May 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Police Notes

May 12   Kathleen McCrea Evans, 31, of Goudy Street in South Portland, was issued a summons during a motor vehicle stop at 2:11 p.m. near Payne Road and Ginn Road for failure to register a motor vehicle more than 150 days.  More...

In the Know

Regulations for open burning process explained

This time of year we often get calls inquiring about open burning regulations, so I thought I would take this opportunity to explain the process.  Burning leaves and brush has been a long-standing practice in many communities across the state fo More...

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Sports Spotlight

Senior marksman sets sights on Kentucky

Scarborough High School senior Brandon Bryer will head to Morehead State University in Kentucky this fall to take a shot at college athletics and academics.  On April 15, Bryer signed a letter of intent to be part of the Morehead State Universit More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Budget ready for the voters

Citizens will decide school spending plan on June 9

After months of deliberations, the Town Council has wrapped up its budget review process and now it is time for the public to weigh in. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 9 to accept or reject the school budget.  More...

Outside allocations to be scrutinized

For years, the Town Council has provided funding to outside organizations that perform services for Scarborough residents.  The recently approved municipal budget included such allocations again, but the council intends to rethink the policy goi More...

Community News

Meetings strike conciliatory note

Joint meetings for updating progress prove productive

This budget season felt different to many of the members of the Board of Education, even though the $39.1 million budget, which was finalized last Thursday, is yet again requiring an increasing amount of support from taxpayers.  More...

Students focus on earthquake relief

Wentworth fifth-graders to host walk-a-thon to assist victims in Nepal

Students in Valerie Razsa’s fifthgrade class at Wentworth School are coming together this month to help an impoverished nation bounce back from a recent earthquake. More...

Grand salute

Henry Bellavance, grand marshal of Scarborough’s Memorial Day Parade, salutes the crowd as he makes his way to the Maine Veterans’ Home, where there was a post-parade ceremony to remember More...

Letters

Cat is disturbing resident’s sleep

To the editor:   For the past several months, my household has been awakened at all hours of the night by the meowing of an unfamiliar cat who has decided it likes to haunt our house at night.  This past Saturday, after I had awoken at 5 a. More...

Why do we need ranked choice voting?

To the editor:   Representative government is based on government officials being selected by a majority of voters. More...

A way to help earthquake victims

To the editor:   Imagine sleeping on your lawn every night in the cold and rain, maybe without anything over head. The monsoon season is coming, a season full of rain. Your house is in rubble along with all your belongings. More...