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Portland office of Unum plugs into EV movement

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PORTLAND — Unum has installed four electric vehicle charging stations for employees at its campus on outer Congress Street.  "Basically, the idea of electric vehicle charging stations [...]

Sobering lesson in South Portland

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South Portland firefighters prepare to place Caitlyn Tucker, a junior at South Portland High School, into an ambulance Saturday, April 11, at the Maine Mall after a mock car crash. The event was part [...]

Into the woods: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust trains citizen foresters

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BRUNSWICK — Teachers, lawyers, a camp director and a state forester braved the melting snow and thick mud last Saturday to set up an environmental science plot at Crystal Spring Farm. The s [...]

Tricycles built for 2: Group hopes to open Portland trails to those who can't hike

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PORTLAND — A program that provides recreational trail rides to elderly and disabled people is getting set to roll into the city. “It is a simple pleasure, that's all it is, but it has enor [...]

Top Stories

  • Portland taps police chief to replace acting city manager

    PORTLAND — Police Chief Michael Sauschuck has been nominated as acting city manager. The announcement was made Friday by Mayor Michael Brennan and the City Council. The nomination will be voted on at the April 27 City Council meeting. Sauschuck's appointment would take effect ...

  • Falmouth business owner accused of engaging in prostitution

    FALMOUTH — A New York woman has been charged with engaging in prostitution at a business licensed to provide Korean acupressure therapy. Hyesun Kim, 48, of Flushing, New York, owns Ace Asian Therapy at 367 U.S. Route 1. Falmouth police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Securit...

  • Portland couple plan South Portland brewpub

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A brewpub is in the works at a former auto repair shop in Knightville. Craig and Julia Dilger of Portland have purchased the building at 15 Ocean St., according to a statement released Thursday by publicist Kelsey Goldsmith. The Dilgers are working with t...

  • Opponents of South Portland liquid petroleum tank project seek council intervention

    SOUTH PORTLAND — NGL Supply Terminal Co. is being asked to revise its proposal for a liquid petroleum gas storage facility at Rigby Rail Yard, but some residents believe the company's plan shouldn't have come this far. They claim the proposal violates existing city ordinances, e...

  • Jury finds Yarmouth man guilty of murder in North Yarmouth bee farm slaying

    PORTLAND — Moments after a jury found 72-year-old lobster fisherman Merrill Kimball guilty of murdering a 63-year-old Georgetown man, his wife embraced the stunned man one last time before he was led from the courtroom in handcuffs. A Cumberland County Superior Court jury issued its ...

  • Brunswick council tells School Board to reduce budget

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board is facing a Town Council demand to make deep cuts to the proposed fiscal 2016 spending plan. The board met Wednesday night to review a school budget proposal that contains a 3.42 percent increase over this year's spending. The increase is larg...

  • South Portland board approves Kunin as next school chief

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ken Kunin was approved Monday night as the next superintendent of schools, at an annual salary of $127,000. The School Board unanimously approved hiring Kunin to succeed Superintendent Suzanne Godin, who is stepping down June 30 after nearly 10 years in the post...

  • Cape Elizabeth applies brakes to multi-family housing effort

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After hearing residents' concerns, town councilors decided to continue discussion on a proposed land-use ordinance amendment. The amendment, designed to promote development of multi-unit housing, provoked objections from several residents on April 6. The Town Co...

  • Brunswick board tables subdivision, OKs restaurant greenhouse

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board again tabled a proposal for a subdivision at the end of Boody Street on Tuesday night, but approved an amended final application for a greenhouse at Tao Yuan restaurant. The board had previously approved a sketch application for the Chamberlain Woo...

  • Brunswick business pins hope on popularity of 'vaping'

    BRUNSWICK — While cigarette smokers looking to kick their tobacco habit are finding hope in the movement called “vaping," a new downtown business hopes to help them along. Portland residents Chantile and Lester Lacombe opened