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  • Confidence takes root at nomadic South Portland Farmers' Market

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Farmers' Market, in its fourth year, third location, and on a new day, is getting mixed – but optimistic – reviews. The outdoor market, held Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at City Hall, has unofficially attracted at least 100 customer...

  • Bowdoin College professor: Ranavirus killed 200,000 tadpoles in Brunswick pond

    BRUNSWICK — It resembled something out of a science fiction movie, but the science behind a massive die-off of tadpoles in a local pond is shockingly real, according to a Bowdoin College biology professor. An estimated 200,000 wood frog tadpoles died in a pond in his backyard over a ...

  • Condon garden to be rededicated in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden will be rededicated on Saturday with a butterfly release. The garden behind Town Hall is in memory of Elizabeth "Beth" Condon, a 15-year-old girl who was killed on Aug. 28, 1993, by a drunk driver while walking on U.S. Ro...

  • Portland developers seek zoning change for Munjoy Hill housing-commercial project

    PORTLAND — What is now an auto service center at 155 Washington Ave. could become the newest entry in the burgeoning Munjoy Hill housing market. Developers Ronald Gan and Jed Rathband are seeking a zoning change for two lots near the corner of Washington Avenue and Cove Street to bui...

  • Agency revises Downeaster train barn panel, proceeds with Brunswick plan

    PORTLAND — The agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster voted Monday to revise its Brunswick train barn advisory group, broadening the panel's scope and membership. At the same time, however, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority board members made it clear they are moving ahea...

  • Falmouth library seeks Nov. 4 vote on expansion

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday was receptive to a request from the Falmouth Memorial Library board to hold a voter referendum on a bond for library expansion, but showed concern about the board's ability to fund half the project. Board President Mark Porada asked the council t...

  • Cumberland voters to decide $3M public beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — After lengthy and sometimes heated discussion Monday, the Town Council voted unanimously to send a proposed $3 million purchase of beach property to voters in November. But public opinion was much more divided, and often critical. Some residents criticized the spe...

  • Freeport celebrates blueberries this weekend

    FREEPORT — The Summer Blueberry Festival will kick off with a free concert by the Chandler Military Band on Friday night, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the South Freeport Church. The Half Moon Jug will also perform at the festival, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3 The local band will take th...

  • Wood-chipping available on Portland islands next week

    PORTLAND — Residents of the city's coastal islands can reduce the risk of wildfires by having brush and debris chipped by city crews next week. The federally funded Defensible Space Chipping Program begins Monday, Aug. 4, on Cushing Island. Residents can place cleared brush curbside ...

  • Harpswell to update Comprehensive Plan

    HARPSWELL — Emerging trends driven by climate change, including sea level rise and invasive species, are among issues town officials would like addressed in a new Comprehensive Plan. At their July 24 meeting, the Board of Selectmen endorsed moving ahead with a new Comp Plan, at ...