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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, ...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • LePage wants to replace Maine secretary of state with lieutenant governor

    AUGUSTA — Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants to get rid of the secretary of state position and replace it with a lieutenant governor. The duties of the secretary of state, from running elections to licensing drivers, would come under the lieutenant governor, who would also be first in...

  • South Portland, Cape Elizabeth to celebrate Winterfest

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Winterfest returns Friday, Jan. 30, with two days of seasonal activities including ice skating, competitive chili- and chowder-eating contests, organized snowshoe hikes, and a hockey tournament. Hosted by the

  • South Portland schools see dramatic increase in homeless students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The number of homeless students in city schools has doubled in the past two years to 102, a figure that is unprecedented in South Portland history.  "I am worried," Assistant Superintendent of Schools Kathy Germani said. In 1987, President Ronald Rea...

  • Cape Elizabeth superintendent doesn't get Massachusetts job

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Meredith Nadeau was not hired as the new superintendent of Weston Public Schools in Massachusetts. Nadeau was one of three finalists for the position, but ultimately the job went to Dr. Thomas Campbell, director of human resources for the Ne...

  • South Portland council considers zoning change for senior housing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday heard a first reading of the proposed rezoning of two parcels in the Running Hill Road Executive Park for the purpose of constructing a congregant-care housing facility for senior citizens. The rezoning of a four-acre parcel and a f...

  • Cape Elizabeth shooting range changes taking shape

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Spurwink Rod and Gun Club has begun construction to improve safety and reduce noise, but the town has yet to hire a safety evaluator.  The town issued a request for qualifications seeking a safety evaluation of the shooting range. The request seeks bids...

  • Cape Elizabeth library fuels big budget, tax increases

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 6.3 percent increase in municipal spending is expected for the 2016 fiscal year, according to a budget outlook prepared by Town Manager Michael McGovern. McGovern created the overview because councilors last year asked if he could start preparing them early each ye...