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Sawmill making the cut

SANFORD - Saws are humming again at Pleasant River Pine on New Dam Road in Sanford, the site of the former Lavalley Lumber and sawmill.

Sanford budget faces final hurdle

 SANFORD - The Sanford City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the municipal, school and capital reserve budgets for the coming fiscal year, which would result in an estimated tax increas

Fashions for a cause

SANFORD - Featuring styles for the “young, to the young at heart,” the Y/Trafton Center’s Spring Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Club in Sanford. The theme o

Westbrook budget calls for flat tax rate

WESTBROOK - At a Westbrook City Council and School Committee joint workshop on Monday, the final budget figures for fiscal year 2014-15 call for no change to the current property tax rate.

Hearing set for Stroudwater petition

WESTBROOK - A petition that would ask voters to decide whether Westbrook should reverse a recent zone change on a large Stroudwater Street land parcel is headed for a public hearing.

A year after bombing, victim still recovering

WESTBROOK - A year after losing her leg and a close friend in the Boston Marathon bombing, Karen Rand McWatters, formerly of Westbrook and South Portland, is steadily recovering. McWatters, who grew u

Buxton police on hunt for suspects in assault

BUXTON - Buxton police are still searching for three suspects in an assault on a woman who interrupted a burglary about 9:15 p.m. on April 11 at a Callahan Road home.

Gorham board OKs $34M school budget

GORHAM - The Gorham School Committee last week passed a $34,152,140 school spending plan that includes an all-day kindergarten program for the first time.

Controversy prompts calls for change

WESTBROOK - The Westbrook controversy involving the high school code of conduct, student suspensions and the resignation of the athletic director was heightened this week by calls for change, includin

Rejected gift stings widow

WESTBROOK - The widow of celebrated Westbrook author Rick Hautala spoke out this week against Walker Memorial Library’s decision to decline a gift of his papers for their archives, an act she calls a