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  • Parlez-vous Francais? Cape Elizabeth 1st-graders do

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an attempt to create global citizens and increase proficiency, Pond Cove Elementary School is now offering world language classes to first-graders. Prior to this school year, the school offered language classes to students in second grade and above. Now, firs...

  • Brunswick council weighs fire station upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering improvements to the heating and ventilation systems at the Emerson fire station on Bath Road. The discussion follows the recommendations of a engineering firm assigned to look into issues with the systems reported by members of the Fire Dep...

  • Cape gun club gets easier path to building permits

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Sept. 8 granted exceptions to a new town ordinance that allow the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club to obtain building permits before receiving its license to operate. The decision allows the club to make safety improvements in a more timely matter, since...

  • Scarborough fire blamed on electrical problem

    SCARBOROUGH — A three-alarm fire that ravaged Scarborough Commons at 153 U.S. Route 1 for nearly nine hours Monday caused at least $1 million worth of damage, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety. Fire Chief Michael Thurlow and Sgt. Tim York, an investigator w...

  • South Portland eyes environmental initiatives

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council indicated support Monday for environmental initiatives including the lease of electric vehicles and hiring a full-time sustainability coordinator. Councilors also received an update on the possible consolidation of bus systems in greater Portlan...

  • School chief: Charter school enrollments burden Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The number of students who have left Brunswick public schools for charter schools has nearly doubled since last year, placing a growing financial burden on the School Department, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said Wednesday. Perzanoski told the School Board 47 Brunswick ...

  • METRO revises bus plan for Freeport, skips Cumberland

    FREEPORT — The Greater Portland Transit District has revised its plan for METRO bus service north of Portland in hope the change will convince towns to pay for it. The new proposal would eliminate service to Cumberland, but increase the frequency of buses to Yarmouth and Freepor...

  • Bath City Council election in need of candidates

    BATH — With the deadline looming for nomination papers to be returned, two City Council seats will be contested. A third candidate may be unopposed, while there may be no candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for a fourth seat. City Councilors Meadow Merrill, David Sinclair and Andr...

  • Cape Elizabeth rooster flap may lead to regulation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council referred a rooster problem to the ordinance committee Monday after hearing a resident's complaints about his neighbor's noisy bird.

  • Races take shape in Cape, South Portland elections

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two candidates are on the city ballot in November for the City Council District 5 seat being vacated by Mayor Jerry Jalbert. Incumbents in City Council District 1 and on the School Board will also face contests, while in Cape Elizabeth three candidates will compete f...