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  • India Street plan in Portland proposes historic district, new building codes, affordable housing

    PORTLAND — Combine five working groups, five goals, six vision statements, 13 principles and 14 critical actions, and the sum is the draft for creating a sustainable, mixed-use India Street neighborhood. Plans calling for the creation of a historic district, "form-based" building cod...

  • Portland campaign against underage drinking targets sellers, youth, parents

    PORTLAND — A coalition dedicated to combating underage and high-risk drinking hopes information distribution and a series of training sessions for servers, sellers and law enforcement will reduce youth access to alcohol. But the effectiveness of the effort will be difficult to gauge,...

  • Have RV, will travel for Habitat: Freeport is 46th notch on couple's tool belt

    FREEPORT — For two people who have been living in a motor home for the past two decades, Diane and George Gravlee sure like to build houses for other people. "We're living in 300 square feet, but building simple, 1,300-square-foot homes for others," Diane Gravlee said last week. ...

  • Quaker school to break ground in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — Friends School of Portland will break ground for its new home Aug. 7 at 11 U.S. Route 1. A 4 p.m. ceremony will be held at the 21-acre, forested site, near the Falmouth town line. The 15,000-square-foot facility will be "a beautiful, net-zero building based on Pas...

  • Yarmouth gives green light to Portland commuter bus

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors unanimously endorsed METRO express bus service to Portland, at an annual cost of up to $30,000. The service,

  • Portland School Board to meet on Peaks Island

    PORTLAND — The Board of Public Education on Aug. 5 will hold a business meeting on Peaks Island at the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave. The 7 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a 6 p.m. executive session. The meeting will not be broadcast live on TV3, but will ai...

  • PATHS receives aquaponics grant

    PORTLAND — Portland Arts and Technology High School received a $3,000 grant to expand its use of aquaponics, a growing system in which aquatic animals are farmed and their waste is used to cultivate plants and vegetables. "We have experimented with growing plants in this system ...

  • 'Beer Camp' and beyond: Allagash Brewing grows with a splash in Portland

    PORTLAND — These are heady days for Allagash Brewing Co. Preparing to be part of the Beer Camp Across America tour at Thompson's Point on Friday, the brewery at 50 Indust...

  • GOP taps Durham man as state House District 46 candidate

    DURHAM — Town Republicans on July 26 picked Paul Chace to replace Michael Vaughan as the party's candidate in the state House of Representatives District 46 election. Chace will face incumbent state Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, in the redrawn district, which includes North Yar...

  • Fire damages secluded home in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A July 25 electrical fire at 5 Balsam Lane was put out in time to save the home, but sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries. Despite previously published reports of two injured firefighters, Deputy Chief Paul Conley on Monday said only one firefighter was...