June 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Survey says: Library must look to future

Despite advance of technology, many respondents say staff interaction is still important

A library is a good place to go to learn about events of the past, but members of the strategic planning committee of the Scarborough Public Library’s Board of Trustees is setting its focus on the future of the library.  The group has spen More...

In the News

Candidate campaigns in hometown

Scarborough resident Charlie Summers is not taking votes for granted as he campaigns to replace Olympia Snowe in the Senate.  Snowe, a fellow Republican, has chosen not to seek re-election after serving in the Senate since 1995.  More...

Scarborough man faces criminal mischief charges

A trip around the block to walk the dogs turned into an arrest for a Scarborough resident.  On May 31, just after 3 p.m., Dylan S. More...

Inspired girls, women enter Run for Cash

Road race honors Gold Star Families

For the past eight years, Old Orchard Beach resident Nancy Kelley has hosted the Run for Cash Memorial 5K race in remembrance of her son. More...

Sports Spotlight

Scarborough girls track earn state championship

 Heavy winds and rain on June 2 didn’t stop the Scarborough girl’s outdoor track team from putting themselves into a position to win the state championship this week. The state meet was cut short due to weather. More...

Lacrosse is what he likes

There is hardly a day that John Wheeler, a junior at Scarborough High School, is not playing lacrosse.  Wheeler, who led the boys’ lacrosse team in scoring, has been playing the sport for 11 years, ever since moving to Maine.  More...

Keeping score

The 2012 Scarborough High School varsity softball team has been breaking in the new scoreboard donated by the Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce. The team was undefeated through June 1. More...

ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd coming to Scarborough Downs

Classic rock offering is third in the summer concert series

A little bit of classic rock is coming to Scarborough Downs later this year. On June 8, Alex Gray, a concert promoter with Waterfront Concert Series announced ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be appearing together in concert on Friday, Sept. 7. More...

Summers visit

Betty Ann Grant and Charlie Summers review coverage of Tuesday’s primary race in a newspaper prior to embarking on a campaign tour of Scarborough, where Summers, a Republican candidate for U.S. More...

Community News

Dumping at bins costs program money

Even with signs stating “No Dumping – Shoes and Clothes Only,” Drug Abuse Resistance Education officials continue to combat dumping problems at its collection bins.  The dumping of items is considered littering and will be pros More...

Travel baseball prepares for season

Kids’ Travel Baseball is in its ninth year and with another summer of baseball planned. More...

Kiwanis Club and high school group collecting for food drive

Scarborough Kiwanis and the Scarborough High School Key Club will be at the front parking lot of town hall June 9 collecting nonperishable food for the club’s annual food drive. More...

In the Know

Maine isn’t immune to hurricane damages

Last week was the first week of the 2012 hurricane season, so I thought I would use this column to provide information as part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week.  Fortunately, by the time most hurricanes travel through the colder waters of More...

Neighbors

Marsh field trip inspired a life’s work

Scarborough native works in biology department at Dalton State College

School field trips are often times a good way to get students engaged in something outside the classroom. But for some people, it can be a life-changing event.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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