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Krysteana Scribner has been working in the world of media since 2012, and began working in the newspaper industry in 2014. While she currently covers South Portland and Scarborough news at the Forecaster, she has written at several newspapers in Maine and covered communities such as Biddeford, Saco and Portland. In her free time, Krysteana enjoys reading, photography and spending time outdoors.

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  • Published
    May 30, 2019

    South Portland library funding hike takes a hit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than 20 residents Tuesday urged city councilors to adopt a library budget that would help fund staffing and extend hours of operation. Councilors in the May 28 budget workshop, however, indicated support for reducing the library’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget increase, from $111,000 to $66,000. The City Council also gave final approval […]

  • Published
    May 30, 2019

    Revised approach could reduce Portland Jetport noise

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents on June 5 will be able to make a case to the Federal Aviation Authority for a new aircraft flight pattern intended to reduce noise over several city neighborhoods. The Portland International Jetport approach plan, submitted to the FAA last August by jetport Director Paul Bradbury, would require aircraft to follow […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2019

    South Portland students release trout, gain environmental insight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mahoney Middle School students gathered Wednesday at on the banks of Trout Brook, eager to release the fish they’ve been raising for the past four months. The baby brook trout, provided to Maine schools by the Portland Water District’s TroutKids Program, are used to enhance science curriculum in classrooms and provide a […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2019

    Scarborough election pits neophyte vs. ex-councilor

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are two candidates running for one seat in a special Town Council election. The winner will fill the remaining half of a three-term being vacated by Councilor Shawn Babine, who resigned effective June 10. Babine was elected to the state House of Representatives last November. His council term expires in November […]

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    Prospects good for passage of Scarborough school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — For the first time in recent history, the town is going into the annual school budget validation referendum without any significant controversy. The proposed $56 million budget, an increase of $4.4 million over the current year, requires a tax rate increase within the 3% limit sought by the Town Council, and has won […]

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    South Portland school budget increase heads to referendum

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on June 11 will be asked to ratify a $52.3 million school budget approved this week by the City Council. Residents will also be asked to vote on whether they want to continue voting on the school budget for an additional three years. The 19 resolves that make up the school budget, […]

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    South Portland weighs borrowing $7M for fire station replacement

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors Tuesday unanimously approved first reading of a text amendment and zoning map change for a new Cash Corner Fire Station, in preparation for a $7 million bond referendum June 11 to finance the project. The Planning Board voted 4-0 to recommend the changes on May 8. Officials say the fire […]

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Scarborough mark Memorial Day

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Several events are planned in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and Scarborough in observance of Memorial Day. The May 27 holiday honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Cape Elizabeth A parade in Cape Elizabeth will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Fowler Road […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2019

    Sale of Scarborough fishing co-op survives early skepticism

    SCARBOROUGH — The couple who purchased the Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-op and Rising Tide Restaurant in April say their new business is doing well. The early success follows concern about the sale from members of the more than 4-decade-old co-op, who were worried the change of ownership could mean the end of the local fishing community. […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2019

    ‘We love what we do’: Trio of teaching sisters to retire in Portland, South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three sisters who have been educators for a combined 117 years are set to retire at the end of this school year. Cecile LaPlante and Susan Donovan of South Portland, and Theresa LaPlante of Cumberland, grew up in Van Buren with five other siblings and their parents. Their father was a farmer […]

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