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  • State ready to begin widening Portland's Exit 7; activists want trail access

    PORTLAND — Widening of the northbound and southbound off ramps at Exit 7 of Interstate 295 should begin later this year, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Work on the ramps at Franklin Arterial is intended to relieve traffic jams at the heavily used exit, MDOT p...

  • Portland Public Library seeks new 'friends'

    PORTLAND — Friends of Portland Public Library launched a membership drive May 14. The new organization hopes to gain at least 400 members in its first year. Friends President Ted Spitzer, who is also a member of the library Board of Trustees, said this week that library officials ...

  • Correction

    Last week's Falmouth Police Beat should have reported that Kyra Pardue was arrested on 4/15 at 4:56 p.m. on charges of robbery and assault at Rainbow Toys. Juliette Steinbach is the owner of Rainbow Toys.

  • Portland police say man had rifle behind school

    PORTLAND — A police officer making his normal rounds at Portland High School Monday morning came across a man who was allegedly loading a high power rifle in the alley behind the downtown school. Officer Steve Black, a resource officer at the high school, was in Freshman Alley aro...

  • SAD 75 board OKs $36M budget, including laptop computers for high school students

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $36.3 million budget for fiscal 2010. The budget – which must still be approved at a district budget meeting Saturday, May 30, and by a budget validation referendum Tuesday, June 9 – ...

  • Skowhegan man to be arraigned Monday for South Portland shooting death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A 50-year-old Skowhegan man accused of killing a South Portland man is free on bail after turning himself in to authorities on Tuesday. Malcolm "Bruce" LaVallee-Davidson is scheduled to be arraigned on a manslaughter charge in Cumberland County Superior...

  • Scarborough students' fundraiser to benefit Preble Street Resource Center

    SCARBOROUGH — Empty bowls can mean full plates for many who would otherwise go hungry. The Empty Bowls Project, out of North Carolina, is a national effort to combat hunger by encouraging participants to...

  • Safe at home

    An osprey that nests on top of the center field lights at Morse High School took a lap around the ball fields and returned home to roost under clear skies last week. (Roger S. Duncan photo)

  • Cape Elizabeth council needs more time on business zone, traffic signal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Monday postponed a decision on a Business-A zoning overhaul and further deferred discussion on installing a traffic signal at the town center intersection. A public hearing on the BA overhaul, which includes the rezoning of 553 Shore Road into the...

  • Scarborough gathering set to encourage small businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — By maintaining strong connections with each other, sharing strategies and working collaboratively to combat the effects of a poor economy, small businesses can increase their chances for success and growth during hard times. That's the message organizer Karen D'Andre...