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    Freeport couple hope to heat up Desert of Maine

    FREEPORT — Maine’s most famous (and only) “desert” has new owners. Freeport residents Mela and Doug Heestand purchased the Desert of Maine, they announced Dec. 5, with plans to revamp...

    Scarborough students take marsh health to heart

    SCARBOROUGH — High school students took the first step last week in what will be a five-month process to monitor the health of Scarborough Marsh. Owned and managed by the...

    Bath parking fines rising for 1st time in a decade

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved an increase in parking fines for the first time since 2009. The panel also approved a contract rezoning amendment to...

    South Portland councilors: Willard Beach stairs, ramp costly, but worth it

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Tuesday voted to apply for grant funding to partially offset the cost of replacing access points to Willard Beach from Deake Street, a project...

    South Portland picks Seattle company to track short-term rentals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2 to hire the Seattle-based company that Portland uses to help identify, monitor and ensure code compliance of short-term rentals.  After ordinance amendments...

    Portland police seek suspect in assaults on Woodford, Highland streets

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking the public’s help as they investigate two alleged home intrusions and assaults in the Deering Highlands area. Lt. Robert Martin said the first incident, reported...

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