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  • Veranda Street bridge in Portland reopens ahead of schedule

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street bridge reopened to traffic Wednesday evening, three weeks ahead of schedule. The bridge, in the East Deering neighborhood, was closed June 24 for repairs. The shutdown forced traffic to detour onto Interstate 295 to access Veranda Street and adjacent side...

  • Former restaurant workers sue, urge boycott of South Portland business

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After filing a lawsuit in federal court, nine former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet staged a protest Tuesday afternoon in front of their former workplace in the Mallside shopping center on Maine Mall Road. The former employees were joined by members of ...

  • South Portland advisory group shuffles federal grants, suggests $50K loan to E Street developers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Community Development Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend reallocating nearly $200,000 in federal Community Block Development Grant funds. The CDAC is a group of resident volunteers that makes recommendations to the City Council, which will take ...

  • City, residents hope to bridge impasse over Ferry Village park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are looking to create a park in Ferry Village in an effort to end a standoff with residents over the fate of an existing asphalt park at the corner of High and Sawyer streets. Assistant City Manager Erik Carson said he is exploring the possibility o...

  • Bath council approves Comprehensive Plan update

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening in favor of an update to the city's Comprehensive Plan that has been four years in the making. The council approved the plan with one amendment: that the city will continue its policy of not extending city-subsidized public water a...

  • Public examines transportation issues facing Brunswick base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — About 40 area residents gathered at Brunswick Junior High School Wednesday to submit their solutions to transportation issues surrounding the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The solutions offered were numerous, as were the issues, including the most sig...

  • Manager's contract, train station management on tap for Brunswick council

    BRUNSWICK — After spending most of August in executive session to discuss the hiring of a new chief executive, the Town Council on Sept. 8 is expected to finalize a permanent employment contract with acting Town Manager Gary Brown. The ratification of Brown's contract comes after ... 2

  • Brunswick base redevelopers get $200K to study renewable energy center

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded a $200,000 grant to the Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopment agency to help fund a feasibility study for a renewable energy park. The energy park has been discussed by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and includ...

  • Brunswick legislator's opinion column shares lobbying-group roots

    BRUNSWICK — A national lobbying group is the source of similar passages in a pair of opinion pieces about national security and energy production written by two different authors, one in Maine and the other Florida, though neither cited the source. An anonymous e-mail provided li... 2

  • Derr won't seek re-election to Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Michelle Derr, whose first three-year term on the Board of Selectmen expires this year, said on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election. "It has been a genuine privilege to work for Topsham's taxpayers and neighborhoods, and that has been my goal for the entire ...