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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 16, 2019

    South Portland school budget heads to City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on May 13 approved a $52.3 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that now moves to the City Council. The budget, up $2.3 million from current spending, requires a 3.41 percent tax increase. Superintendent Ken Kunin said the bottom line is the same as what was proposed March 11, although some items changed […]

  • Published
    May 16, 2019

    Scarborough Land Trust seeks funds for marsh conservation at Pine Point

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust is requesting $90,000 to protect 14 acres of town-owned land in the Pine Point area, effectively emptying the town’s Land Bond account. The goal is to make the land available for walking trails and access to Scarborough Marsh for birding, photography, nature appreciation, and other passive uses. Rich Bard, executive […]

  • Published
    May 15, 2019

    South Portland council: Vape, e-cig ban needs work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors postponed a vote May 14 on an ordinance that would have prohibited the sale of some flavored tobacco products. Councilors on Tuesday also unanimously approved a first reading to prohibit the sale to and possession of tobacco products by individuals under the age of 21, effectively closing a gap in […]

  • Published
    May 15, 2019

    Scarborough life coach rides to the rescue

    SCARBOROUGH — When Vicki Gelinas started her career as a certified life coach in 2010, her goal was to cultivate an atmosphere of healing and self-reflection. Integrating horses into the curriculum, she said, has proved beneficial both to her and the people she works with at her alternative therapeutic practice. Gelinas, who also lives at […]

  • Published
    May 9, 2019

    Scarborough to hire interim superintendent of schools

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board plans to hire an interim superintendent and has started interviewing candidates. The decision to hire a temporary administrator comes almost six months after Julie Kukenberger’s November 2018 announcement she would resign from her position and step down when her contract expires in June. “Hiring a superintendent is one of the most important […]

  • Published
    May 9, 2019

    South Portland residents, police team up to tackle speeding

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police and residents are partnering to try to curb drivers who speed. On May 13, residents will have the chance to discuss the problem in a “Calm the Traffic” event from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Police Department on Anthoine Street. The meeting aims to spread awareness about speeding and its impact on […]

  • Published
    May 7, 2019

    UPDATE: Marijuana businesses gain South Portland foothold

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Despite some concerns from city councilors and Planning Board members, new marijuana businesses are moving closer to opening in the city. The Planning Board on Wednesday approved site plans from two businesses, including a retail shop in Knightville, while the City Council OK’d licenses for a pair of medical marijuana operations. “Do […]

  • Published
    May 2, 2019

    Reduced Scarborough budget gets chilly response

    SCARBOROUGH — With less than two weeks until budget approval is expected, residents expressed discontent about the spending plan in a May 1 Town Council public hearing. The criticism came after the $70 million school and municipal budget proposed for fiscal year 2020 by Town Manager Tom Hall and Superintendent of Schools Julie Kukenberger was reduced […]

  • Published
    May 2, 2019

    Scarborough, ecomaine urge recycling awareness

    SCARBOROUGH — Town officials and representatives from ecomaine say residents must be re-educated about changing their recycling habits. They held a workshop May 1 to further develop a comprehensive public outreach program about what can and can’t be recycled. The group discussed several educational methods, including sending letters to residents, regularly posting to Facebook, creating brief educational […]

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    May 2, 2019

    South Portland’s Lamp Repair Shop shines, despite Knightville parking change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owner of The Lamp Repair Shop in Knightville said his business has managed to succeed, despite taking a hit from parking changes on Ocean Street. “We instantly saw a 40 percent drop in business and I don’t think we’re alone down here,” owner Brian Allen said. “We used to have 19 (on-street) parking spots, […]

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