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  • Falmouth hires NY firm for economic development plan

    FALMOUTH — The town has hired a New York consulting firm to create a first-of-its-kind economic development plan to present to the Town Council in May. Camoin Associates of Saratoga Springs, New York, will work with the Falmouth Economic Improvement Committee and Brunswick-based...

  • Iconic Harpswell restaurant's market price: $1.79M

    HARPSWELL — The waterfront Cook’s Lobster House on Bailey Island is on the market for $1.79 million. The iconic Maine restaurant that has been operated by the same family since opening in 1955 was listed for sale in the past month by Malone Commercial Brokers. The restau...

  • Portland Trails receives $100K, 3-year grant

    PORTLAND — The nonprofit Portland Trails has received its largest grant ever from a Maine foundation, and will use the $100,000 largely for projects aimed at the future. The grant, from the Portland-based Old Bug Light Foundation, will be administered over three years, with $40,000 g...

  • Falmouth man sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing his mother

    PORTLAND — A Falmouth man was sentenced to 27 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to killing his mother. Andrew Leighton, 48, had been scheduled to take his case to trial next week, but changed his mind and accepted a plea agreement, Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea s...

  • Portland schools program receives grants

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Schools' Multilingual and Multicultural Center has been awarded four grants totalling more than $25,000 to support its Make It Happen program. Make It Happen pairs English language learner students in grades eight through 12 with volunteer academic coac...

  • Suspect in Portland homicide arrested in Minnesota

    PORTLAND — A 23-year-old man will be returned to Portland to face charges in the Nov. 21, 2014, shooting death of Richard Lobor in an apartment at 214 Brighton Ave. Police Lt. James Sweatt announced Jan. 2 that arrangements were being made to return Abdirahman Haji-Hassan from Minnea...

  • South Portland to extend grid for electric vehicles

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city will add its fourth electric vehicle charging station this month and will likely add a third EV to its fleet in 2015. Yet even as South Portland carves its own path toward environmental sustainability, the city and the state still have a way to go to ad...

  • South Portland High School is ready for its $47M close-up

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After more than two years of renovation and new construction, students will return to the newly-minted South Portland High School Monday, Jan. 5.  The $47.3 million project increased the school's previous square footage by 50 percent, to approximately 300,0...

  • Scarborough, South Portland managers list goals for 2015

    SCARBOROUGH — Private citizens aren't the only ones who make New Year's resolutions. Town Manager Tom Hall and South Portland City Manager Jim Gailey are poised with their respective lists of goals and aspirations for 2015. "There are a number of initiatives I have, and I thin...

  • Harpswell, Brunswick float clamming fee hikes to fix labor issues

    HARPSWELL — Brunswick and Harpswell are proposing higher fees for commercial shell-fishing licenses in an effort to preempt possible legal action by the U.S. Department of Labor. Although the proposed town ordinances would increase fees significantly, the cost will be offset if harve...