June 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Plans change for gas station

Amendments made to proposed Ginn Road convenience store

Less than six weeks after getting approval for a gas station/convenience store, restaurant and diesel fueling complex on the corner of Ginn Road and Payne Road, representatives for Scarborough Property Holdings were before the Planning Board again Mo More...

In the Know

In the Know

Now’s the right time to address hurricane preparedness

This article is timely because we just completed the first week of the 2013 hurricane season and the previous week was National Hurricane Preparedness Week.  Fortunately, by the time most hurricanes travel through the colder waters off the coast More...

Letters

Vote for school budget is an investment in the future

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Residents in favor of strong schools encouraged to vote

To the editor:   I am writing to encourage all residents who want a strong school system in Scarborough to please vote. I was shocked to learn that our budget didn’t pass and was voted down as being too high.  More...

Wentworth Intermediate School blood drive a success

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Sports Spotlight

Team has sights set on Cooperstown

A year after the Scarborough Little League team appeared in the Little League World Series tournament in Williamsport, Pa., another baseball team from town is working hard in hopes of making its national debut. More...

Scarborough boys storm to first Class A track title

Last Saturday was a busy one for Scarborough High School senior Ryan Jamison,who helped to lead the Scarborough High School boys’ outdoor track team to its first Class A state championship Saturday, June 1 at Brewer High School. More...

Scarborough Town Council approves school budget

Budget is $54,000 less than the one voters rejected last month

After two meetings that featured numerous requests from school budget supporters to not cut further into the $38.8 million budget and from residents concerned about how such spending would affect their tax bills, the Town Council, on Wednesday, June More...

Pro-budget crowd turns up volume

After school spending plan was voted down, reaction is swift

Members of the Board of Education scolded parents at the May 23 school board meeting for being apathetic about the school budget by not voting in the school referendum Tuesday, May 14 and pointed to the lack of parental turnout as the reason the budg More...

In the News

Transformation of Downs area foreseen

Town’s Planning Board recommends zoning change to mixed use

The Scarborough Downs property between Route 1 and Payne Road has long been used as a harness racing facility, but now, 63 years after horse racing began on the property, town officials are hoping a zoning change will transform it into a town center More...

Police Notes

May 13  Kenneth C. Reynolds, 42, of Gorham Road in Scarborough, was issued a summons during a motor vehicle stop at 8:08 p.m. More...

The Local Dish

The Rising Tide

The Local Dish is a feature in the Leader and its sister papers, the Courier, Sentry and Post. Every week it will feature a different restaurant in each of our coverage areas. Interviewed this week was Lydia Holt, manager. More...

Neighbors

Young pilot flying toward her dream

Scarborough High School junior Katie Makara feels at home thousands of feet up in the air. After completing her first solo flight in a Cessna 172 Friday, May 17, Makara is working toward obtaining her pilot’s license.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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