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Digging begins for Habitat project

Last Thursday was a proud moment in town as members of the Greater Scarborough community and officials from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland broke ground on a 13-unit affordable housing project on 20 acres at 75 Broadturn Road.  More...

In the News

Police Notes

June 21   Alysia M. Trepanier, 27, of Roosevelt Trail in Windham, was issued a summons during a motor vehicle stop at 11:43 a.m. on Route 1 for failure to register a motor vehicle (expired 150 or more days).  More...

In the Know

Community paramedics complete training

Last summer the Scarborough Fire Department received a regional FEMA Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant on behalf of the Metro Fire Chief’s Coalition in the amount of $225,090.00.  More...

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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...

School budget moves ahead, grudgingly

After $500,000 in cuts, one member says it is not a budget ‘that produces strong kids ...’

Although they voted to make $500,000 in reductions to the $43.2 million budget they created, members of the Board of Education were clear last Thursday that they will not support the budget when it goes out to voters Tuesday, July 7.  More...

Budget deliberations contentious

The Town Council ended up approving a reduced school budget last week, but not without a dose of confusion and contention.  More...

New cell towers nearing approval

The transmission structures would be about 3 miles apart near Holmes and Broadturn roads

The Holmes Road/Broadturn Road corridor may be getting two new transmission towers to improve cell phone coverage in that section of town.  More...

Community News

Southgate House proposal sent to Town Councilors

Plan would convert property into a 50-unit affordable housing facility

The Planning Board approved a preliminary plan to convert the Southgate House at 577 Route 1 into a 50- unit affordable housing facility. More...

Correction

“School board seat to remain unfilled,” which ran in the June 19 issue of the Leader, should have stated the individual who replaces Jane Leng on the Board of Education will serve a year — the remainder of Leng’s term. More...

Dance Company features new faces

OCEAN PARK – Finding male performers would be easier if more youth were exposed to the theater and dance, one area dance instructor says.  More...

Letters

More important problems in town than Higgins Beach

To the editor:   Apparently washing your feet at Higgins Beach and taking off a wetsuit with a towel are considered such abhorrent behavior in this town that they warrant decreasing the number of public spaces there again; as if eliminating park More...

Fall idea ‘blossoms’ into picnic tables for middle school

To the editor:   What started as the seed of an idea developed by some of the teachers in the sixth-grade section of Scarborough Middle School last fall has blossomed this spring into an exciting project and donation to the school.  More...