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  • Portland City Council gives mandate to Congress Square study group

    PORTLAND — The future of Congress Square will not be on the Nov. 4 ballot, but an expanded committee is now expected to provide its assessment of the property two weeks after the election. In two brief sessions Monday that will be the only City Council meetings this month, councilors...

  • Bath library offers college applicants pizza, pity

    BATH — Patten Free Library will host its second annual "Pizza Pity Party" from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. But the point of the gathering is not just to down cheese-laden slices, but for this fall's high school seniors to learn about the college application process. "We had a g...

  • Portland panel ponders 2-way traffic on State, High streets

    PORTLAND — From his frame shop at the corner of State and Pine streets, owner Tim Hussey gets a daily view of traffic passing through Longfellow Square. "I see one rear-ender a week," Hussey said Aug. 1 as he considered the effects of returning State Street to two-way traffic.

  • Topsham selectmen: 1 running again, 1 uncertain

    TOPSHAM — With nomination papers available Aug. 13 for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors elections, some board members are undecided about whether to seek re-election. David Douglass confirmed via email July 28 that he plans to seek a sec...

  • Tandem Coffee to expand to Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — Everything Will and Kathleen Pratt have been brewing in East Bayside will soon be wafting uphill to the West End. The owners of Tandem Coffee Roasters, which opened two years ago, are preparing a new bakery and cafe at 742 Congress St. It is expected to open this month.

  • Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Dept. to hold 21st annual auction

    HARPSWELL — The Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department will hold its 21st annual auction and yard sale Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10. The weekend includes a silent auction and food, but the real exc...

  • Petition to repeal Cumberland contract zone makes progress

    CUMBERLAND — A petition for a voter referendum to repeal a contract zone agreement has about half the signatures it needs, one of the campaign's organizers said July 30. The Town Council on July 14 unanimously approved the agreement with developer Justin Fletcher, who plans to split ...

  • Portland ceremony to mark Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal expansion

    PORTLAND — The celebration comes Thursday at the expanded Casco Bay Lines terminal off Commercial Street, but General Manager Hank Berg said the difference is already clear to see. "I characterize this year as transformational," Berg said Aug. 1 as a sea breeze swept past opened door...

  • Freeport garden-to-table program casts a healthy spell on kids

    Stephanie O'Neil helps Thomas Robinson, 4, pick a cucumber as his sister Avery, left, waits for her turn in the garden. O'Neil runs Farm to Table Kids, a program that with the help of area restaurants teaches kids the benefits of growing and eating their own food.

  • Ethics panel rejects complaint against Falmouth Democrats

    FALMOUTH — The state Ethics Commission ruled July 31 the town Democratic Committee did not violate any campaign laws in its endorsement of state Senate candidate Catherine Breen. Breen won the June 10 Democratic primary in Senate District 25, defeating Yarmouth resident Steve Wo...