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  • Scarborough School Board elects Beeley as chairwoman

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on Nov. 20 unanimously elected board member Donna Beeley as chairwoman, replacing former Chairwoman Christine Massengill. Board member Kelly Murphy was elected vice chairwoman, also by a 7-0 vote. Beeley, a former Scarborough teacher and adm...

  • Landmark Scarborough restaurant to become foodie market

    SCARBOROUGH — The Dunstan School Restaurant, which served buffet-style, modestly priced meals for nearly 30 years in its namesake former schoolhouse, is being sold to an out-of-state grocer that plans to convert the building into a high-end food store. The sale is expected to be comp...

  • Portland seeks input on future of Franklin Arterial

    PORTLAND — Redesign of the major corridor that slices across the city's peninsula will be the subject of a community workshop on Wednesday, April 29. The Franklin Street Arterial Study Committee is looking for ideas from the public about how the arterial should be redesigned to be... 4

  • Portland-Boston rail line to vie for high-speed funds, if not high speeds

    PORTLAND — When the Obama administration last week unveiled a transportation plan that will award billions of dollars in high-speed rail funding, riders of the Amtrak Downeaster probably envisioned the train whizzing between Boston and Portland at 150 mph, a speed that would make it competiti...

  • South Portland police seek leads in CVS robbery

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are asking the public for information about the robbery of a Mill Creek pharmacy over the weekend. The CVS at 199 Ocean St. was robbed at about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, by a man who appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s, Sgt. Steven Webster...

  • Update: Police know who killed South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police know who shot and killed a 50-year-old Henry Street man last weekend, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Wednesday morning. McCausland said investigators understand the events that led up to the death of Fred Wilson, a comp... 7

  • Working on a doggie doctorate

    American Kennel Club Judge Frank Washabaugh of New Jersey critiques the sniffing work of a dog in the Scent Articles event last Sunday in the Casco Bay Dog Training Club's AKC All-Breeds Obedience and Rally Trial at Bath Middle School. In Scent Article, dogs are tasked with picking out the one item ...

  • School computer program may not fly in Cape Elizabeth, even with state OK

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Cuts in state aid will leave the School Department $57,000 short of being able to participate in the state's high school laptop computer program if that program is approved by the Legislature. If the latest phase of the laptop program is set in motion by the state...

  • Cape Elizabeth budget eliminates local emergency dispatch

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday approved an $8.5 million fiscal 2010 budget that includes regionalization of emergency dispatch service. The budget represents a 3 percent decrease from this year. Dispatch will join Portland and South Portland for an anticipated savings...

  • South Portland library outlines post-layoff plans for teen patrons

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Library Director Kevin Davis has released his plans for creating a dedicated space for young adults at the main branch on Broadway. The main branch used to have a stand-alone room for young adults in the basement, but it was abruptly closed after the February lay...