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Parking agreement with inn extended   The Town Council and owners of the Higgins Beach Inn have extended an arrangement for employees of the inn to use part of the municipal parking lot on Ocean Avenue in exchange for opening and closing the lot More...

In the Know

Town considers changes to zoning ordinance

Interest in food production is at an all-time high in this country. Consumers want to know where their food is grown and how it gets to market, whether it’s the local restaurant or grocery store.  More...

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Police Notes

May 23   Daniel P. Williams, 21, of Alfred Road in Arundel, was issued a summons at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 2:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Gary M. Dixon

Gary M. Dixon, 65, of Biddeford, passed away late Monday evening on June 1, 2015 at Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford.  He was born in Sharon, Massachusetts, on July 21, 1949, a son of Henry and Jane (Hills) Dixon.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Budget: Shot down in flames

Back to the drawing board for school and town officials

Town and school leaders altered their approach in coming up with a school budget, by having a community wide question and answer session in May and holding more joint meetings between the Town Council and Board of Education finance committees.  More...

Community News

School district salutes longtime staffers

Board of education, district leaders recognize staff members for their service

The Board of Education said goodbye to 12 longtime staff members who have given more than 360 combined years to Scarborough schools.  As the retirees wrap up the final weeks of their final school year, some have planned to stay close, while othe More...

Top Seniors

Megan Acker is the daughter of Sarah Nadeau and Ken Acker. More...

Scarborough High School – Class of 2015

Trevor Morin, president of class of 2015, addresses classmates at Scarborough High School’s commencement ceremony Sunday, June 7 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. More...

Letters

Matching budget size and ability to pay is difficult task

To the editor:   Over the next few weeks, legislators will be casting hundreds of votes. Thus far, I have not missed a single one of our more than 100 roll calls. More...

Vote no until laptops are taken out of budget

To the editor:   I have been following the debate about buying each of our high school students a computer and have not seen or heard any evidence that this massive investment will result in positive measurable outcomes for our students.  More...

Take time to research, learn about ranked choice voting

To the editor:   Three- and four-way races for public office are good for the marketplace of ideas. Voters have an opportunity to listen to more perspectives and candidates become engaged in more constructive debates about public policy.  More...