June 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

In the News

Police Notes

June 1   Wilson Friend, 22, of State Street in Portland, was issued a summons at 4:41 p.m. on Payne Road for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer (shoplifting).  June 3   More...

In the Know

Maine not immune to a hurricane’s powerful punch

Each year hurricane season officially starts on June 1.  The week preceding that date is designated as National Hurricane Preparedness Week, when all citizens are reminded of key actions they should take to prepare if a hurricane threatens the a More...

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Letters

So much for transparency in government

To the editor:   The amount of the revised school department budget approved by the Town Council will not be reported until after the voters’ validation vote.   More...

Sports Spotlight

Future looks bright

The Scarborough seventh-grade softball team recently finished a successful 2015 season. Pictured, front from left, are Kelley Guerette, Abby Roy, Sylvia Foley, Lauren Wagner and Bella Dickinson. More...

Another school vote set for July 7

Public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 at town hall

The town will work quickly to make changes to the school budget in hopes of getting a budget in place as close as possible to July 1, the beginning of fiscal year 2016.  More...

Officials inspect sagging park wall

Condition has worsened to the point where sidewalk has been closed

The sidewalk going past the skateboard park in Memorial Park will be closed until further notice while landscape professionals look into what is causing the retaining wall between the skatepark and the sidewalk to bow.  More...

Community News

School board seat to remain unfilled

Following resignation, decision is made to wait five months and fill vacant seat in next election

The Board of Education will operate with six members for the next five months after a member of the board resigned earlier this spring.  Chairman Donna Beeley accepted the resignation of Jane Leng, who had served on the board since 2013, when sh More...

Sweet summertime: Concert series resumes

For the last decade, Summer Concerts in the Park at Memorial Park have been the place to go on Thursday evenings in the summer to hear music of all genres.  The concert series, which begins next Thursday, dates back to 2000, when the musical per More...

Wings for Wishes

More than 20 remote control pilots, including Ray Labonte (left), owner of Ray and Robbins Hobby Shop in Falmouth, came together last weekend for Wings for Wishes, a fundraiser for Make A Wish Founda More...

Neighbors

Cooking on Purpose

Not your run of the mill rhubarb

Rhubarb is a vegetable, similar to celery. However, in 1947 a New York court decided that because it was used as a fruit (in pies and cakes) it was a fruit.  Fruit or vegetable, it is delicious and very versatile. 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...