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  • Portland Irish center gets $10K preservation grant

    PORTLAND — Things are looking up at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. “There is a lot of good news and we are looking to share it,” Vinny O'Malley, a center advisory council member, said Monday in advance of a Wednesday news conference with Mayor Michael Bren...

  • High school counselor is Bath Citizen of the Year

    BATH — A Morse High School guidance counselor and the organizers of Bath Random Acts of Kindness Day were among those who were honored Saturday on Citizen Involvement Day. The 16th annual awards ceremony was held at Waterfront Park as part of

  • Falmouth police use con to find contractor accused of fraud

    FALMOUTH — Police used a sting operation to arrest a man facing several complaints for home-repair fraud. Richard Myers, 41, was arrested Oct. 8 without incident at a local bar, police said. Myers is accused of taking money to do home repairs and never doing the work. He ...

  • Condominiums considered for Gray Road in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Oct. 7 received a pre-application sketch plan for a a new three-lot, 22-unit residential development off Gray Road. The property, being developed by Turning Point Development, is about a quarter of a mile north of Leighton Road. There's already a...

  • India Street plan heads to Portland council, with some dissent

    PORTLAND — A long-considered study about preserving the India Street neighborhood will be submitted to the full City Council on Monday, Oct. 20. But the India Street Sustainable Neighborhood Plan does not have unanimous support from the committee that created it. "We pushed th...

  • South Portland firefighter in training

    Jackson Hackett, 2, of South Portland, douses mock flames Saturday, Oct. 11, with the help of his father, Aaron Hackett, during an open house at the South Portland Fire Department's Central Station on Broadway. The annual event, which coincided with National Fire Prevention Week, featured equipme...

  • Falmouth Police Department adds prescription drug drop-off

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department now has a receptacle where unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at anytime. No questions are asked and individuals will not be asked to identify themselves.  The dispatcher in the communications center, 2 Marshall Drive, will indic...

  • Portland seen as future hub for medical data

    PORTLAND — Medical data and diagnostics may entail a lot of things, but for Mayor Michael Brennan, it boils down to business. "We will shape the future economy of the city and state," Brennan said Oct. 8, when he announced that Growing Portland, a collaborative effort of businesses, ...

  • Falmouth panels ponder future uses of town land

    FALMOUTH — Two town committees came together in a non-traditional meeting last week to discuss what the future of Falmouth might look like. The Long Range Planning Advisory Committee and Community Development Committee met Oct. 9 for the town's first outreach meeting on developm...

  • Incumbent Portland Democrat faces GOP, Green challengers in House District 36

    PORTLAND — Seeking her third, two-year term in the Maine House of Representatives, Democratic State Rep. Denise Harlow puts a lot of stock in her independence. “I'm a dissenting voice a lot of times, I think we need people to take a stand,” said Harlow, 43, the daughter o...