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  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Cape Elizabeth candidates disagree on need for campaign signs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In recent elections, Town Council and School Board candidates have informally agreed to not display campaign signs. But this year no agreement was reached. Some candidates felt strongly that signs would be helpful to their campaign, a few did not put any signs o...

  • South Portland disputes TABOR proponents' ethics complaint over property tax mailing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices on Nov. 19 will consider a request to investigate whether the city broke the law when it sent a mailing to 9,300 homeowners expressing opposition to two statewide ballot questions. The mailing, incl...

  • Pivotal time for South Portland housing for disabled adults

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two months ago, Anna Bulger could go to the bowling alley, rent a pair of shoes, play a few strings, socialize with friends and pay the cashier without too much of a problem. But since Anna turned 21 on June 30 and became a legal adult, her mother said the social ski... 2

  • Trustee imposed on M.W. Sewall & Co.; Bath business files reorganization plan

    PORTLAND — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Tuesday ordered appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee to run M.W. Sewall & Co., the Bath fuel company that filed for bankruptcy protection in March. Meanwhile, the family owned company has filed a plan of reorganization which, if appr...

  • MOHIBA continues to bind Bath community with ‘amazing glue’

    BATH — The Morse High Bazaar, commonly known as MOHIBA, hits the stage this year with a returning director, big screens, a plethora of skits – George Burns and Gracie Allen, too. A tradition since the 1920s, MOHIBA takes place at Morse's Montgomery Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, No...

  • Open house set at Falmouth's River Point

    FALMOUTH — The public is invited to an open house at River Point Conservation Area from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8. Hosted by the town's Conservation Commission, the event will offer guided tours of portions of the 41-acre property, which is bordered by the Presumpscot and Pis...

  • Construction begins on Middle Rd. in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A major reconstruction project on Middle Road from Pleasant Hill to Ledgewood began Wednesday, Oct. 28. Repaving of the road is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 4.

  • Freeport street disappears

    Workers from Jaiden Landscaping of Durham are busy this week, converting the intersection of Morse Street and Main Street in Freeport into sidewalk and open space. Morse Street previously provided access to parking behind the L.L. Bean flagship store.