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On the street again: Portland's Meg Perry Center loses Old Port space

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PORTLAND — An August afternoon on Market Street typically features lots of comings and goings of tourists and business people, while drivers jockey for parking spaces. On Friday, Aug. 22, the sc [...]

Back-to-school beautification in Portland

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Althea Kastelic, an incoming freshman, paints a Casco Bay High School corridor Monday, Aug. 25, in Portland with her mother, Jenny Kastelic, during a two-day beautification project to prepare for the [...]

Church move means Bath Food Pantry needs new home

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BATH — The planned sale of a more than 40-year-old church is also forcing the Bath Food Pantry to look for a new home. The Neighborhood United Church of Christ at 150 Congress Ave. is liste [...]

Washout leaves Freeport resident financially treading water

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Elizabeth Toothaker gestures to the washed-out road that prevents her from driving to her Freeport home. She is on a temporary path used for foot traffic after an Aug. 13 storm destroyed the road. [...]

Top Stories

  • Hill-Christian to be acting city manager in Portland

    PORTLAND — Deputy City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian awaits only a Wednesday, Sept. 3, City Council vote to be named acting city manager. The vote is scheduled immediately after councilors formally accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Rees, who will step down that day. Hill-Ch...

  • Brunswick pair charged with federal tax-evasion scheme

    BRUNSWICK — A federal grand jury indicted two Brunswick men in their 70s for allegedly conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. David E. Robinson, 75, and F. William Messier, 70, are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. ...

  • Friction continues as Scarborough beach dog rules evolve

    SCARBOROUGH — As the first summer with new leash laws and a beach monitoring program comes to a close, the Canine Education and Enforcement Committee is prepared to make recommendations for improving the welfare of dogs and endangered birds on town beaches. Over t...

  • Cape Elizabeth panel suggests relief from town ordinance for gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee will ask the Town Council to give the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club an exception from new town regulations, so the club can start building safety walls as soon as possible. The committee on Aug. 22 reworded the gun club ordinance, which re...

  • Maine DEP chief questions plan for Downeaster train barn in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The commissioner of Maine's Department of Environmental Protection is demanding that the agency overseeing Downeaster passenger rail service explain how it will address several potential problems related to a train layover facility planned near a west Brunswick neighborhood....

  • South Portland High School construction 'on target, on budget'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school renovation is nearing completion as students and teachers return to classrooms next week. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the high school project is "right on target" and on budget, with a projected completion date of Dec. 19.  ...

  • Harpswell, Brunswick clammers plan historic seeding project

    HARPSWELL — Clammers in Harpswell and Brunswick are planning a massive seeding effort to boost the stock of soft-shell clams in rich harvesting areas. The Harpswell Marine Resources Committee agreed to the plan at its Aug. 26 meeting, committing volunteers and funding to help spread ...

  • Falmouth lawyer charged with possessing child pornography

    FALMOUTH — A local attorney was arrested Wednesday morning by Maine State Police for allegedly possessing child pornography. Lawrence Winger, 63, of 12 Bay Shore Drive, was arrested by the Computer Crimes Unit. He came to the attention of state police within the last month, acco...

  • Land trust has purchase of islands off Harpswell in sight

    HARPSWELL — A $250,000 donation from L.L. Bean has boosted hope that the Maine Coast Heritage Trust will complete the purchase of the Goslings islands. In May, the Topsham-based trust announced it was offered the opportunity to buy and preserve the trio of Casco Bay islands, and...

  • Habitat for Humanity moving from Bath to Topsham

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is moving its ReStore and administrative offices to Topsham. The organization has been at 108 Centre St. in Bath for seven years. The ReStore has been well received, prompting expansion of its merchandising and retail space to further serve ...