December 4, 2015 RSS feed / Community

Local police aid national probe into threats at Wal-Mart

Scarborough police are providing assistance to a federal investigation into a nationwide bomb threat last Saturday at Wal-Marts across the country, including Scarborough’s.  More...

Train noise an issue in neighboring municipality

SCARBOROUGH – The ad-hoc transportation committee, which was formed in spring 2012 to advise town leaders on traffic and transportation issues in Scarborough, has worked on improving traffic flow and pedestrian and bicyclist safety over the las More...

South Portland programmer releases new app

Slopware, a software company headed by South Portland-based designer/programmer and teacher Brian Reeves, has released “Kenny Cole’s Psy-clop-edia Volume 1,” their fifth app on Apple’s iTunes App Store. More...

Sale at South Portland studio 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 to be held for ‘Secret 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...

Education foundation 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...

Lucky Pup Rescue

My name is Brewster and I am a Manchester terrier mix. I am a fun, goofy dog that is looking for a forever home. More...

Marching to the beat

Elizabeth Small, a sophomore at Kent State University and graduate of South Portland High School, recently marched as part of the alumni in the All American High School Marching Band for the Macy&rsq More...

Woman bitter about snakes being confiscated, euthanized

BIDDEFORD – A former Biddeford resident said the state had no justification in killing snakes it seized from her 133 Foss St. apartment in August and now wants to educate the public about the often misunderstood reptiles.  More...

Locals lead holiday toy drives for the needy

Editor’s note: This story ran in last week’s paper with part of the story cut off. It appears here in its entirety. More...

Business donates to Rotary effort to help veterans

The South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club recently received a $500 donation from Hobbs Funeral Homes that will be used to help the Rotary Club’s efforts to assist Maine’s homeless veterans in cooperation with Maine Veteran’s Aff More...

Senator says education improvements shouldn’t wait

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 was rejected on party lines.  Sen. More...

Inn kicks off season of giving back

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...

A Window on the Past

S Meet Captain and Mrs. Albert Boyd of Meeting House Hill

In the Meeting House Hill exhibit at the South Portland Historical Society’s museum, we show pictures of the Captain David Boyd home on Cottage Road. More...