January 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

In the Know

How to properly dispose of those smoke detectors

Recently we have received some inquires about the proper methods of disposal of smoke detectors when they have exceeded their useful life. More...

Sports Spotlight

Late start doesn’t deter senior swimmer

Scarborough High School senior Julia Walker feels at home in the pool now, but four years ago competitive swimming was a foreign concept to her.  “I learned how to swim my freshman year. More...

Town weighs lawsuit response

Group of waterfront residents continue tax assessment battle

Still upset their tax appeals were denied, a group of Scarborough residents have sued the town, arguing they were unfairly targeted during a town-wide revaluation in 2012.  More...

Deadline for ordinance ideas extended

Ad hoc committee has until Feb. 12 to come up with possible plover law solutions

Since late December, the ad hoc animal control committee has been feverishly working to come up with solutions to how to protect the piping plover, a state endangered shorebird, while controlling dogs on the beaches.  More...

Community News

Town goals topped by pursuit of fiscal fitness

It is a new year, but the same old story for the Scarborough Town Council.  Last week, councilors approved their goals for 2014 and like in years past, delivering a fiscally responsible budget was top on the list.  More...

Councilors voice revenue concerns

A meeting with state representatives provides opportunity to discuss general purpose aid

Hoping to get a glimpse of what could be in store for the Scarborough budget later this year, the Town Council met with members of the state legislature in a workshop session earlier this month.  More...

Entrepreneurs start no-fee ‘biz’ network

Second chapter of the group is formed for Scarborough, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth

Two chapters of a grassroots organization called Growing Small Biz have recently sprung up in the coastal region between Biddeford and South Portland.  Originally founded by Vickie Lane to serve Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach, a second ch More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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