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  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • South Portland residents will go green or pay green

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a policy that would allow the city to charge property owners $100-$500 for mixing trash with recyclables. Under certain situations, the city could also take away its blue recycling bins from residents who fail...

  • Cape Elizabeth's Fort Williams Park 'wish list' totals $760K

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors sent $760,000 worth of suggested Fort Williams Park improvements to the Planning Board, while assuring the public that the recommendations are not immediate needs in the upcoming town budget. "This is laying out a game plan for how we would like to ap...

  • Scarborough school chief draws budget 'line in the sand'

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent George Entwistle III offered a sober outlook in a budget discussion with the School Board last week. "We have the fiscal picture and the reality of what's been happening," he said on Feb. 16. "There's a mindset that says 'We're making do.' I say, sure, we...

  • Gorham Democrat enters Senate District 6 race

    SCARBOROUGH — A Gorham business has declared his candidacy in state Senate District 6. Democrat Jim Boyle owns two businesses: Boyle Associates environmental consultants, and Avant Dance & Event Center in Westbrook. District 6, which includes all of Gorham and large portio...

  • Making the most of winter in South Portland

    Simon Rascher, 8, seated, and musher Sam Rumelhart, 8, both of South Portland, celebrate as they near the finish line behind pullers Joel Rumelhart, left, and Colin Hutchins, both of South Portland, during the Human Dog-Sled Races at Thomas Knight Park during the South Portland Winter Festival on Fe...

  • South Portland Police Department to host mental health forum

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department and several community and health groups will hold a forum on mental health on Wednesday, Feb. 29.  The department hopes to provide a forum to discuss police interaction with mentally ill residents and the support network that exists to assi...

  • Masked men rob South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two masked men robbed a Maine Mall restaurant and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash on Monday, Feb. 20, according to police. Police said that about 10:45 p.m., an employee of On The Border was confronted by the two robbers behind t...

  • Cape Elizabeth state rep seeks re-election

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A resident who won a seat in the state House of Representatives last summer is seeking a full, two-year term representing District 121. Democrat Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig has filed with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices as a candidate ...