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  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Bath, Topsham public works officials battle against recent rain assault

    BATH — While the weather has had some people wondering whether they should start building an ark, public works directors in the area are looking for ways to handle the added pressures of the rain and the problems it causes. One such malady, discussed at length during the July 1 B...

  • Tax rate jumps as property values drop in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Most city taxpayers may see slight declines in their tax bills, the tax assessor said this week, because property values – with a few notable exceptions – have been reduced. Assessor Elizabeth Sawyer told the City Council in a special July 6 workshop that, after ...

  • South Portland City Council puts future of dogs on Willard Beach in voters' hands

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously to let residents decide the fate of dogs on Willard Beach. Voters will be asked on Nov. 3 to consider banning dogs from the beach from April 15 to Oct. 15 and allowing leashed access during the remaining months. The current law allo...

  • Having a blast bringing back the past: Couple has big plans for Brunswick's Daniel Stone Inn

    BRUNSWICK — The second most striking aspect of Kim and John Verreault's renovation of the nearly 200-year-old Captain Daniel Stone Inn is how much work they have to do. The most striking aspect? How much they have to work with.  From the intricate moldings and distinct firep...

  • WWII Purple Heart recipient gets Heritage Days honor

    BATH — One of the floats passing through downtown Bath during the Heritage Days Parade on July 4, paid tribute to two military men a generation apart: John Cakouros, a veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient, and his grandnephew, Sgt. Michael Kinney, a computer specialist who serve... 2

  • Longtime Islesboro manager chosen as North Yarmouth administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday unanimously appointed Damaris Marnie Diffin as the town's administrative assistant. They also began talk of updating Wescustogo Hall policies after an event left significant damage to the building. Diffin, who has been town mana... 1

  • Frederiksen named Falmouth's Citizen of the Year

    FALMOUTH — Arthur Frederiksen, 82, was named Falmouth's 2009 Citizen of the Year at the town's annual municipal dinner. The Falmouth High School graduate and World War II U.S. Army veteran said Tuesday he was "amazed" at the honor. "I'm kind of embarrassed a li...

  • Ready for fireworks

    Hannah Duston, 7, had the most homemade, do-it-yourself and reasonably priced vendor set-up of the day on the Fourth of July, selling lemonade and cookies on the Eastern Promenade in advance of Portland's annual fireworks display. (Natalie Conn photo)