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  • Investigators: 2 boys set fire in basement of Bath home

    BATH — Investigators believe a fire that

  • 'Banner year' for Yarmouth Clam Festival

    YARMOUTH — Last weekend's 49th annual Clam Festival, with its 6,000 pounds of clams and 145 craft show booths, attracted one of its biggest turnouts in recent years. According to Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carolyn Schuster, there were 130,000-150,000 people ...

  • 2 men sought after Portland armed robbery

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking two men in connection with a Sunday night home invasion and armed robbery at 66 Smith St. Lt. James Sweatt said Monday in a press release that no one was hurt in the 9:30 p.m. incident, although the alleged robbers fired a shot that struck the door of an...

  • Could Portland go for Olympic gold in 2024?

    PORTLAND — The cities and the years are almost synonymous. Sochi 2014. London 2012. Atlanta 1996. Can you say, "Portland 2024"? The region could be a site of international Olympic competition 10 years from now, after Boston last month advanced to the short list of U.S. cities ...

  • Portland GOP, Greens replace candidates

    PORTLAND — City Republicans and Green Independent Party members have filled openings on the November ballot caused by post-primary candidate withdrawals. Brackett Street resident Thomas Loring is now the Republican candidate in House District 38, replacing Daniel J. Olson. The...

  • November referendum unlikely in Portland on sale of Congress Square Park

    PORTLAND — A nearly 90-minute City Council workshop Monday evening showed there are many directions the future of Congress Square Park could follow. The least likely is the Nov. 4 referendum ballot. “I didn’t hear anybody tonight say they wanted to start that proce...

  • Spark grows for electric vehicles in greater Portland

    PORTLAND — Turning over a new Leaf has worked well for Scarborough resident Marc Lausier. "I can say with confidence that I’ll never own a gas-powered car again,” Lausier said, standing next to his Nissan Leaf outside Revision Energy on Presumpscot Street. Lausier ...

  • Downtown Bath playground proposal goes to economic development panel

    BATH — A proposal for a playground and parking area at the vacant former YMCA property on Summer Street is going to the city's Economic Development Committee. The panel will determine to what degree the land can be developed, and how that might impact the plan as presented to the Cit...

  • Portland-based aviation camp turns kids into fliers

    PORTLAND — When Tim Lesiege took over two years ago as director of Portland's Maine ACE Camp, a week-long summer session for aspiring aviators, he was excited about the opportunity to teach kids about all aspects of the aeronautics industry. Lesiege, who every summer takes a wee...

  • South Portland City Council enacts tar sands ban, but 'fight is not over'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city made history July 21 when city councilors voted 6-1 for a land-use ordinance designed to prevent the bulk loading of tar sands oil on the waterfront. The law – widely expected to be challenged by the oil industry – makes South...