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  • 13 Portland businesses cited for underage liquor sales

    PORTLAND — Thirteen businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors during police compliance checks from Sept. 3-17. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said police were helped by underage volunteers from Southern Maine Community College in South Portland when visiting 143 stores.

  • Preble Street candidate forums continue

    PORTLAND — Breakfast candidate forums at Preble Street Resource Center will continue Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., with a visit by independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. The 20th annual “You Don’t Need a Home to Vote” series, organized by Homeless Voices fo...

  • Bikes on the boulevard and beyond

    Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, right, rides with a group of of about 20 people, including three other councilors, Sunday on Baxter Boulevard, part of a  city-wide ride organized by the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to visit recently built bike routes at Thomps...

  • Democrats reject Falmouth's Dench for UMaine board of trustees

    AUGUSTA — Democrats on the Legislature’s Education Committee rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench to the University of Maine System board of trustees after a contentious hearing on Friday. The 8-6 party-line vote goes to the full Senate on Tuesday, Sept. ...

  • Correction

    The Sept. 19 article "Cape Elizabeth seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless" should have said Cape Elizabeth denies Verizon's claim the town violated the federal Spectrum Act.

  • Scarborough student arrested on knife charges

    SCARBOROUGH — An 18-year-old Scarborough High School student was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 23, for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon. According to police, a bus driver was alerted by several students that Jonathan Germano was sharpening a knife while on the bus. Police said ...

  • South Portland mulls tar sands findings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although the City Council accepted recommendations of the Draft Ordinance Committee earlier this year, the council was not as eager to act on the issues brought forth during a Sept. 22 workshop. The DOC was formed in February to tackle issues around the potentia...

  • School board gets new options for Brunswick school construction

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members are now considering a multitude of options to expand classroom space for Brunswick elementary students. The rough proposals, presented to the board at a special meeting Wednesday, range from basic repairs of existing schools to new construction.

  • Dunning Street tenants hope to return by next week

    BRUNSWICK — A week after tenants of a downtown apartment building were evacuated from their homes by Brunswick authorities, the property's owner is hoping to resolve life-safety code violations identified by the Fire Department. In an interview Wednesday, Bud Moody, the property...

  • Withdrawal vote colors Freeport school board election

    FREEPORT — Four candidates are on the ballot in November for two open seats on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors. Incumbents Nelson Larkins and Beth Parker will be working to keep their seats from challengers Charly Haversat Matheson and Lindsay Sterling. With Free...