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  • Wicked real deal: Scarborough's Karmo Sanders (a.k.a. the Marden's lady) content to be a big fish in a small pond

    SCARBOROUGH — Every Mainer who watches TV knows her: the saucy, down-home bargain-hunter (that's bahgin huntah) who has endeared herself in so many commercials with her big blue eyes, corny grin and trademark race-walk waddle through the parking lot. She's the woman who has turned...

  • Portland HIV/AIDS center gets $4M, 3-year grant for housing programs

    PORTLAND — The state's largest HIV/AIDs organization will receive $2.9 million in federal grants. Last week's announcements are the latest in a string of good news for the Frannie Peabody Center, ...

  • Coast Guard tall ship coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — A training ship for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will be in port for four days on July 31, offering free public tours through Sunday, Aug 1. The Eagle, a 295-foot square-rigger, is expected to sail past Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth at about 10 a.m. on Friday, a...

  • Portland firefighters say federal grant could bring back jobs; city manager disputes union accusations

    PORTLAND — The firefighters union hopes federal funds expected to become available later this summer can be used to restore the jobs of recently laid-off Fire Department employees. Winston McGill, president of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 740, said the union ha...

  • Forest Avenue paving, night work to disrupt Portland neighborhoods

    PORTLAND — Motorist and residents along Forest Avenue this week can expect delays as several paving and utility projects get underway. City Spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said city workers will be paving two sections of Forest Avenue through Friday, July 31. Paving between...

  • Weatherization forum to be held July 28 in Bath

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine and Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine will hold a weatherization forum Tuesday, July 28, to share how partners in Mid Coast Maine worked together last fall to help low-income households save on fuel costs and be more comfortable in their homes. The for...

  • Tip of the traffic iceberg

    Work began this week on a major reconstruction project on Maine Mall Road in South Portland, where a stretch of the street in front of the Maine Mall is being replaced with a new, porous pavement designed to reduce storm water runoff. On Tuesday, Josh Garland, right, and Roland Rivard from the R.J. ...

  • Fresh Air Fund opens eyes and worlds for city kids, host families

    SCARBOROUGH —The Fresh Air Fund told Carrie Wood Peabody that the 6-year-olds are sometimes too afraid to board the bus and make the trip from their homes in New York City to their host families. So she was somewhat amazed when De...

  • Changes proposed for Scarborough's Payne Road trouble local businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — A committee that has been considering ways to reduce and calm traffic along the residential section of Payne Road between Haigis Parkway and Route 1 have suggested several solutions that some businesses are afraid will cause a significant drop in customers. For 68 y...

  • South Portland Land Trust offers walking tour of SMCC, Fort Preble

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The land trust on Saturday will lead a walking tour of Fort Preble and Southern Maine Community College. The tour, which will focus on the history of the fort and campus, will be led by land trust member Helen Slocum. The two-hour tour will begin at 9 a.m. at the...