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  • Portland police investigating armed robberies

    PORTLAND — A trio of armed robberies last week remain under investigation by police. In separate press releases, Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said the robberies occurred July 15 and 17, with the two most recent happening within an hour of each other near Back Cove. In t...

  • South Portland easement will preserve open space in Thornton Heights

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors began the process Monday night of establishing a formal open space policy. In addition to presenting a list of more than 250 potential parcels for preservation, City Manager Jim Gailey proposed the city grant an easement to the South Portland Lan...

  • South Portland board approves STRIVE expansion

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday approved the site plan for an expansion of the STRIVE campus at 28 Foden Rd. The project will enable the nonprofit to grow its services for teens and young adult...

  • Navy: Former Brunswick explosives site safe to use

    BRUNSWICK — From 1981-2004, the U.S. Navy used an area called "Site 12" at the Brunswick Naval Air Station for the open-air detonation of small amounts of ordnance. Now, some are saying the site is safe to use for recreation. The Navy presented its case on Wednesday at a ...

  • Bath council OKs contract zone for Huse School housing

    BATH — The City Council will vote next month on an affordable housing tax increment financing district for a proposed rental housing complex at the former John E.L. Huse Memorial School. In the meantime, the council on Wednesday unanimously approved allowing contract zoning in the ci...

  • Study: Morse High School in Bath not fit for renovation or expansion

    BATH — The Morse High School property is not suitable for replacement or expansion of either the school or its technical center, a site study has concluded. As a result, three other sites are being considered for a new school. The study of the school and the Bath Regional Care...

  • Board OKs assisted living facility at Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved an application for a new assisted living facility at Brunswick Landing. The Avita memory care facility will be developed by the Portland-based Sandy River Co. The board had

  • South Portland brewery aims for October launch

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An auto technician, a landscape contractor and a state government employee walk into a bar.  The framework of an otherwise overused joke describes the inception of the

  • Cape Elizabeth question: To line or not to line?

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Monday sent the Fort Williams Advisory Commission a resident's request that a center line be painted on the park entrance road to increase safety. Councilors didn't have a recommendation, because there have been no reported accidents in the park an...

  • Truck overturns on Falmouth exit ramp

    Southbound Exit 10 on Interstate 295 in Falmouth remained closed Wednesday afternoon, several hours after a truck carrying peat moss overturned on the ramp approaching Bucknam Road. Crews were working to remove the load and right the truck. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCa...