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  • Clean-up continues after ammonia leak forces evacuation of Portland neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Crews were expected to finish cleaning up contamination at a cold storage facility by midweek, following an ammonia leak that forced the evacuation of about 75 homes for several hours on Friday, Jan. 22. Firefighters responded to the report of an ammonia leak at AmeriCold ...

  • UPDATE: No weapon found after new threat at Portland middle school

    PORTLAND — Lyman Moore Middle School was locked down Monday for the second time this month following the discovery of another threat of violence. Principal Lee Crocker said a student reported the threat, indicating the presence of a weapon, written on a restroom wall early in the aft...

  • Scarborough Winterfest

    Sunny and warm weather on Jan. 16 made the Scarborough Winterfest seem more like Late Springfest, but it brought out a lot of people for events centered around the town skating rink and athletic fields. A highlight were the dog sled rides, led by Stephen Madera, a registered Maine guide from Abbott....

  • Correction

    A photo caption on Page 1 of the Jan. 15 edition should have stated that only part of a complaint filed last summer by the state attorney general’s office over alleged financial management at the Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding (later known as Freedom Reins) has been settled. T...

  • The Cap'n is coming back to South Portland: Newick's gets OK for mall-area restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than two years after closing its doors – to the dismay of many longtime, loyal customers – Cap'n Newick's restaurant is planning a return to the city. The family-style seafood restaurant received a license from the city this week to open in...

  • Cape Elizabeth authors' mystery series to debut at Thomas Memorial Library

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Beth and Bob Feeman and their two children made up a story about a blueberry farmer in Northern Maine as they were driving in their car nearly six years ago. Beth Feeman said they started to take notes, and a village and characters began to develop. Over time, ...

  • South Portland can't stop Jetport runway expansion

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After months of resistance from the City Council, Portland International Jetport officials will bypass the city's zoning process and move ahead with an expansion of the airport's crosswind runway. Councilors met behind closed doors with the city attorney Jan. 11 to d...

  • More students hope to hatch businesses through SMCC incubator

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As community colleges continue to experience double-digit enrollment growth, in part because of their affordability during a recession, a Southern Maine Community College program that helps students start their own businesses is also booming. Enrollment in SMCC's Ent...

  • Operation Cupid underway in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Operation Cupid 2010 will seek to help 150 members of the U.S. Army Reserve 619th Transportation Company, currently stationed in Afghanistan. Cards and goodie bags of candy and snacks were decorated at Scarborough Middle School on Jan. 17. Small games, puzzles, CDs and ...

  • Campaign to collect school supplies for Iraq deemed 'overwhelming' success

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An idea that was born overseas, picked up by a service organization in Maine and spread across the country made it possible for 1,500 Iraqi students to receive supplies for their classrooms. The effort by 24-year-old Cape Elizabeth High School graduate Aaron McK...