duty at the Western Avenue station. She was a firefighte...

  • Last MEA results, as state switches to regional testing

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After 25 years of using the Maine Educational Assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8, the Department of Education will begin administering a new test this year. The New England Common Assessment Program is a regional test that is used in New Hampshire,...

  • South Portland council keeps health care program; passes street lighting changes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 4-2 to maintain its health care benefits Monday night, and will continue to receive a $3,000 stipend. The issue will not be a referendum question in November, and the City Charter will remain the same. The heath care discussion surfaced ab... 1

  • Mt. Ararat High plans Capstone project

    TOPSHAM — This year's Mt. Ararat High School sophomores will be the first to embark on the Capstone project, an endeavor that will culminate their senior year, the final touch on four years of high school education. This project will take the form of a research-driven exhibition at t...

  • Most Mid-Coast schools meet standards in final MEA

    As the state casts the final curtain call on the Maine Educational Assessment, it reports that Mid-Coast schools fared well in the 2009 round of testing, meeting achievement level standards in nearly every grade and subject. The Maine Department of Education announced Aug. 13 that ...

  • Sagadahoc EMA prepares for potential H1N1 spike

    BATH — To prepare people for a potentially harder-hitting influenza season, the Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency has created a public relations task force, H1N1 Community Partners in Flu Preparedness. Among the points that the task force wants to get out to the public...

  • Habitat/7 Rivers to continue weatherization initiative

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is leading an effort this fall to boost the energy efficiency of 100 homes belonging to Mid-Coast residents. The organization is accepting applications for its Step One Weatherization Program, for which low-income residents in Sagadahoc and...