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Planning Board Approves Site Plan for Public Safety Telecommunications Tower


Following a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the Planning Board voted unanimously in favor of granting the Town of Cape Elizabeth’s request for a Site Plan Review of a new 180' tall public safety telecommunications tower and a…

Planning Board Approves Short Term Rental Amendments and Revision of Recommendation Number 86 of 2019 Comprehensive Plan


Updated: November 19, 2020 Nine citizens spoke at the November 17, 2020 Public Hearing on Short Term Rental Amendments: four people spoke in favor of the amendments and five spoke against.  Following the Public Hearing, the Planning Board vo…

Town Council Progresses Sustainable Community Goal


The Town Council is forging ahead in their efforts to ensure a sustainable future for the town as outlined in the Town Council Goals 2020 and the 2019 Comprehensive Plan.  At the November 9 Town Council meeting  the council voted …

Thomas Memorial Library Receives Generous Gift from the Estate of Frances Dyer


The Thomas Memorial Library was bequeathed $51,170.29 on September 23, 2020 by the Estate of Frances Dyer.  During the November 9 Town Council meeting, councilors voted to  accept the generous gift on behalf of the library and the town wit…

Town Council Selects Garvin as Chair for 2021


Jamie M. Garvin was elected to serve as Town Council Chair for 2021 at the council's annual caucus November 10, 2020.  Garvin was elected to a second term in November 2018 and served as Chair in 2017 and 2019.  Garvin served as Finance…

As COVID-19 Cases Increase, Town Manager Stresses Continued Safety Practices


Updated: November 10, 2020 Per Govenor Janet T. Mills November 5, 2020 Executive Order, face masks must be worn in public settings at all times regardless of how far apart one is from other people. The Office of Governor Janet T. Mills release…

5th Annual Scarborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go


Neighboring town, Scarborough, has invited Cape Elizabeth residents to the fifth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.  The meal is free and  will include a traditional holiday menu of roast turkey, sides, a…

School Board Seeks to Establish Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter


The Cape Elizabeth School Board conducted a special workshop on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the request of Chair Heather Altenburg.  Wishing to follow up on the School Board’s June 23 Workshop in which racial inequality was addressed, Al…

Short Term Rentals Public Hearing Set for November 17, 2020. Planning Board Approves Numerous Projects.


Repost from October 26, 2020 Due to the dense agenda of the Planning Board October 20, 2020 meeting, the board voted to table the discussion of short term rentals until their next meeting on November 17, at which point a public hearing will also …

Cape Elizabeth Election Results In; Nation Awaits General Election Results


Two Town Council seats are narrowly awarded to Nicole Boucher and  Gretchen Noonan after a four-person race.  Boucher received the largest number of votes at 2815; followed closely by Noonan at 2742 votes.  Kevin Jordan received 2609 …

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