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Scarborough braces for reduced ed funds

Councilors pass resolution urging state to OK supplemental aid

Town and school officials are preparing for another steep reduction in the amount Scarborough receives to help fund education. More...

In the Know

Operation Cupid is appreciated

Two weeks ago, I, as well as dozens of my colleagues in the fire and police departments along with many of our local veterans, received hand-made Valentine’s Day cards from Operation Cupid.  More...


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Sports Spotlight

Rogers’s success was no slam-dunk

Persistency got her points across at Scarborough High and Wentworth Institute of Technology

After being cut from a travel basketball team in sixth grade, Carly Rogers, a 2012 graduate of Scarborough High School, faced a difficult decision: Give up on the sport she grew up playing or use it as a learning experience. More...

Slalom supremacy

Sarah Hassler placed first in the giant slalom and second in the slalom to lead Scarborough to a Southern Maine Athletics Association state title last weekend at Shawnee Peak.  More...

Council seeks communication upgrade

Social media policy sought by town officials

Town councilors have identified communication with constituents as something they would like to work on in 2016. A policy approved last week may help in that regard.  More...

Town weighs compost options

Overall goal is to decrease solid waste disposal

Last year the solid waste debate centered around a pay-as-you-throw approach to collection and disposal. This year the discourse is expected to focus on bringing a composting option in some capacity to Scarborough.  More...

In the News

Police Notes

Dec. 31 Victor A. Mendoza, 22, of Nutter Way in Scarborough, was issued a summons during a motor vehicle stop at 10:17 p.m. near Black Point Road and Route 1 for possession of marijuana (usable amount). Jan. 1 More...


Schools second in state funding losses

To the editor:  The Maine Department of Education has released its preliminary school aid funding projections and Scarborough schools stand to lose a whopping $1,557,480.  This gap is second only to Portland schools which will lose nearly $ More...


Whole grains: Tasty, easy and nutritious

Cooking on Purpose

Whole grains are so good for you, however I hear all the time that some people have difficulty eating them because they are tasteless, bland and boring. I have included some recipes that will delight the harshest critic. More...

Scarborough Middle School

Honor Roll

Second quarter Sixth grade More...


It’s science news! The National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council has listed “Birdology” as one of the 2016 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.  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...