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  • LePage skips candidates forum on heating fuel in Portland

    PORTLAND — An energy forum billed as the first time Maine’s three candidates for governor would speak in the same place did not come off as planned Friday. Republican Gov. Paul LePage abruptly declined to participate in the forum about policy on home heating, energy and the env...

  • Night paving to close part of Franklin Street in Portland

    PORTLAND — Nightly paving work will close a lane of Franklin Street for nearly two weeks beginning Sunday, Sept. 14. Crews will be milling and repaving the arterial from Fox and Somerset streets to Middle Street from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Franklin Street will be restricted to two lanes of tr...

  • Scarborough neighborhood a new strategy for Habitat for Humanity

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland could break ground as soon as this winter on its largest project to date, a 13-home affordable neighborhood at 75 Broadturn Road. Representatives from Habitat, the ...

  • Remembering 9/11 in Freeport

    Police Chief Gerald Schofield addresses military members, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, town officials, and members of the public who came together for a ceremony of 9/11 remembrance Thursday morning at the Freeport Fire Department. Schofield thanked the Freeport Flag Ladies, who were seat...

  • Portland remembers 9/11

    An American flag flies at half staff Thursday above Central Station and the Portland Fireman's Monument on Congress Street in Portland. Gov. Paul LePage ordered flags flown at half staff to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Scarborough makes Dunstan history a priority

    SCARBOROUGH — Owners of historic property may get help from the town to better preserve sites and structures. As a first step, the ad-hoc Historic Preservation Committee plans to hold a forum for owners of structures of historic interest. The outreach meeting, to be held ...

  • Scarborough fire blamed on electrical problem

    SCARBOROUGH — A three-alarm fire that ravaged Scarborough Commons at 153 U.S. Route 1 for nearly nine hours Monday caused at least $1 million worth of damage, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety. Fire Chief Michael Thurlow and Sgt. Tim York, an investigator w...

  • Cape gun club gets easier path to building permits

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Sept. 8 granted exceptions to a new town ordinance that allow the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club to obtain building permits before receiving its license to operate. The decision allows the club to make safety improvements in a more timely matter, since...

  • South Portland eyes environmental initiatives

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council indicated support Monday for environmental initiatives including the lease of electric vehicles and hiring a full-time sustainability coordinator. Councilors also received an update on the possible consolidation of bus systems in greater Portlan...

  • School chief: Charter school enrollments burden Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The number of students who have left Brunswick public schools for charter schools has nearly doubled since last year, placing a growing financial burden on the School Department, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said Wednesday. Perzanoski told the School Board 47 Brunswick ...