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  • Reeling them in

    Ella Metivier, 4, and her little brother, Evan, 2, of Falmouth, practice surf casting during the Kids' Fish & Fun Fest benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portland on Saturday, July 31, at East End Beach. The event was held in conjunction with the Casco Bay Anglers Club Striper Hunt Tournament.

  • Court orders Bath Planning Board to reconsider business park approval

    BATH — A judge last Friday ordered the Planning Board to take another look at its April approval of the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Justice Andrew Horton’s ruling came in a lawsuit, filed by Robert and Wendy Johansen in May in Sagadahoc County Superior Cour...

  • Southern Maine families welcome Fresh Air Fund kids with open arms

    YARMOUTH — Caudell Walker has had many new experiences since coming to Maine a week ago. He has tried lobster, hiked a mountain, been boating on a lake, gone swimming in the ocean and played Wiffle Ball. "I've had a lot of firsts," he said. "When I'm here I like to relax, play...

  • Daytime burglaries concern Freeport, Brunswick police

    FREEPORT — A handful of daytime residential break-ins on Monday have police in Freeport and Brunswick on alert.  Lt. Susan Nourse encouraged residents to report suspicious activity or anything that appears out of the ordinary to the local police departments. "My concern i...

  • Recreation panel backs some hunting in North Yarmouth park; decision in selectmen's hands

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Recreation Commission voted 3-1 Monday to recommend that limited hunting be allowed in Old Town House Park. The recommendation has gone to Board of Selectmen, which is scheduled to discuss the matter at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The commis...

  • Report: Energy projects could save Portland schools, city $950K a year

    PORTLAND — The School Committee this week was scheduled to review a list of projects that could increase energy efficiency and decrease operating costs. The committee was scheduled to conduct a first reading on Wednesday of a report drafted by Ameresco, which spent nearly two years t...

  • Task force suggests higher noise limit, 'sound oversight committee' for loud bars in Portland

    PORTLAND — The task force created earlier this year to research options for addressing excessive noise in the Old Port and downtown is recommending the noise limit be raised and that a committee be created to deal with problems. The Downtown Noise Task Force, made up of bar owners, m...

  • Potential Portland pot dispensary gets OK after state decides church isn't a 'school'

    PORTLAND — Northeast Patients Group has received permission from the state to establish a medical marijuana dispensary at the corner of Congress and St. John streets. The OK came after the state decided a nearby church education program is not a "school." The former bank build... 2

  • Proposed waterfront zoning changes go to Portland council

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday is expected to begin deliberating a proposal from wharf owners to relax waterfront zoning. The council will get an overview of the proposed new zoning, which has been making its way through the Planning Department and Planning Board since wharf o...

  • Back Cove garden in Portland sets a chem-free standard

    PORTLAND — On about 2 1/2 acres of land between Back Cove and Interstate 295, a garden full of flowers, shrubs and trees is gradually taking shape. But the project is more than about adding beauty to the heavily used Back Cove Trail. It's proof that healthy landscaping can be achieve...