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Despite high-profile vacancies, Falmouth commercial space in short supply


FALMOUTH — From almost the moment a Portland sports pub's expansion into town was proposed, opponents have said they have no problem with the restaurant, just the location. They have suggested t [...]

Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide


SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capa [...]

Brunswick change is coming


Oliver Casey, 5, of Brunswick, helps the staff at Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union pour contributed coins into a counter at the Brunswick branch on Friday, Feb. 27. The credit union and Gelato F [...]

Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'


TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joi [...]

Top Stories

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • South Portland plan visualizes Mill Creek makeover

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In an informal public forum Thursday night that included free pizza, the draft Mill Creek Master Plan was presented to about 15 members of the public who were, in turn, encouraged to be candid with their criticism. The master plan for the area, which extends fro...

  • Portland leaders fire back at LePage claims of aid mismanagement

    PORTLAND — City Democrats and social services leaders came out swinging Friday morning, saying a recent state audit claiming the city mismanages its General Assistance program is part of a “coordinated attack” by Maine’s Republican governor and his administration. S...

  • Topsham senior living community sold to Chicago company

    TOPSHAM — The Highlands of Topsham, a senior living community that opened 25 years ago, has been sold to a Chicago investment group. John Wasileski, president and founder of Sea Coast Management, the development company for The Highlands and Highland Green, announced the sale to CPF ...

  • Freeport-Pownal-Durham schools pick New Hampshire administrator as superintendent

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors picked a new superintendent on Wednesday. After employing two interim c...

  • Portland police seek robbery suspect with bad bite

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for a woman they said was unsuccessful in an attempt to steal cigarettes from the 7-Eleven store at 27 Washington Ave. early Wednesday morning. Lt. James Sweatt said the woman asked a store clerk for a carton of cigarettes, then tried to spray him with p...

  • South Portland prostitution sting nets 3 customers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three men were arrested Wednesday afternoon in a prostitution sting near the Maine Mall. Police said Robinson Rich, 25, of Cape Elizabeth; Willard Putnam, 56, of Windham, and Thomas Kahl, 64, of White River Junction, Vermont, responded to an ad posted on social ...

  • South Portland rail yard sought for LPG terminal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Rigby Yard could become the site of a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to serve Maine and much of southern New England.  NGL Supply Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NGL Energ...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget could rise 2.6%

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The school superintendent's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes an increase of just over $600,000, or 2.6 percent. Superintendent Meredith Nadeau on Wednesday presented a projected total budget of more than $23.8 million to the School Board. She...