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  • Update: Missing Portland man found in Presumpscot River

    PORTLAND — The body of a 52-year-old city man reported missing Aug. 15 was found Tuesday in the Presumpscot River, Portland Police Lt. James Sweatt said in a news release Wednesday. Robert Koch, who lived at 752 Riverside St., left his home around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15. He was repor...

  • Planned Parenthood, critics in dispute over 'escalation' of Portland protests

    PORTLAND — About a month before City Councilors may consider new regulations on protests outside the offices of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, clinic spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said intimidation of clients is increasing. “The loss of the city’s buffer zone was ...

  • Portland police offer self-defense for women

    PORTLAND — Registration is open to women who would like to take Rape Aggression Defense classes sponsored by the Portland Police Department. Held over five sessions at the Police Department at 109 Middle St., the course teaches personal safety tips and physical self-defense skills. T...

  • Unsung Hero: Walt Stinson, a good Scout

    PORTLAND — Walt Stinson was not a Boy Scout as a lad because Clinton, the rural Maine town where he spent his childhood, had no troop. Today he is on the board of directors of the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered on Johnson Road near the Portland Internat...

  • Trust completes purchase of Clapboard Island land

    FALMOUTH — As expected last week, The Maine Coast Heritage Trust on Friday, Aug. 15, officially purchased the northeast half of...

  • Drivers from Durham, Lisbon badly hurt in Topsham head-on crash

    TOPSHAM — Two women suffered serious injuries when their cars crashed head-on Aug. 14 on Route 196. Ashlee A. Cleveland, 23, of Durham, was headed westbound on Route 196 near the intersection with Old Lisbon Road when the 1995 Saturn SL she was driving crossed the center line and col...

  • Scarborough ice hockey boosters plan $5.5M indoor rink

    SCARBOROUGH — Local youth ice hockey players may soon have a rink to call home. Friends of Scarborough Hockey, a pending nonprofit, hopes to raise $5.5 million to build an ice arena to support school programs in Scarborough and surrounding communities that are struggling to get ...

  • Storm closes roads, does damage in Scarborough, South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A torrential rainstorm Wednesday night flooded roads in South Portland and Scarborough and forced dozens of streets to be closed, leaving several stranded vehicles in washed out roads. The National Weather Service in Gray reported almost 6.5 inches of rain fell at th...

  • South Portland plans war chest to defend tar sands ban against possible lawsuit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The ordinance that bars tar sands oil from the city may have only passed on July 21, but the city is already preparing for a legal...

  • Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After almost losing a grant and learning of new registration requirements, the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club is still trying to meet the demands of the town's new gun club ordinance. The town's firing range committee met Wednesday to discuss the club's site plan and...