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  • New wind blowing: Scarborough tackles turbines, halts installation

    SCARBOROUGH — A resident rushed to install a wind turbine this week even as his neighbors moved quickly to prevent it, all before the town could pass rules to govern the small wind-energy systems. Scott Doherty, of 12 Ferry Road, said he was shocked on Wednesday when the town told...

  • Scarborough council gives $450K back to schools, approves budget

    SCARBOROUGH — A determination to hold the line on municipal spending and debate with the School Board over its proposed spending led to the approval Wednesday of a fiscal 2010 budget that maintains this year's property tax rate of $12.15 per $1,000 of assessed value. The final fig...

  • Scarborough pit bull owner agrees to pay $5K in damages

    SCARBOROUGH — A Burnham Road man whose pit bulls attacked a young girl and killed her puppy last year has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages, attorney Elliott Epstein said. On Monday, May 4, Justice Roland Cole ordered Joseph Bowser, 48, of Burnham Road, to pay the settlement by the ...

  • Falmouth Shopping Center discussion on hold

    FALMOUTH — The town has postponed a public charette to discuss redevelopment and expansion of the Falmouth Shopping Center and the future vision for the Route 1 area. Originally planned for April, the charette would have given residents input into the design and make-up of the 28 ...

  • Residents say Falmouth ignores public concerns on workforce housing

    FALMOUTH — Some residents say the town is failing to provide information about workforce housing just as the Town Council is about to consider committing more money to the project. "We are not looking to rally the troops and be against the town, but every time we have questio...

  • Scarborough welcomes super-sized Wal-Mart

    SCARBOROUGH — The big box just got bigger. The new Wal-Mart on Gallery Boulevard opened its doors Wednesday morning, leaving the old building it replaces in its formidable shadow. One man camped outside the doors to be the first shopper in the new store, Alex Serra, W...

  • Public speaks out against Scarborough school budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — About a hundred people crowded into Town Council Chambers for Wednesday night's budget hearing. During nearly two hours of public comment, 32 people addressed the Finance Committee's recommended cuts of more than $800,000 to the school budget. Of those who spoke, onl...

  • Drug, alcohol survey reveals disturbing trends for Cape Elizabeth, S. Portland, Scarborough students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An incident involving alcohol consumption by high school students at this year's state drama festival briefly put the problem of teenage drinking back in the spotlight. But a new survey of students suggests the underlying problem is unlikely to fade as quickly as...