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  • Cremations drive Evergreen Cemetery growth plans in Portland

    PORTLAND — Expansion plans at Evergreen Cemetery off Stevens Avenue include an addition that reflects the growing trend towards cremation. Cemetery Superintendent Joseph Dumais will outline the plans at a public meeting Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel off...

  • 'Wharf hounds' on the move in Portland

    Commercial fisherman Tim Brown, 59, of Portland, takes his 5-year-old mutt Buddy for a stroll last week on Custom House Wharf during a sunny, spring-like afternoon. "We're old wharf hounds," Brown said.

  • Electronic waste collection at USM on April 12

    PORTLAND — Residents of greater Portland are invited to discard unused and unwanted electronic items Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine Woodbury Campus Center, 45 Bedford St. TVs, refrigerators, phones, computers, monitors and hard drives are a...

  • Portland seeks input about acessibility

    PORTLAND — The Portland Disability Advisory Committee is seeking input about city accessibility and livability through a new online survey. The confidential survey seeks to build on a March 24 public forum on...

  • Friends of Casco Bay seek water quality monitors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Volunteers interested in monitoring water quality in Casco Bay are invited to attend a five-hour training session beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Southern Maine Community College. The Friends of Casco Bay is seeking help monitoring water at 40 sites along ...

  • Scarborough man charged with vandalizing I-295 sound barrier in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police believe they have found the person responsible for painting graffiti on the Interstate 295 sound barrier last year. Chief Edward Googins announced at a press conference April 4 that William O’Brien, 25, of Pine Point Road, Scarborough, was charged A...

  • South Portland bank ATM mistakenly advances $37K to homeless man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A malfunctioning ATM at a TD Bank branch in South Portland spit out more than $37,000 to a homeless man Thursday morning, a police official confirmed. Lt. Todd Bernard of the South Portland Police Department said Friday morning that officers were first called to the ...

  • Maine tourism executive to speak in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Vaughn Stinson, the chief executive officer of the Maine Tourism Association, will speak at a luncheon to be held by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber on Wednesday, April 9, at the Inn at Brunswick, 4 Noble St. The event, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., costs $20 for chamber me...

  • Gerzofsky, Priest to hold Brunswick office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and state Rep. Charles Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold public office hours from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 5, at the Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St.  Gerzofsky, in his third term, represents Senate District 10, which i...

  • Dog owners growl at first reading of tighter Scarborough leash law

    SCARBOROUGH — The first reading of long-awaited amendments to the ordinance on leash laws for dogs on town beaches was met with vocal public protest inside and outside Wednesday night's Town Council meeting. In addition to considering five measures related to changing anima...