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  • Wal-Mart proposal includes Falmouth street overhaul

    FALMOUTH — A proposed expansion of Wal-Mart's garden center will be the subject of a public hearing at the Town Council's next regular meeting, Wednesday, April 16. The proposal also comes with a $525,000 plan to revamp Hat Trick Drive. Joan Fortin, an attorney representing Wa...

  • After 25 years, Portland’s Pepperclub restaurant is leaving town

    PORTLAND — The city’s reputation for food grows every day. But are the new, deep-pocketed bistros eating their elders? After 25 years, the Pepperclub on Middle Street is leaving Portland. “Portland is becoming a little cutthroat,” said co-owner Melissa Sawyer...

  • Assessing, budget on Falmouth council agenda

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has a full evening planned for Thursday, April 10.  First, in an executive session at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, councilors will re-open discussion on their

  • Maine Turnpike repairs to cause lane closures

    PORTLAND —  Emergency expansion joint repairs on the Maine Turnpike overpass at Forest Avenue will require southbound lane closures Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Maine Turnpike Authority spokeswoman Erin Courtney said a steel plate will be installed at the overpass a...

  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad starts making tracks from Portland to Gray

    The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad by 2016 could chug from Portland's eastern waterfront, above, to Gray, where the nonprofit company on Friday will receieve a right-of-way from Central Maine Power Co. for a former railroad bed. 1

  • Portland spending plans could raise taxes almost 3.8%

    PORTLAND — Residents could be facing a 75-cent increase in the property tax rate now that the municipal and school budgets have been introduced. City Manager Mark Rees introduced his fiscal year 2015 municipal budget Monday night, which seeks a $3.6 million increase in property tax r...

  • Portland circus college eyes opening in Sept. 2015

    PORTLAND — Start-up of the city's fledgling circus college is taking shape. Peter Nielsen, president of the Circus Conservatory of America, said Monday that construction of the planned 48,000-square-foot training complex at Thompson's Point will begin later this year, and the sc...

  • Sangillo's to appeal after Portland City Council votes to pull bar's license

    By a 5-4 vote Monday, April7, Portland city Ccuncilors denied a renewal of the liquor license for Sangillo's Tavern at 18 Hampshire St.

  • Cold weather delays construction of Route 1 bridge between Portland, Falmouth

    The new Martin's Point Bridge between Portland and Falmouth, which has been under construction for more than a year, was originally scheduled to open in mid-May, but cold temperatures in March stymied progress. The bridge, seen from the Portland side, is now expected to open sometime this summer....

  • The art of beer and bacon: College launches culinary arts program in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city’s growing restaurant and brewery scene has been receiving national acclaim for at least five years. Now, Maine College of Art is launching a culinary arts program downtown. “Portland attracts foodies from all over the world. We are in the midst ...