March 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee seeks to bolster preservation

After seeing the Widow’s Walk – a historic home on Black Point Road dating back to the 1790s – razed in March 2013 after years of neglect, the Town Council has accepted a series of recommendations from the Ad-Hoc Historic Preservati More...

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Protection from cyberattacks is key

With recent cyberattacks on major businesses, agencies, and/or organizations in the United States, it is clear that all Internet users should know about the personal risk and exposure when we use the Internet for various reasons. More...

Things to Do

Thursday, March 26

MDA Concert Band Festival, 12:30 to 8:30 p.m., Scarborough High School Auditorium. Twenty-five high school and middle school bands from southern Maine will be performing throughout the two-day event. More...

Friday, March 27

Gym Dandies Community Performance, 6:30 p.m., Wentworth School gym, Quentin Drive, Scarborough. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Admission prices for adults, seniors and children. More...

Saturday, March 28

Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Menu includes two types of beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, hot dog, dessert and drink. FMI, call 883-6540. More...

Feds halt penalty pursuit

Fish and Wildlife sends letter explaining its decision

Nearly a year after Scarborough adopted a series of new animal control ordinances and reached a settlement with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) – after the federal organization found the town responsible for the death of a p More...

High school laptop talks continue

Initial recommendation is to equip students with Lenovo Thinkpads

School leaders have been working for months on a plan to equip every student at Scarborough High School with a laptop. More...

Community News

Another chance: Town amends foreclosure policy

The Scarborough Town Council is making it a little easier to give property owners whose properties have gone into foreclosure another opportunity to make the situation right before it becomes town-owned property. More...

Council to consider behavior guidelines

The Golden Rule, which urges people to treat others the way they want to be treated and is taught in kindergarten, may find its way into the official procedures of the Scarborough Town Council. More...

Elementary literacy program paying off

This school year, the Scarborough School Department invested in a literacy initiative for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. More...

Letters

Caution, not panic, on state aid reductions

To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor to the Leader, Town Council Chairman Holbrook painted a scary picture of the town’s financial situation, especially as it relates to decreasing state aid to the town. More...

Retaining village atmosphere is possible

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Foundation appreciates fundraiser support

To the editor: Robbie Foundation, a Scarborough-based nonprofit, hosted a LOL Comedy Night on March 20 to benefit children with special needs. The fundraiser was a huge successm thanks to all the guests that showed up to support the cause. More...

Word on the Street

Ride Waves and Enjoy the Beach at Surf Camp

challenging, and rewarding. More...

Adventures Await Teens Ages 13-18

For almost 50 years, Hyde’s Summer Leadership Challenge programs have inspired students and parents looking to take the summer experience to the next level by having fun, making new friends and accomplishing what they never thought they could. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Fish’s FISH CAMP!

Treat your child to a fantastic ocean experience at Fish Camp this summer. More...