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  • Maine high court to rule on smart meter challenge

    PORTLAND — The final say on the public health risks of "smart meters" lies with the state supreme court. After opponents of a Maine Public Utilities Commission decision on the safety of the electricity meters filed

  • Roots run deep at Falmouth's thriving garden centers

    FALMOUTH — While it's difficult for small businesses to survive, two local gardening supply businesses have found a way to thrive. Skillins Greenhouses, a fifth-generation family-owned business, opened in 1885. Based at 89 Foreside Road, the bus...

  • Suspect in Portland recording studio shooting held without bail

    PORTLAND — The suspect in the death of one person and the shooting of another May 25 at an Old Port recording studio remained in Cumberland County Jail Tuesday without bail. Johnny Ouch, 20, of Westbrook, was indicted July 10 by a Cumberland County grand jury in the murder of Treyjon...

  • Chocolate Church in Bath uses crowd-funding to stage 'HMS Pinafore'

    BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center is looking for a little help from its friends for its September production, Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore." The 804 Washington St. theater for the first time is employing crowd-funding, or procuring donations from many people via the ...

  • Topsham selectmen OK police radar units, job consolidation

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on July 16 unanimously supported the purchase of police radar units, and combining two part-time positions into one full-time role. The Police Department plans to buy seven radar units to replace aging devices. The department will spend $18,000 from c...

  • 10 evicted from condemned Portland apartment building

    PORTLAND — The city condemned an apartment building on Washington Avenue on Friday, telling a family of eight, the owner and his son that they must vacate the building because it was deemed “unfit for human habitation.” Building owner Isely Lamour was given the eight-page...

  • Portland vendors push food carts in new directions

    PORTLAND — Two of Portland's newest food carts are dishing out some rather interesting takes on otherwise ordinary street foods. Snappy's Tube Steaks, which served its first customers on June 27, is a "truckster" – something between a truck and a cart – that ser...

  • Ship-shape on Portland Harbor, 'hard knocks' on the high seas

    A Portland Fire Department boat welcomes the schooner Bowdoin during the parade of sail at the opening of Tall Ships Portland 2015 on Saturday, July 18.

  • After the fireworks: Late evening at Yarmouth Clam Festival carnival

    What happens after the fireworks end and people return home from the carnival? At the Yarmouth Clam Festival on Saturday night, the crowds thinned, but the rides kept spinning until 10:30 p.m.

  • Swimmers span Peaks to Portland in peak fashion

    Scarborough resident Jeff Small approaches East End Beach on Saturday, July 18, during the Peaks to Portland swim race. Small finished 27th. James Yeomans, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, finished first — his fifth consecutive win.