May 1, 2015 RSS feed / Community

More details emerge in abuse allegations

BIDDEFORD – Two former Biddeford police officers and a firefighter say they had suspicions about the behavior of another former officer, Stephen Dodd, whom four men allege abused them when they were children.  More...

Veterans invited to attend CCC event

In honor of Memorial Day, Maine veterans who have been touched by cancer are invited to a special event sponsored by the Cancer Community Center. The center, located at 778 Main St. More...

Library celebrates new shop

Friends of the South Portland Public Library will host an open house 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Explore the ways to show you care this Mother’s Day

(MS) - Mother's Day is the one day each year when men, women and children across the country gather to honor the mothers in their lives. More...

Managing difficult yard situations

Many homeowners aim for a picture perfect lawn complete with rolling acres of soft, green grass. More...

Stock up on safety gear before your next DIY project

Do-it-yourself, or DIY, projects around the house can give homeowners a more personal stake in their properties. More...

Seeding and fertilizing schedule

Restoring lawns and gardens back to their pre-winter glory is high on many a homeowner’s landscaping to-do list. In much of the country, the best times to tackle lawn projects are when temperatures are moderate, like in spring and fall. More...

Amendments can help produce healthy soil

Mother Nature provides plenty to grow healthy lawns, gardens and landscapes. But as many homeowners know, some lawns sometimes need a little extra boost to complement nature. Soil sometimes must be amended so plants can thrive. More...

Sustainable SoPo

New recycling goal set and more

On March 18, the city of South Portland’s Energy and Recycling Committee (ERC) unanimously voted to establish a city-wide recycling goal of 35 percent by 2017 and 40 percent by 2019. More...

Clarificaiton

In last week’s article, “Being railroaded?” a quote by South Portland resident Eben Rose, in which he says, “They’ll tell you up and down this is a safer alternative,” inferred he was comparing a liquid natural gas More...

A Window on the Past

Museum features Meeting House Hill

The South Portland Historical Society has just opened its Cushing’s Point Museum at Bug Light Park for the 2015 season. Several exhibits have been added and/or updated over the winter months and we encourage residents to come down for a visit. More...

How open windows benefit the environment

Warm days full of sunshine give homeowners good reason to open windows and let fresh air into their homes. Not only can open windows boost mood and create an inviting living space, but open windows also can be good for the environment.  More...

Things to consider before adding a greenhouse

Many men and women with a passion for gardening hope to one day have a greenhouse they can call their own. More...

How to keep your garage work space safe

Auto enthusiasts often find their garage is a sanctuary where they can go and think about their vehicles and little else. More...

Did you know?

Landscape fabrics are used to prevent weed growth while still allowing air, oxygen and water to flow to and from the soil. Landscape fabrics are a chemical-free way to prevent weed growth, endearing them to eco-friendly homeowners. More...