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  • Ethics commission fines Scarborough racino committee

    AUGUSTA — After more than three hours of testimony and deliberation Thursday, the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices imposed a $12,250 penalty on the political action committee behind last fall's failed attempt to allow a racino in Scarborough. The Scar...

  • Scarborough sharpshooters

    Club says interest rising for firearms training SCARBOROUGH — Depending on your generation, you might think of John Wayne, Charlie's Angels or Jack Bauer when you hear that somebody is packing heat. But movie and TV stereotypes rarely imitate life, and the ...

  • Kindergarten parents upset about Falmouth schedule change

    FALMOUTH — Plans for a 2.5-day public school kindergarten program next fall that eliminates the option of five half-days aren't sitting well with some parents. Educators at Lunt School piloted the new program, which requires two full days and one half day, last school year with ...

  • PACTS proposes cities, towns increase their share of road costs

    PORTLAND — The area's regional transportation planning office wants municipalities to shoulder a larger portion of improvement costs for collector roads after receiving less money than expected in federal economic recovery funds. Results of a recently completed study by Gorrill-Pa...

  • Scarborough council amends TIF, seeks School Board cooperation on budget

    SCARBOROUGH — In unanimous votes Wednesday, town councilors extended the length of time Cabela's developers have to recover $8.25 million in taxes and endorsed a resolution that calls on the Board of Education to join them in limiting cost increases, including employee raises, in the fiscal 2...

  • Taxes unchanged under Falmouth budgets

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will receive proposed municipal and school budgets in a special meeting next Wednesday.

  • Visiting artist helps mold Scarborough ceramics students

    SCARBOROUGH — For some of Lisa Ruhman's students, taking a ceramics class at Scarborough High School was just a way to fit in a fine arts credit.

  • Residents imagine Falmouth's future

    FALMOUTH — Organizers of last week's public meeting that addressed the future of town facilities say they were pleased by the turnout, input and involvement of the 140 attendees.