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  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Motorcycle speed, alcohol suspected in South Portland woman's death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A city woman who died Saturday, July 25, in a motorcycle crash in Westbrook was not wearing a helmet. It is believed that speed and alcohol were factors in the accident, Capt. Sean Lally of the Westbrook Police Department said Thursday morning. Jennifer Lavign...

  • Portland police probe armed robbery in Bayside

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating an armed robbery in Bayside where two men escaped with money, prescription drugs and video game equipment. At about 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, police responded to a report that the men had forced their way into an apartment at Bayside Village, 132 Ma...

  • Cost of Shore Road path more than 10% over Cape Elizabeth budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town spent about $165,000 more than expected for construction of the Shore Road path. The largest cost overrun was for traffic flaggers. Public Works Director Bob Malley said the project went over its $1 million budget in several areas. He said there was a...

  • Classroom observation policy under added scrutiny in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board convened for the first time of the new year Wednesday night with two new members and a new vice chairwoman. And while the meeting was brief, the board voted 8-1 to table a classroom observation policy after a parent raised concerns over whether it complie...

  • Brunswick officials feud with senator, state over base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — Some local officials are criticizing their Democratic state senator after he showed support for legislation from the LePage administration they say will prevent local control of redevelopment efforts at Brunswick Landing. In addition to supporting the governor's bill, Sen...

  • South Portland asks public about priorities for Wilkinson Park

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Does the clubhouse at Wilkinson Park need a face-lift or a full-body reconstruction? Neighbors of the 112 New York Avenue park and the general public are invited to give their opinions to Parks and Recreation Director Rick Towle at a 6 p.m. forum on Jan. 16 at the Co...

  • New rules put noise-makers on notice in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council tied up the last loose end in the short-term rental saga Monday night, putting teeth into the rules governing excessive noise. The council also approved an ordinance amendment that allows larger signs for some businesses operating in residential zone...

  • South Portland City Council special election set for March 12

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nomination petitions for a March 12 special election to fill the District 1 City Council seat will be available at City Hall at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Councilors approved the election date in a 30-minute council meeting on Monday, Jan. 7. Voters will elect a ...

  • Winterfest returns to Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — From snow sculpting to wagon rides, Winterfest is set to return to town Saturday, Jan. 20. Sponsored by Scarborough Community S...