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  • Panel gives Portland police permission to try using Tasers

    PORTLAND — City police officers will begin carrying Tasers as part of a three-month trial of the device. The City Council Public Safety Committee reviewed and approved the measure Tuesday evening, and Police Chief James Craig said officers have already started training to use the ...

  • Fresh Air Fund brings city kids to Maine families for summer fun

    The Scott family and their friends have enjoyed introducing Fresh Air Fund guest Evelyn Merino, of Queens, N.Y., to activities on the water. From left, Clara Brown, Jillian Rothweiler, Leika Scott, Merino, Chantal Scott, Gibson Scott and Jaclyn Scott. Missing from picture, Chantal Scott's husband Gr...

  • Livin' Large

    Special Olympian Susie Cloutier shows Portland Sea Dogs pitcher T.J. Large (now a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox) how to play behind the plate during a Special Olympics softball program at Loring Field in Payson Park on July 11. Large and several of his teammates brought a big-league atmosphere to ...

  • Pollution warning

    Myles Crawford paints an environmental reminder along side a storm drains in the Capisic Brook area of Portland last week. The message "No Dumping - Drains to Bay" is an educational effort by the Casco Bay Youth Conservation Corps, the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Fri...

  • RSU 5 hopes to increase budget awareness as 2nd town meeting approaches

    FREEPORT — In an effort to pass a budget before the start of the school year and keep residents engaged in the budget approval process, Regional School Unit 5 directors reduced their proposed operating budget by an additional $86,000 and have launched a get-out-the-vote campaign. The board ...

  • New book brings Falmouth history to life

    FALMOUTH — Anyone who has ever wondered how many different bridges have spanned the Presumpscot River at Allen Avenue, or where early 1800s stagecoach travelers could stop for food and drink along Blackstrap Road can now find the information easily and in one place in "Falmouth," a ...

  • Casco Bay Lines to receive $5.5M from feds for new ferry

    PORTLAND — The U.S Department of Transportation has awarded $6.8 million to the state Department of Transportation for two ferry projects, including $5.5 million for construction of a new ferry for Casco Bay Lines. The funding was announced in separate press releases by U.S. Rep. Chel...

  • Maine State Pier repair costs ride a roller coaster

    PORTLAND — As the city tries to figure out what to do with the Maine State Pier, newly released cost estimates for fixing the structure suggest the pier isn't in dire straits after all. When Portland put out a request for proposals for redevelopment of the pier in 2006, city offi...

  • The sun's out, but early rains leave some community farms with slim pickings

    BRUNSWICK — This time of year, farmer Seth Kroeck is usually handing his 226 customers at Crystal Spring Community Farm a bounty of mixed greens and vegetables every week. The customers own shares of Kroeck'...

  • 'Beirut East': State of Portland's Eastern Waterfront disturbs local developer

    PORTLAND — Just a few years ago, the city's Eastern Waterfront was a hotbed for large-scale development proposals. Now, the properties targeted for condominiums, hotels and shopping sit vacant and some observers think the atmosphere is unfriendly. "I call it Beirut East,"...