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Register for Fall Recreation Programs

School is back in session and so too is the return of our fall recreation programs! Scarborough Community Services offers a wide range of programs for kids, teens, and seniors. Take a look at their Fall brochure for full details. It's not too late to register, but sign up soon!

September 15 Town Newsletter

With summer fading away, we're welcoming the changing seasons and looking forward to fall. There are some transitions happening within the Town, too. This week we welcomed our newest Deputy Fire Chief, completing our management staff after some retirements over the past few months. Beach season may be over, but it was a banner year for the plovers. We're also squeezing in a stretch of paving before winter arrives, and fall programs are up and running (over 600 participants in youth soccer!). Read through the newsletter for more updates, and towards the end is a note from Councilor Jean-Marie Caterina, who also reflects on what change in Scarborough means to her.

Learning to Embrace the Changes

By Jean-Marie Caterina, Town Council

Change is a funny thing. It is inevitable in one’s life and yet as humans we resist it with every ounce of our being. Change makes us uncomfortable. It evokes a fear of the unknown. But, when handled correctly, it is the catalyst for the better.

We're Hiring!

The Town of Scarborough is hiring for a number of positions across departments. Whether you're new to the workforce, experienced in your industry, looking for seasonal work, or ready for a change, our variety in positions offers several opportunities for you. See our current openings, and check back every so often as new ones are added.

September is National Preparedness Month

During September we recognize National Preparedness Month, a great opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of personal and family preparedness. This year’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting”. Learn some tips for preparedness from our Scarborough Emergency Management office.

Decision Time—Again

By Don Hamill, Town Council

In the midst of our annual budget cycle in May I wrote an article appealing for us as a Public, Town Council and Staff to prioritize our large capital items. They included the Library Expansion $13MM ($18MM+ including all costs), School Facilities Improvements ($130MM+) and a Community Center and Pool ($35MM+). We have devoted much time and energy as a Council to define the Library project more clearly and have made a very preliminary step forward by modeling various scenarios for capital appropriations with our external bond advisor.

September 1 Town Newsletter

The start of a new school year has arrived and Fall is approaching! Road work, Council decision-making, and community events all continue into the coming season. Read on for more insight on these topics, as well as for information on our new tax rate and getting signed up for some fun fall programs! We hope you find our newsletters to be a helpful source of Town news, and a launching point to our website to dive deeper into your areas of interest, meeting minutes, and more.

Your Taxes...Your Values

By John Cloutier, Town Council Chair

Recently, there’s been a lot of curiosity about the impact that major capital investments (Library Expansion, a new Community Center and a new Primary School) will have on our taxes. This is a rational and perfectly reasonable question, so let me attempt to address it…

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