May 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Recognizing Scarborough’s EMS providers

May 17 through the May 23 is National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week. More...

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Letters

Town can’t afford to continually raise taxes

To the editor:   We didn’t have much when I was growing up. As a matter of fact, we had less than that. I learned a valuable lesson because we had so little.  More...

Voters need to focus on adequate service levels

To the editor:   Local media and tax advocates have been reporting that the proposed school budget will lead to nearly a 10 percent increase in property taxes next year.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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...

Wardens wanted

Maine Game Warden Cpl. John MacDonald speaks to a crowd of North Woods Law fans and prospective game wardens at Cabela’s Saturday, May 9. More...

Laptop proposal tweaked

Adjustment requests parents contribute to maintenance fund

After hearing continued concerns and praise regarding the proposal at the high school that would provide a laptop for every student, Information Services Director Jennifer Lim examined how other school districts in the area ask parents to contribute More...

Community News

Education funding back at forefront

Residents air concerns over program reductions and proposed tax increase

It’s been a year since residents last stuffed the council chambers for a public hearing on the municipal and school budgets, but many of the concerns expressed last year about proper educational funding remains.  More...

Scaled back school calendar OK’d

The Board of Education passed a school calendar last week after weeks of hearing outcry from parents about the number of late starts proposed in the 2015-2016 school year.  More...

News Briefs

Winter athletes honored at school board meeting   Members of the Board of Education took some time out of their meeting Thursday, May 7 to recognize athletes who represented the Red Storm on the courts, rinks, tracks and ski slopes this winter.& More...

Obituaries

Robert Flynn

Robert A. Flynn, 88, of Aspen Avenue, died peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough with his loving family by his side.  He was born in Portland on Oct. More...

Leader obituary policy

The Leader publishes obituaries for residents of the newspaper’s coverage area. Paid obituaries may include a photograph of the deceased, funeral information and more personal remembrances. More...