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  • Sprinkler extinguishes Falmouth electrical fire

    FALMOUTH — The Fire-EMS Department responded to a fire Sunday, Nov. 9, at 12:29 p.m. in a multi-use commercial building at 196 U.S. Route 1. Crews found the building evacuated, according to a press release. Occupants of Foreside Fitness Center reported a burning odor and a light...

  • Portland bar's license appeal lasts 2 days, decision could take months

    PORTLAND — Is Sangillo's just a regular neighborhood tavern, threatened by developers and gentrification at its 18 Hampshire St. setting? Or has it become a magnet for disorderly conduct that should be shut down because of repeated breaches of the neighborhood peace? Those are...

  • Portland library offers ACA assistance

    PORTLAND — Questions about the Affordable Care Act and how to sign up will be answered each Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon through Feb. 12, 2015, at the Portland Public Library. Rachael Weyand, the library programming manager, Monday announced a Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator vo...

  • North Yarmouth taps West Bath chief to head fire-rescue department

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Gregory Payson of Topsham will start work as North Yarmouth's new fire-rescue chief on Nov. 24. Currently chief of the West Bath Fire-Rescue Department, Payson replaces Ricky Plummer, who left North Yarmouth in September to become fire chief in Old Orchard Beach....

  • Portland middle school students take hunger relief into their own hands

    PORTLAND — Students at Lyman Moore Middle School are spearheading a program to make sure none of their peers go hungry. It started as a lesson last year for seventh graders about the effects of global poverty and food insecurity. But after two students researched a health proble...

  • Portland schools-business partnership promotes STEM learning

    PORTLAND — Students, teachers, and business representatives from around the city gathered at the Ocean Gateway Terminal Monday for a first-of-its-kind education exposition. The Portland Public Schools, in partnership with EnviroLogix, held the first STEM Exposition, which showca...

  • Vigil for Portland fire victims set for Nov. 11

    PORTLAND — A vigil for the victims, families and survivors of the Nov. 1 fire at 20-24 Noyes St. will be held in nearby Longfellow Park at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Longfellow Park is at the intersection of Noyes, Longfellow and Oakdale streets. Participants are asked to bring flas...

  • UPDATE: Brunswick School Board election headed to recount

    BRUNSWICK — A recount of the Nov. 4 School Board District 5 election is expected after official voting results showed incumbent James Grant with only a razor-thin lead over challenger Chris Watkinson.  Official results released by the town clerk's office show only a seven-vote d...

  • GOP wins 2 open state House seats in South Portland, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two Republican political newcomers narrowly won open seats, while incumbents easily retained theirs, in a slew of Nov. 4 Maine House elections across Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland. District 33 Republican Kevin Battle won a tightly contested ...

  • Rushlau retains 4-county district attorney post

    BATH — After a neck-and-neck election, longtime District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau emerged the apparent winner of another four-year term. With 74 of 77 precincts reporting in as of Thursday morning, according to unofficial results tabulated by the Bangor Daily News, the Dresden Repub...