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  • Scarborough pledges $2M for farmland acquisition

    SCARBOROUGH — The long-planned acquisition of Benjamin Farm by the Scarborough Land Trust received a vital boost Wednesday from the Town Council. Councilors unanimously authorized spending $2 million for SLT's purchase of the historic, 136-acre farm, the largest remaining&n...

  • As new-building costs rise, Brunswick School Board eyes renovations

    BRUNSWICK — The anticipated cost of a new elementary school has swelled to $26.3 million, more than $2 million above previous estimates. At its meeting June 11, the School Board put the brakes on the project, to reconsider its priorities after voting to move the fifth grade to the Ju...

  • Eras end with closing of Wentworth school in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Students and faculty at Wentworth Intermediate School weren't only saying goodbye to their 53-year-old building at their final assembly June 13. As contractors put the finishing touches on a new two-story intermediate school, a community was also saying goodbye to ... 1

  • Road sale could prevent Harpswell beach access

    HARPSWELL — Betsy Atkins, a defendant in a lawsuit over public access to a Bailey Island beach, is in the process of buying the object of the litigation, Cedar Beach Road, from her co-defendants in the case.  According to a transcript of last month's 2 1/2-day trial in Cumb...

  • Recount confirms Tucker's win in Brunswick primary

    BRUNSWICK — Ralph Tucker’s victory in the House District 50 Democratic primary was confirmed Wednesday afternoon, following an official recount at Department of Public Safety headquarters in Augusta. Tucker won by a 10-vote margin, 442-432, over opponent Jackie Sartoris.

  • South Portland home declared a 'nuisance'; former Armory for sale

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After a dozen neighbors complained about leaking sewage, the City Council on Monday declared a Mildred Street home a public nuisance. The council also authorized the sale of the former Maine National Guard Armory, passed the first reading of a new Arts and Histo...

  • Disputed Thornton Heights zoning goes 'back to the drawing board' in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors Monday removed a city-owned lot at Westbrook and Main streets from a proposed new Thornton Heights zone, sending plans for the zone and a potential Dunkin' Donuts on the corner back to the Planning Board.  The decision was a victory for memb...

  • Cape Elizabeth gun club sees permit pressure as effort to force shutdown

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Spurwink Rod and Gun Club officials are not only concerned they won't be able to meet the requirements of a new town ordinance on time, but that the community will prevent the club from meeting them at all. After the first meeting of the Firing Range Committee on Mon...