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  • 2 boats in 1

    Portland new $3.2 million fireboat, The City of Portland III, docks for the first time on Sunday at the Maine State Pier. The vessel was built in Nova Scotia at the A.F. Theriault & Sons shipyard.

  • Goodbye to Baxter

    Demolition of the old Baxter Elementary School began in earnest on Monday. Workers from Gorham Sand & Gravel started tearing down the old building as the first step toward a new neighborhood school on nearby Ocean Avenue.

  • Cumberland teenager clowns around with Circus Smirkus

    FREEPORT — Circus Smirkus will roll into town next week, bringing a troupe of clowns, jugglers and acrobats ages 10-19 to perform for the local community. Jared Mongeau, a 17-year-old clown from Cumberland, will perform for the second year on the Smirkus tour. "For me, the ...

  • Maine Eastern Railroad seeks Brunswick base property, passenger service to Augusta

    BRUNSWICK — Maine Eastern Railroad has been flying under the radar while the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster to Brunswick, and the operational funding for the passenger service, has held the attention of local officials and advocates of rail and alternative transportation for some... 6

  • Second referendum OKs $23.4M RSU 5 budget for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham approved the $23.4 million Regional School Unit 5 budget Tuesday by 242 votes after initially rejecting it nearly a month ago. More than 600 additional voters cast ballots this time, approving the fiscal year 2010 school budget 1,0...

  • Updated: Portland gets $880K federal grant to hire, retain 6 police officers

    PORTLAND — The White House announced Tuesday morning that Portland will receive more than $880,000 in stimulus money to hire or retain six police officers. Six positions were on the chopping block during budget deliberations this spring, but police unions agreed to a one-year wage...

  • Ready or not (mostly not), bring on the Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — I've always thought it might be kind of neat to run the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K. I mean, it seems like one of those defining Maine activities, as much as climbing Katahdin or making the loop through Acadia. And as a Midwestern transplant, those things seem that much c... 3

  • Cruise ships start calling on Portland this week; 45 ships, 70K tourists expected in 2009

    PORTLAND — The 2009 cruise ship season officially begins on Wednesday, July 29, when the first of two ships pull into Portland Harbor, the city announced on Monday. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said in a press release the two ships will bring about 150 tourists to Portland....

  • Safety improvements delayed a year at Portland's Riverton pool

    PORTLAND — Federally mandated safety upgrades to the Riverton Community Center pool will be delayed a year because of high project costs. The city recently learned that it will cost between $40,000 and $60,000 to upgrade two pool drains to comply with federal standards instituted...

  • 'A hard-working guy who loved people': Mainers remember department store founder R.H. Reny

    BATH — Robert H. Reny left a unique, 60-year business legacy when he died July 24 in Damariscotta at the age of 83. Reny was an enduring symbol of his chain of Renys department stores. He was affable and charismatic; quick with a smile, handshake or a roar of a laugh; had an unti...