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  • Buyers of Cumberland beach property win time to close deal

    CUMBERLAND — Three days before the deal's disputed deadline, a Maine Superior Court judge on Monday ruled that the potential buyers of 100 acres of shorefront property along Foreside Road can have more time to complete the sale. The extension means the buyers, Peter Anastos and&...

  • Widgery Wharf owner hauls his last traps

    PORTLAND — Old habits die hard. In David MacVane's case, they don't even retire. “I got a built-in clock, I wake at up three o'clock,” MacVane said Oct. 24, as he nibbled a breakfast croissant at Cia Cafe in the Knightville neighborhood of South Portland. MacVane, ...

  • Ecomaine awards $1 million in rebates

    PORTLAND — With a windfall of $199,120, Portland heads the list of communities receiving rebates from ecomaine, according to an Oct. 21 press release from the regional waste-to-energy company. The company, owned by 20 Cumberland and York county communities, also set aside $500,0...

  • Where to vote Nov. 4

    PORTLAND — An "off-year" election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, may seem anything but that, as city voters will be asked to choose a governor, a U.S. senator, the U.S. 1st District representative, two members of the state Senate, eight members of the state House of Representatives, two City Council m...

  • Portland gets $50K grant to feed kids

    PORTLAND — City after-school and summer meal programs for children recently got a boost with a $50,000 grant from the National League of Cities, Mayor Michael Brennan announced Friday, Oct. 24. Awarded to the city Health and Human Services Department, the grant is part of a league ef...

  • Open spaces open to discussion at 3 meetings

    PORTLAND — The first of three public meetings on the nature and future uses of city-owned open spaces was held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Riverton Community Center. The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Reiche Elementary School, 166 Brackett ...

  • Hillary Clinton rallies Scarborough crowd in support of Michaud

    SCARBOROUGH — Hillary Clinton drew a crowd of about 1,400 to Scarborough High School Oct. 24 as she led a rally in support of gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine. The former U.S. secretary of state, senator, presidential candidate and first lady said Michaud, runn...

  • Brunswick firm plans senior housing for former Navy hotel

    BRUNSWICK — Local elder-care provider Rousseau Enterprises intends to convert the former U.S. Navy hotel at Brunswick Landing into a 122-apartment building.  The project, Coastal Landing Apartments, was approved by a Sept. 25 Brunswick Planning Department staff review. The ...

  • Brunswick Cook's Corner road cost estimate: $2.2M

    BRUNSWICK — A public road project proposed to open land for development in Cook's Corner could cost more than $2.2 million, according to a preliminary engineering report. The new projection is roughly $600,000 more than earlier estimates. Town officials stressed that the figur...

  • Former Navy housing fills niche in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A little more than two years after going on the market, close to half of the former U.S. Navy housing in the McKeen Street neighborhood has been sold.  As of the end of September, 108 of 232 homes in the McKeen Street Landing development were sold and four more ...