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  • Cold weather delays construction of Route 1 bridge between Portland, Falmouth

    The new Martin's Point Bridge between Portland and Falmouth, which has been under construction for more than a year, was originally scheduled to open in mid-May, but cold temperatures in March stymied progress. The bridge, seen from the Portland side, is now expected to open sometime this summer....

  • The art of beer and bacon: College launches culinary arts program in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city’s growing restaurant and brewery scene has been receiving national acclaim for at least five years. Now, Maine College of Art is launching a culinary arts program downtown. “Portland attracts foodies from all over the world. We are in the midst ...

  • Full-service restaurant adds to Cumberland dining options

    CUMBERLAND — Several ingredients went into the creation of Louie's Grille. There was the lifelong interest of Cumberland real estate developer Jim Guidi, who opened the 319 Main St. restaurant in January. The...

  • North Yarmouth Town Meeting to vote on $2.4M budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A $2.4 million municipal budget for fiscal 2015, down slightly from this year's spending plan, goes to a Town Meeting vote on Saturday, April 12. Also under consideration are two ordinance changes to address repeated code enforcement violations. Due to the des...

  • 'A water parking lot' in Yarmouth: Plan proposes enhanced, money-making harbor

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council at a workshop last week heard recommendations for development of the town's waterfront property, including nearly doubling the number of moorings in Yarmouth Harbor. Representatives from Baker Design Consultants presented highlights from a plan designed to...

  • Leash law a possibility for Baxter Woods in Portland

    PORTLAND — Unfettered dog access in Baxter Woods could be on a short leash due to complaints about pet owners who may not be cleaning up after their dogs. Jeff Tarling, the city's parks and forestry operations manager, and Parks and Cemeteries Manager Joseph Dumais are preparing to m...

  • Cremations drive Evergreen Cemetery growth plans in Portland

    PORTLAND — Expansion plans at Evergreen Cemetery off Stevens Avenue include an addition that reflects the growing trend towards cremation. Cemetery Superintendent Joseph Dumais will outline the plans at a public meeting Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel off...

  • 'Wharf hounds' on the move in Portland

    Commercial fisherman Tim Brown, 59, of Portland, takes his 5-year-old mutt Buddy for a stroll last week on Custom House Wharf during a sunny, spring-like afternoon. "We're old wharf hounds," Brown said.

  • Electronic waste collection at USM on April 12

    PORTLAND — Residents of greater Portland are invited to discard unused and unwanted electronic items Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine Woodbury Campus Center, 45 Bedford St. TVs, refrigerators, phones, computers, monitors and hard drives are a...

  • Portland seeks input about acessibility

    PORTLAND — The Portland Disability Advisory Committee is seeking input about city accessibility and livability through a new online survey. The confidential survey seeks to build on a March 24 public forum on...