November 27, 2015 RSS feed / Community

South Portland secures nine-acre easement

SOUTH PORTLAND — After nearly a year of wrangling, South Portland has achieved a “dream come true” in an agreement to permanently preserve a 9.3- acre parcel known as Dow’s Woods.  More...

Bus keeps food banks stuffed in area communities

SCARBOROUGH — School buses can be seen every weekday bringing South Portland students to and from school and after-school activities, but one bus making its rounds Monday was visiting area schools for a very different purpose.  More...

A Window on the Past

Meeting House Hill exhibit closing soon at society

As December is almost upon us, there is very little time left for residents to see the Meeting House Hill exhibit at the South Portland Historical Society museum at Bug Light Park. I enjoyed researching and curating this exhibit for 2015. More...

Senator supports education

A bill designed to streamline school district funding advanced through the Legislative Council last week while a second bill aimed at increasing the state’s higher education attainment rate and was rejected on party lines.  Sen. More...

Inn kicks off holidays

Inn by the Sea will purchase a book for a local school for each reservation made for a December stay, according to general manager Jim Glanville.  More...

City hopes to use TIF funds for broadband

SOUTH PORTLAND — What at first appeared to be a boilerplate decision to amending how TIF funds can be spent turned into a protracted, sometimes testy debate on cultural values at Monday’s workshop session of the City Council.  More...

City opens support center for sex abuse victims

BIDDEFORD – The city has partnered with Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine to open a Biddeford Support Center to provide advocacy and resources to those affected by sexual violence. More...

Sale benefits Camp Sunshine

A benefit art show and sale for Camp Sunshine will be held 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily Saturday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 24, at Chaya Studio Jewelry, 22 Cottage Road in South Portland.   More...

Auditions begin for ‘Garden’

Auditions for “The Secret Garden,” directed by Joshua Chard, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 and callbacks will be 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland.  More...

Foundations details grants

The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation announced a nearly $9,000 package of fall grants. There are two grant periods each year, fall and spring.  More...

An honor

South Portland resident Cassandra Albano had an opportunity to meet Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold at an ice show they both skated in to benefit Children’s Hospital in Boston. More...