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  • USM students hope Portland trail creates a wave of awareness about sea-level rise

    PORTLAND — Students at the University of Southern Maine will unveil a temporary trail downtown with some big ambitions. The King Tides Trail, which will officially open on Dec. 8 and remain in place until Jan. 23, is a four-mile trail from Bayside to the Old Port. And while it w...

  • Thanksgiving Day fire heavily damages Bath fire captain’s home

    BATH — Firefighters from nine communities responded to the home of Bath Fire Capt. David Hudson on Thursday evening, Nov. 27, after Hudson’s family reported a fire just as they finished Thanksgiving dinner. The blaze heavily damaged the residence. Bat...

  • Brunswick man dies in Harpswell crash

    HARPSWELL — A Brunswick man died Saturday night, Nov. 29, after he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an SUV at an intersection on Harpswell Islands Road. Police identified Eric Allred, 28, as the deceased driver in a Sunday afternoon news release. ...

  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appearance by...

  • Libbytown future topic of Portland workshop

    PORTLAND — Growth in Libbytown along outer Congress Street will be the topic of a Dec. 11 public workshop at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. The 6 p.m. workshop is part of the larger Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System Land Use and Transit Technical Assistance...

  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • 2-alarm fire damages Scarborough home

    SCARBOROUGH — Firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze on Woodfield Drive on Thursday evening. Several communities sent mutual aid to assist, according to the Scarborough Fire Department Facebook page. Broadturn Road was closed between Holmes Road and Longmeadow Drive. ...

  • Thanksgiving Day runners make Hay in Portland

    A pack of runners, some dressed in holiday costumes, round the Hay Building in Congress Square on Thursday morning, Nov. 27, during the 33rd annual Portland Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler road race. A two-mile loop led runners on a serpentine, two-lap course through the Old Port. More than 1,100 runner...

  • Portland road race, tree lighting to require street closings

    PORTLAND — Several downtown street closures are planned Thursday and Friday for annual holiday events. On Thursday, more than 1,500 runners are expected to take part in the Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler road race. The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8:30-10...

  • Natural gas utility pledges to help Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth customers failed by defunct contractor

    CUMBERLAND — The utility bringing natural gas service to Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth on Wednesday said it will reimburse customers for deposits they paid for work that remains incomplete because a contractor went out of business. Contractor David Ireland of David Ireland Builde...