April 14, 2017 RSS feed / Community

In the Know

News briefs compiled by Staff Writer Wm. Duke Harrington   BRIGHT IDEA — The South Portland Planning Board solved a problem spotted in the city’s new Solar Energy Systems Ordinance eyed by City Councilor Eben Rose.  More...

Building boom begins in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND – City council passage in February of new zoning rules for South Portland designed to facilitate so-called “infill development” – the building of homes on lots smaller than the current minimum size allowed &ndas More...

Got game?

South Portland Police officers took on teen members of the Redbank Community Center March 29, following up on the inaugural basketball event by treating the players to dinner at Olive Garden. More...

Church to screen film about addiction

The Health Ministry of St. More...

Neighbors in Scarborough want to keep dispatch

SCARBOROUGH – The old idiom states ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself,’ and town councilors have opted to apply that concept to the town’s emergency dispatch services.  More...

Oral histories focus of new fort exhibit

The Fort Williams Park Foundation, Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society and Thomas Memorial Library have partnered to offer a month of discovery to those who wish to explore the park’s 90 years as an Army post. More...

McGovern named outstanding Cape citizen

CAPE ELIZABETH – At its April 10 meeting, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council unveiled a plaque that will hang in its meeting hall, naming the room in honor of former town manager Michael McGovern, who retired in December after 31 years on the job. More...

Giving back

The South Portland Food Cupboard was awarded a $5,000 grant from the MDRT Foundation, based out of Chicago, Illinois. More...

Terrorism expert to speak at library

Terrorism expert Chet Lunner will discuss terrorist threats in Maine at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth.  More...

A Window on the Past

Remembering the mill at Mill Creek

I often wish that I had checked the tide charts before planning a shopping trip to Hannaford. If you head there at low tide and park along the fence at the right side of the parking lot, you have a great chance to view history. More...