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  • New Hampshire man admits starting fires in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to two counts of arson for fires that destroyed more than two dozen businesses in January at 500 Route 1 in Yarmouth and at a York office building. He also pleaded guilty to a third count of po...

  • Veranda Street bridge to close June 24 for up to 3 months

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street bridge will close for three months next week so crews can replace the 1920s-era span. Maine Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Wentworth said the street will be closed to vehicular traffic for about three months starting on Wednesday, June 24....

  • Speed dating for a good cause launches in Portland

    PORTLAND — April LaFrance noticed what many members of the city's young adult population have come to accept as a depressing truth in an otherwise fabulous town: the dating scene leaves much to be desired. "I have a lot of single friends and found that it is especially difficult ...

  • South Portland firefighter dies on duty

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Hundreds of people attended funeral services Tuesday in Biddeford for a South Portland firefighter who died on duty last week.  Fire Department spokesman Lt. Robb Couture said Debra Cole had a stroke and collapsed while working an overtime shift on June 10 at th...

  • SAD 75 board votes to close West Harpswell School

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted Thursday night to close the West Harpswell School after the 2009-2010 school year. The vote was 13-1, with Jane Meisenbach casting the dissenting vote. School board members said the decision was...

  • Brunswick High School Class of 2009

    Members of the Brunswick High School Class of 2009 take their seats in Farley Field House at Bowdoin College on June 5 at the start of commencement ceremonies. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Police plan June 17 community forum

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department has scheduled a community forum on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m., at the Community Center to discuss crime trends and other issues. A press release from the department said the purpose is to develop a mutual understanding between police ...

  • City to hold public forum on armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A community forum about the future of the former National Guard Armory will be held Wednesday, June 17, from 7-9 p.m., in the council chambers of City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. City officials are considering rezoning the armory and about 2.5 acres of land, purchased...

  • Library Friends to hold annual book sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Thousands of "gently used" books will be for sale at the Friends of the Scarborough Public Library's annual book sale. Offering a wide variety of genres and subjects, the sale is a great opportunity to stock up on summer reading while keeping down the cost. ...