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  • Cumberland council approves Route 1 retail restriction

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to ban businesses that primarily engage in retail trade from a 1.25-mile stretch of Route 1. The decision, opposed by Councilor Shirley Storey-King, followed a recommendation from the Planning Board. Businesses with associated, or...

  • Falmouth council closer to seeking bids for school buildings

    FALMOUTH — The town is moving forward on a draft request for proposals to redevelop the former Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools. After some debate during a workshop Monday, the Town Council put together a draft call for offers. It will vote on the matter after a public hearing on Aug. 2...

  • Maine PUC upholds ruling on 'smart' meters; new complaint aims to end program

    HALLOWELL — The Maine Public Utilities Commission today declined to reconsider its earlier decisions on Central Maine Power Co.'s "smart" electric meter program, despite new scientific information on the possible health impacts of wireless radiation. The PUC also ruled that CMP... 7

  • Art returns to the park Saturday in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Volunteer art enthusiasts are making ready for what one organizer called the city's "signature event," the annual Art in the Park. The show will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. It boasts 185 artists and photographers, eight food vendors,...

  • Having a blast

    Workers from Amex, a Boston-based painting firm, apply a base coat of white to Tank 118 at the Sprague Energy oil terminal in South Portland on Monday. At the same time, an "abrassive blaster" crawls up the tank, removing the rust and old base coat and revealing naked steel. The work is being don...

  • Phase 2 renovations done at Yarmouth's Bartlett Circle

    YARMOUTH — What used to be a dark, cramped space with a small bathroom, kitchen, laundry and storage area has been transformed into a well-lit, warm and welcoming community facility for the residents of

  • All aboard: Amtrak train exhibit to stop in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Although the details of Amtrak Downeaster service are still being negotiated, Amtrak's 40th anniversary exhibit train will roll into town on Saturday, Aug. 13, with free tours of its...

  • Upgrades put Portland's 'mega-berth' behind schedule

    PORTLAND — The construction of the so-called mega-berth on Portland's waterfront is two months behind schedule. But a city spokeswoman said the project is on budget and should be finished in time for the busy fall cruise ship season. In fact, spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said, the...

  • Bond for Cumberland County Civic Center repairs goes to voters

    PORTLAND — Voters in November will be asked to borrow $33 million for repairs to the 35-year-old Cumberland County Civic Center. Cumberland County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday evening to send the bond question to voters. Commissioners James Cloutier and Richard Feeney voted in favo...

  • Federal grant targets homeless veterans in Cumberland County

    PORTLAND — The Preble Street Resource Center is accustomed to helping the homeless navigate local and state bureaucracies to get the assistance they need. Much of that help comes through either local general assistance programs, or through the state's Department of Health and Human S...