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Thinking about stormwater

Longer days, melting snow and the call of the redwinged black bird are sure signs spring is upon us. As the classic saying, “April showers bring May flowers” implies, spring, with its warmer temperatures, brings rain and melts snow. More...

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The Leader accepts calendar listings from nonprofit organizations. Submissions must be received 10 days prior to publication. Please email your listing to editor@scarboroughleader.com and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...

Got questions? Community Dialogue is coming up soon

On Thursday, April 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Library disaster plan is updated

Cultural institutions, through a grant process, examine their emergency procedures

Last year tens of thousands of people visited Scarborough Public Library to check out materials, use one of the many public computers or find a quiet place to read, do research or homework. Many others visited for children or adult programming. More...

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Time is now to reinvent school libraries

Library science expert visits Scarborough

When Dr. David Loertscher looks around the Wentworth School learning commons, he doesn’t simply see a place for books and other school materials, but instead a place for students to learn in a variety of ways. More...

School budget massaged, leaving increase at 9.7 percent

Salary and benefits account for most of the budget increase

The good news at the school department’s latest budget presentation to the town council finance committee this week was, after crunching the preliminary numbers of the school budget, Superintendent George Entwistle was able to reduce his budget More...

Committee to review staffing requests

Between now and April 29, the Town Council Finance Committee will review a series of staffing requests from department heads, and determine how many, if any, are funded in the fiscal 2016 budget. More...

Letters

Current trash collection works well

To the editor: I do not support the proposed change to bags for trash collection for several important reasons. 1. The current system works well. 2. More...

New waste collection is ‘Trojan Horse’

To the editor: After reading about a new trash collection system in the Leader, talking with Shawn Babine, and going to WasteZero website, I have two words to describe this proposed system: Trojan Horse. Let us look closely at this proposal. More...

More budget questions after council meeting

To the editor: My husband and I attended the budget presentation at the Scarborough Town Council meeting last week, and we walked out with more questions than answers. More...