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  • Parlez-vous Francais? Cape Elizabeth 1st-graders do

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an attempt to create global citizens and increase proficiency, Pond Cove Elementary School is now offering world language classes to first-graders. Prior to this school year, the school offered language classes to students in second grade and above. Now, firs...

  • Brunswick council weighs fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering improvements to the heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station on Bath Road. The discussion follows the recommendations of a engineering firm assigned to look into issues with the systems reported by members of the Fire Dep...

  • Historical Society leads July 4 celebrations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Benjamin Franklin will make an appearance at Bug Light Park to begin the Fourth of July celebration put on by the South Portland Historical Society. The society also hopes to open its new museum, recently relocated to near the entrance of Bug Light Park. A shipyar...

  • South Portland seeks clarity on library board's role ahead of union contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are hoping to clarify the role of the city's Library Advisory Board in anticipation of the first labor contract with the library union. Library workers voted to unionize in 2006, but have since failed to reach a contract with the city. After a state...

  • Pine Point residents propose alternate plan for Scarborough land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point residents group has presented an alternative design for a land swap that the town has proposed forging with the owners of the Lighthouse Inn on Depot Street. In addition, the Pine Point Residents Association has started circulating a petition presenting ...

  • 5 charged with OUI at South Portland checkpoint

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly three dozen motorists were detained and eight were charged on the first night of increased drunken driving enforcement.  Police Lt. Frank Clark said 563 vehicles were stopped at a checkpoint set up by the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departme...

  • Rainfall creates sewage problem for some Bath residents

    BATH — With recent heavy rainfall causing sewage overflows on Park Street, residents of the area asked the City Council on Wednesday to take action to curb future problems. Juliet Connelly and Aaron Park of 24 Park St. submitted a June 30 letter to the City Council and City Mana...

  • Brunswick, Freeport asked to help build case for Downeaster extension

    BRUNSWICK — Freeport and Brunswick, two towns expected to benefit most from the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster, are being asked to help the passenger rail service strengthen its case for federal stimulus money. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which ...

  • South Portland residents have until July 17 to appeal street light removals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents have until July 17 to appeal for relighting of any of the 112 street lights slated for elimination along the city's major traffic arteries. The city is looking to reduce the number of street lights, primarily on Broadway, Highland Avenue, Lincoln Street...

  • Not recycling now carries a fine for Cape Elizabeth residents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Put a tin can, a newspaper or a plastic grocery bag in the town trash hopper and you could face a hefty fine starting July 8. Under Solid Waste Ordinance changes adopted by the Town Council in June, violators of the new rules could be liable for fines between $200...