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  • Scarborough natural foods market expanding to Portland

    PORTLAND — For Lois and Dan Porta, opening a second Lois' Natural Marketplace isn't simply an expansion of enterpr...

  • Students put Peaks Island landmarks on the map

    PORTLAND — Students at Peaks Island Elementary School recently unveiled a new way to see the island and learn its history. The students in Charlie Marenghi’s second- and third-grade classroom spent the year making a Landmark Bike Tour brochure, marked by 24 landmarks aroun...

  • Turf wars: Health debate accompanies Portland-area artificial fields

    PORTLAND — Walking by the shuttered stands of Fitzpatrick Stadium, where final touches are now being made on a new artificial turf field, you might believe the adage: The grass really does grow greener on the other side of the fence. But some critics think recent alleged health ...

  • Falmouth doctor brings 'eat plants' message to Portland food festival

    FALMOUTH — Dr. John Herzog, an orthopedic surgeon, has a message he admits isn't all that popular in the medical field: eat only plants. Herzog, who has a practice at 202 U.S. Route 1, said people become healthier and live longer when they eat a plant-based diet. He said it is the "s...

  • Portland paving work to close East End boat launch

    PORTLAND — Boaters will be unable to use the East End launch until Monday, May 18, due to repaving work. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the lower East End Beach parking lot and lower portion of Cutter Street will be closed beginning Wednesday, May13. Grondin said work i...

  • Portland International Jetport company gets new lease on its future

    PORTLAND — From his office in the original Portland International Jetport terminal, Allyn Caruso has seen a lot of airport growth. "We used to drag race on the runway, there were so few planes coming and going," he said May 8. Caruso, the president of

  • Portland proposed budget includes fee hikes for trash bags, apartments, cemeteries, more

    PORTLAND — The municipal budget headed for a May 18 City Council vote could boost property taxes 35 cents. But total funding for the $175.3 million includes much more than the budgeted $79 million in property tax revenue, and will be raised in part through a variety of fee increases....

  • Portland pair charged in drug bust on Interstate 295

    PORTLAND — Two city residents face a variety of charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 295 in Gardiner on May 5. Andre Hicks, 27, and Michelle Bourget, 23, were arrested by Maine State Police after Bourget was stopped for speeding, state Department of Public Safety spokesman ...

  • Women nail it for Habitat in Freeport

    Kelly Boudreau hammers a nail alongside a long line of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland volunteers Friday, May 8, in Freeport. About 50 volunteers turned out for the day, which was part of National Women Build Week – a program that encourages women to help build affordable...

  • Judge denies attempt to block Cumberland beach acquisition

    CUMBERLAND — A Maine Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the town and a local land trust by the heirs to a Foreside Road beach property. "T...