July 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget prepared for third go-round

Voters will return to the polls Aug. 4 to vote for a new version of the school budget.  This will be the third time the budget has gone out to voters. On June 9, 55 percent of voters rejected the budget. More...

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Recycling saves money

Scarborough Town Council’s recent evaluation of a pay-as-you-throw proposal has generated many interesting conversations about garbage and recycling.  The council has decided not to adopt the pay-as-youthrow approach in this budget cycle a More...

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Obituaries

E. Joyce K. DeWitt

Elinor Joyce Knickerbocker DeWitt, 82, formerly of Monroe, New Hampshire, East St. Johnsbury and Wallingford, Vermont, died of Alzheimer’s disease on July 7, 2015 at the Monarch Center in Saco. More...

Lawrence E. Bell

Lawrence Eber Bell, 83, passed away July 9, 2015 at Gosnell Hospice House. Lawrence was born on July 4, 1932 in Mars Hill to Earl P. and Bertha (Kearney) Bell.  Larry was born and grew up in Mars Hill. More...

Leader obituary policy

Paid obituaries may include a photograph of the deceased, funeral information and more personal remembrances.  For more information about obituaries or costs, please call the Leader 282-4337.   More...

Breaking News - 7/17/2015 1:57 PM

Town Council reopens municipal budget, tweaks revenue in latest budget proposal

The third version of the school budget is in the works. The Town Council met this week to amend the budget after voters rejected it at the polls in June and July. More...

Garden is community effort

The garden outside St. Nicholas Episcopal Church on Route 1 is growing more than just fresh vegetable and herbs, it is growing community spirit.  More...

Community News

Conversion plans for Route 1 building reviewed

For the past 25 years, Dr. Mark Elkinson has operated his optometry practice Maine Family Eye Care on Gorham Road near the Maine Mall in South Portland, but could soon be moving the business to a former antique shop on Route 1 in Scarborough.  More...

Passing the test

Villari’s Self Defense Center conducting student testing on Saturday, June 27. Among those taking the tests, front from left, were Ava Sill, Denis Pollak, Jonathan Lawler and Tyler Johnson. More...

JULY IS... Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis affects children, too

Aches and pains are a widely accepted side effect of aging. Over time, bones can become more brittle and cushioning tissues between joints can deteriorate. More...