April 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

In the News

Board approves inn’s conversion plan

Lighthouse Inn would be turned into condominium complex

Nicholas and Peter Truman, owners of the Lighthouse Inn, may have finally formed a plan to turn the inn into condominiums that the town and neighbors in the area can support.  The Trumans have been trying to convert the 22-room inn to a condomin More...

Students shine in state history contest

Scarborough Middle School students compete in education event at University of Maine at Augusta

Last month a group of students from Scarborough took their interest in history from the halls of Scarborough Middle School to the University of Maine at Augusta by taking part in Maine Natural History Day, an annual educational contest for students i More...

About $1.35M pared from school budget

Superintendent terms proposal a ‘level-service budget’

Scarborough School Superintendent George Entwistle and the school leadership team continue to find ways to reduce the “sticker shock” people experienced when he first presented his proposed fiscal year 2013 budget in mid-March.  More...

Neighbors

Skiing roots run deep for therapist

Kurt Jepson and his partners at Saco Bay Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy have been working with athletes at almost every level for the past 24 years. More...

Obituaries

Richard Boisvert

Richard Omer Boisvert, 59, of Scarborough, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by his loving family and friends.  Boisvert was born and raised in Biddeford. More...

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Summer concert plans in the works

The sound of horse hooves hitting the ground will not be the only sound heard at Scarborough Downs this summer. More...

Plenty of studies, still plenty of traffic

Council to organize a committee that will combine all information

There has not been any shortage of traffic studies done to address issues in Scarborough over the last 10 years.  Town groups have studied how to remedy traffic congestion in several of the busiest sections of town, including Dunstan Corner, Run More...

Community News

Workshops focus on health conditions

Learn how to cope with ongoing health conditions at a Living Well for Better Health workshop.  Workshops are being held at Southern Maine Agency on Aging in Scarborough.  Living Well for Better Health runs for six weeks starting May 5 throu More...

Scholarship award seeking applications

taken now for the annual Scarborough High School Harold J. Boyle Student Journalism Award.  The award, which honors former longtime Portland newspaper columnist Harold J. More...

Little League plans opening day activities

The annual Scarborough Little League skills clinic and photo session will be held 1 p.m. More...

In the Know

Communities to host first Urban Runoff 5K race

It’s all about clean water at the inaugural Urban Runoff 5K.  Fourteen southern Maine communities in the greater Portland and Saco areas are taking part in an innovative idea by the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District to More...

Letters

Urge senators to support health reform

To the editor:   Senator Snowe and Collins should co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. Under the act, the Environmental Protection Agency will test chemicals for safety and toxicity before they end up on the market. More...

Apalled at increase in town budget

To the editor:   I watched all the towns in Cumberland County increase their spending over last year.  I was appalled to see my town, Scarborough, lead the pack with a proposed double digit increase in spending.  More...

Suggestion would shift tax burden

To the editor:   In a recent letter, Rep. Heather Sirocki seems to be confused about two separate issues when it comes to Internet sales.  One issue is the affect it has had on local businesses or any business for that matter. More...

Sports Spotlight

Goaltender makes all the right stops

Scarborough High School junior plays key role

After back-to-back state championships, Meg Kirsch, goaltender for Scarborough’s girls lacrosse team, is up to the challenge of leading her team to its third state championship in row.  But Kirsch, who has been on the varsity team since he More...

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