June 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

In the News

Police Notes

May 15   Jessica M. Rice, 37, of Winslow Street in Westbrook, was arrested at 7:11 p.m. on Gallery Boulevard for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer (has two priors).  May 16   More...

In the Know

Summer safety for parents and children

As the school year draws to a close, many parents are planning for their children’s summer activities. More...

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Letters

Last chance to control 2016 tax bill

To the editor:   Scarborough school budget: Don’t read this if your income will increase by 10 percent this year.  What you are asked to approve on Tuesday? More...

Blaming the state is exercise in futility

To the editor:   Considering all the angst over the sizable increase in the Scarborough 2015 school budget, and all the shenanigans that occurred leading up to its approval by the Town Council, it seems the problem could have been solved with pl More...

Collaborative effort results in consensus

To the editor: case you missed this, Scarborough just accomplished something that I haven’t witnessed during my many years of observing the town’s annual budget proceedings and the interplay between the school board and town council.  More...

Board studying initial tower proposal

Planning Board Chairman Corey Fellows and his colleagues tackled “uncharted territory” on Monday as they reviewed the first transmission tower application since the town amended the transmission tower and telecommunication facilities ordi More...

Garden party

Steve and Donna Guerette of Scarborough examine a day lily during Saturday’s plant sale hosted by the Scarborough Garden Club. Hundreds of customers turned out for the 40th annual sale. More...

Community News

A lesson in perseverance and survival

Maine’s famed ‘lost boy’ to visit Wentworth School

Students at Wentworth School will get a lesson on hope and perseverance next week from Donn Fendler, an 88-year-old part-time Maine resident who, in July 1939, was perhaps the most famous 12-year-old in the state.  More than 75 years ago, Fendle More...

Southgate plans hinge on steep slope

An aging barn at the back of the Southgate property might dictate how Avesta Housing Development Corporation develops the 577 Route 1 property.  More...

Flowers for Hunnewell

Scarborough Garden Club held its 40th annual plant sale Saturday morning. Proceeds from the sale are used for community projects throughout the year. More...

Obituaries

Melanie Fengler

Melanie True Fengler, 63, passed away suddenly on May 24, 2015, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was the wife of Wallace Fengler of Scarborough. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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