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  • Portland Polar Dip rescheduled to March 14

    PORTLAND — The eighth annual Portland Polar Dip has been rescheduled to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at East End Beach. Registration for the dip begins at noon the same day. The annual event, which was postponed Feb. 21 because of ice in Casco Bay, is a fundraiser for Casco-based Camp...

  • Maine Turnpike Authority plans Falmouth projects

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Turnpike Authority will spend nearly $15 million on repairs and upgrades in the area beginning this year. The projects are all slated to begin either in the spring or summer, and have various timetables for completion. The MTA scheduled a public hearing on the pr...

  • UPDATE: Driver charged after Downeaster passenger train collides with SUV at Yarmouth crossing

    YARMOUTH — The driver of an SUV struck Monday afternoon by an Amtrak Downeaster passenger train is being charged with failure to stop at a railroad crossing. Kathleen Estabrook, 34, of Yarmouth, was the only person in the vehicle Monday...

  • Portland performance: Artist, organist to draw out Kotzschmar notes

    PORTLAND — Peter Krasinski may not be pulling out all the stops on the restored Kotzschmar organ next month at Merrill Auditorium, but he is looking forward to some musical fun. "I did give a concert here before the restoration. It is so satisfying to see the organ has kept its chara...

  • Narrow Gauge RR extends Portland lease

    PORTLAND — The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad will remain an East End waterfront fixture through 2017 after a lease extension was reached with the new owners of the former Portland Co. Complex at 80 Fore St. Angie Helton, spokeswoman for CPB2, the new owners of the property, announced t...

  • Immigration forum at Portland library

    PORTLAND — A series of forums on immigration and local economic opportunities continues Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Way, according to a press release from the World Affairs Council of Maine. The forum will feature a panel discussion...

  • Portland workshop on High, State traffic set for March 4

    PORTLAND — The final public workshop on a proposal for two-way traffic on State and High streets will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, according to project spokeswoman Carol Morris. The workshop will be held in Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way,...

  • Portland District 4 officials invite residents to coffee

    PORTLAND — District 4 City Councilor Justin Costa will be joined by School Board member Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, also of District 4, for an informal "constituent coffee" from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the session will be held at Black Cat ...

  • South Portland fire displaces 6 residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six tenants were displaced Sunday by a fire in a two-unit apartment building on Ocean Street. No injuries were reported, but "several" pet cats perished in the blaze at 143 Ocean St., according to a Fire Department statement. A department spokesman said t...

  • North Yarmouth board cuts TV feed, calls in sheriff, after more complaints over firefighter firing

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Continuing criticism of the town's December 2014 firing of one of its Fire-Rescue Department paramedics led the Board of Selectmen on Feb. 17 to cut th...