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  • Portland peace activists: 'It's time for light'

    PORTLAND — Nearly 10 years ago, terrorists flew two passenger airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City, destroying two pillars of Manhattan's famous skyline and killing more than 3,000 people. The terrorist attack – the deadliest on U.S. soil – changed ...

  • Changes throughout Portland schools this year

    PORTLAND — Teachers and students the Portland Public Schools are saying goodbye to summer and preparing for the first week of school. For grades 1-12, school starts Sept. 6. Kindergarten students begin Sept. 8. This year, some schools in the district are seeing substantial cha...

  • Backing up the Blue Angels: Hey, hey, hey, it's Fat Albert

    Hurricane Irene puts damper on Brunswick air show ticket sales BRUNSWICK — Just after 3 p.m. on Friday, Casey Brey's feet floated 6 feet off the ground. But only for a second, before the U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant came crashing back down to the belly of Fat Al...

  • Coastal Maine state parks to close Sunday because of hurricane

    PORTLAND — As Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern seaboard, state parks are preparing by asking visitors to stay away. On Sunday, when the storm is expected to hit Maine, 27 state parks will be closed, including all the state's coastal parks. Ferry Beach in Scarborough, ...

  • Painting is all that's left before I-295 ramps, lanes return to normal on Tukeys Bridge in Portland

    PORTLAND — Weather permitting, all lanes and previously closed on- and off-ramps on Tukeys Bridge on Interstate 295 are scheduled to reopen in the next few days, weeks ahead of schedule. Once roadway barriers are removed, according to the Maine Department of Transportation, Wash...

  • First class reunion in South Portland

    Jake Viola, South Portland High School's valedictorian in 2009, leads a tour of the high school for alumni from the Class of 1961 on Aug. 21. The Class of '61 was the first to graduate from the current SPHS, moving to the new building their senior year after attending what is now Mahoney Middle S...

  • Correction

    An Aug. 19 story, "Report identifies downtown Brunswick site as best for train maintenance facility," should have said that the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority ranked proximity to residences as a high-priority factor when deciding where to build its train maintenance building. NNEPR...

  • UPDATE: Hurricane Irene expected to limit vehicle ferry service to Peaks Island, reduce mainland parking

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines announced Thursday that it expects vehicle ferry service to Peaks Island to be suspended at some point on Sunday, Aug. 28, because of Hurricane Irene. Sunday's Bailey Island Cruise and Bailey Island Noontime Cruise have been canceled, the ferry service...

  • Brunswick PD aids in prostitution sting

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Department aided in a recent Cumberland County Sheriff's Office bust of accused prostitutes and their customers. The sheriff's office announced Aug. 18 that 11 people were arrested in a sting that involved law enforcement agencies from Yarmouth, Brunswick and B...

  • It's elementary: Enrollment at new Brunswick school exceeds expectations

    BRUNSWICK — With the first day of school less than a week away, Brunswick teachers, staff, and administrators are making final preparations for the 2011-2012 academic year. Much of the excitement surrounds the opening of Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School on McKeen Street, where...