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  • Portland traffic workshop planned Sept. 8

    PORTLAND — A public workshop on the possible reintroduction of two-way traffic on High and State streets will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the State of Maine Room at Portland City Hall. The scope and methods of the study will be detailed along with initial data from traffic ...

  • Robbie Foundation fundraiser at Payson Park Sept. 13

    PORTLAND — The second annual 5K run, ride and fun run to benefit the Scarborough-based Robbie Foundation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in Payson Park. The event benefits the foundation, which provides adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and other services for speci...

  • Portland stair-climb to honor 9/11 firefighters

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to join city firefighters making 10 climbs of stairs inside One Monument Square, beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Sponsored by the Portland Fire Department and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the climb up 11 floors, 10 times, will make ...

  • Workshop to detail Portland public art plan

    PORTLAND — A temporary public art piece to be installed in Lincoln Park in June 2015 will be discussed at a 5:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Alice Spencer of the Temporary Portland Art Committee said the art will be installed near the...

  • Hill-Christian to be acting city manager in Portland

    PORTLAND — Deputy City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian awaits only a Wednesday, Sept. 3 City Council vote to be named acting city manager. The vote is scheduled immediately after councilors formally accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Rees, who will step down that day. Hill-Chr...

  • Brunswick pair charged with federal tax-evasion scheme

    BRUNSWICK — A federal grand jury indicted two Brunswick men in their 70s for allegedly conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. David E. Robinson, 75, and F. William Messier, 70, are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. ...

  • Cape Elizabeth panel suggests relief from town ordinance for gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee will ask the Town Council to give the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club an exception from new town regulations, so the club can start building safety walls as soon as possible. The committee on Aug. 22 reworded the gun club ordinance, which re...

  • Friction continues as Scarborough beach dog rules evolve

    SCARBOROUGH — As the first summer with new leash laws and a beach monitoring program comes to a close, the Canine Education and Enforcement Committee is prepared to make recommendations for improving the welfare of dogs and endangered birds on town beaches. Over t...

  • Maine DEP chief questions plan for Downeaster train barn in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The commissioner of Maine's Department of Environmental Protection is demanding that the agency overseeing Downeaster passenger rail service explain how it will address several potential problems related to a train layover facility planned near a west Brunswick neighborhood....

  • Scarborough library to celebrate 25 years

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library will host a series of events throughout the month of September to celebrate 25 years at 48 Gorham Road. On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Scarborough Ground...