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  • Scarborough Council works on energy, sign regulations

    SCARBOROUGH — Wednesday's Town Council meeting was adjourned in an hour after councilors quickly worked through several agenda items. They unanimously approved the creation of a new, ad-hoc Energy Committee to serve for the next year. The committee will consist of at least one cou...

  • Scarborough receives grant, considers energy projects

    SCARBOROUGH — The town has been allocated $84,300 from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. According to the Web site, eecbg.energy.gov, the grants "represent a presiden...

  • 'Kindness Garden' honors memory of Falmouth Middle School counselor

    FALMOUTH — Lois Murphy's life was marked by kindness and dedication. And flamingos. A guidance councilor at Falmouth Middle School for 23 years, Murphy, who lived on Cousins Island, helped many students through difficult times in their lives and emanated a positive, c...

  • Falmouth councilors face 2 challengers; School Board races uncontested

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates are vying for a pair of Town Council seats in June's municipal elections. But only two candidates, Andrew Kinley and Rachel Reed, are running in an uncontested race for two open seats on the School Board. Formerly a professor at Fordham Unive...

  • Scarborough gathering set to encourage small businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — By maintaining strong connections with each other, sharing strategies and working collaboratively to combat the effects of a poor economy, small businesses can increase their chances for success and growth during hard times. That's the message organizer Karen D'Andre...

  • Scarborough students' fundraiser to benefit Preble Street Resource Center

    SCARBOROUGH — Empty bowls can mean full plates for many who would otherwise go hungry. The Empty Bowls Project, out of North Carolina, is a national effort to combat hunger by encouraging participants to...

  • Falmouth council debates merits of 2nd ice rink

    FALMOUTH — Does the town need a second enclosed ice rink? At least one group of residents thinks so. Rink Committee representatives on Monday presented their ideas for transforming the outdoor Village Park ice rink and adjacent warming hut into a $2.8 million full-sized indoor rink, s...

  • Falmouth librarian appointed to Newbery committee

    FALMOUTH —The children's librarian at Falmouth Memorial Library has been appointed to a national committee that will select the next book worthy of the most prestigious award in children's literature. Louise Capizzo was selected by the Association for Library Service to Children, ...