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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • Suspect in Portland homicide arrested in Minnesota

    PORTLAND — A 23-year-old man will be returned to Portland to face charges in the Nov. 21, 2014, shooting death of Richard Lobor in an apartment at 214 Brighton Ave. Police Lt. James Sweatt announced Jan. 2 that arrangements were being made to return Abdirahman Haji-Hassan from Minnea...

  • South Portland to extend grid for electric vehicles

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city will add its fourth electric vehicle charging station this month and will likely add a third EV to its fleet in 2015. Yet even as South Portland carves its own path toward environmental sustainability, the city and the state still have a way to go to ad...

  • South Portland High School is ready for its $47M close-up

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After more than two years of renovation and new construction, students will return to the newly-minted South Portland High School Monday, Jan. 5.  The $47.3 million project increased the school's previous square footage by 50 percent, to approximately 300,0...

  • Scarborough, South Portland managers list goals for 2015

    SCARBOROUGH — Private citizens aren't the only ones who make New Year's resolutions. Town Manager Tom Hall and South Portland City Manager Jim Gailey are poised with their respective lists of goals and aspirations for 2015. "There are a number of initiatives I have, and I thin...

  • Brunswick petitioners want School Board to revisit plan to move 5th grade to junior high

    BRUNSWICK — More than 250 people have signed an online petition asking the School Board to reverse a decision to move fifth-graders to Brunswick Junior High School. The

  • Harpswell, Brunswick float clamming fee hikes to fix labor issues

    HARPSWELL — Brunswick and Harpswell are proposing higher fees for commercial shell-fishing licenses in an effort to preempt possible legal action by the U.S. Department of Labor. Although the proposed town ordinances would increase fees significantly, the cost will be offset if harve...

  • Bath council to finalize High Street parking resolution

    BATH — The City Council is scheduled to vote a second and final time Wednesday, Jan. 7, on the conversion of a section of High Street in front of the Winnegance General Store to one-way traffic. Councilors unanimously granted first approval to the proposal Dec. 17. City staff have wo...

  • Brunswick business incubator aims for January opening

    BRUNSWICK — A unique "business accelerator" for the technology industry is on track to open at Brunswick Landing in a matter of weeks.  The first phase of TechPlace will provide 20,000 square feet of mainly office space in what was a hangar workshop alongside the airstrip a...