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  • Yarmouth Clam Festival turns 50 with jubilant parade

    Saco resident Blake Laverriere, 2, gets an up-close look at Steamer — the mascot for Yarmouth Clam Festival — Friday on Main Street during the annual Clam Festival parade. This year the event turns 50.

  • Suspect arrested in Portland recording studio shooting death

    PORTLAND — Police arrested a 20-year-old man in Westbrook on Thursday in connection with a late-night fatal shooting at a Portland recording studio in May. Johnny Ouch was charged with murder and elevated aggravated assault in the death of 19-year-old

  • Roll credits: Portland's Videoport will end its 28-year run in August

    PORTLAND — Want to view any of the 18,000 movies and shows now stocked at Videoport? Get ready to go to the library. Owner Bill Duggan on July 15 said he is terminating his lease next month and will donate the business' entire inventory of videos to the Portland Public Library...

  • Portland expects heavy traffic during Tall Ships festival

    PORTLAND — City officials are encouraging visitors to plan ahead and expect lots of traffic this weekend during Iberdrola USA Tall Ships Portland 2015. The rain-or-shine festival begins on Saturday,...

  • Scarborough Town Council adds $180K to proposed school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday returned $180,000 to the third proposed school budget. The council also unanimously eliminated the advisory question of too low, too high, or just right, from the third referendum. Restoring $180,000 to the proposed $43.5 millio...

  • Contractor causes Falmouth natural gas leak

    FALMOUTH — A gas leak on Route 1 resulted in a few homes and businesses being evacuated. The leak near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 88 was reported around 8:30 p.m. on July 14, and was caused when a one-inch line was accidentally cut by a contractor, according to Fire Depart...

  • 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 ...