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  • Presumpscot River bridge detour expected to upset Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — The Route 100/26 bridge over the Presumpscot River and railroad tracks will be limited to vehicles weighing 22 tons or less for the next 11 months while a new bridge is completed. Heavy trucks will be rerouted through several Falmouth neighborhoods. "That bridge is ...

  • Teacher returns to Falmouth classroom with marijuana charge pending

    FALMOUTH — High school English teacher Mark Melnicove has returned to his classroom wth marijuana possession charges still pending. Melnicove, 58, was charged Nov. 1 after an unannounced police search of the high school parking lot allegedly discovered 2.4 grams of marijuana in his c... 9

  • Council OKs farmer's market, sets CIP hearing

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved an emergency zoning amendment to allow a winter's farmers market on Saturdays. Councilors also scheduled a public hearing on the city's Capital Improvement Plan. The zoning amendment will take effect immediately to allow a winter'...

  • Portland school librarian wins national award

    PORTLAND — The King Middle School librarian is one of 10 librarians to receive national recognition from the Carnegie Corp., The New York Times and the American Library Association. Kelley McDaniel, who was selected from a pool of more than 1,400 nominees, will travel Thursday to New...

  • Secession, public safety on agenda for Peaks Island residents

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council will hold two meetings this weekend focusing on public safety and secession from the city. The council has scheduled a public safety meeting for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at either the Inn on Peaks Island or the MacVane Community Center. A straw p...

  • Portland mayor calls for 'vigilant watch' on Augusta

    PORTLAND — Mayor Nicholas Mavodones, leading the City Council for a second consecutive year, said Monday that he hopes to capitalize on an electorate energized by the November elections. Also, in a nod to the tide that swept Republicans into control of state government, Mavodones in ...

  • Portland chamber members going mobile

    PORTLAND — The Portland Regional Chamber has gone mobile. Last week, the chamber announced a new smartphone application that will make it easier for shoppers to find local shops and bargains.  Spokeswoman Laura LeBrun said the app will eventually be available for download...

  • Sudanese to rally in Portland for Darfur independence

    PORTLAND — The Sudanese community is coming together Thursday for a Monument Square rally to draw attention to continued violence in their former homeland. Organized by the Fur Cultural Revival and Sudanese Community Association of Maine, the rally will be held from noon to 2 p.m. an...

  • Portland tests camera-activated crosswalk signals

    PORTLAND — New crossing signals that use video cameras to detect pedestrians are being tested at two city intersections. The systems being tested at the Commercial-Franklin street and Park-Deering avenue intersections are designed to make it safer for pedestrians, especially the visu...

  • Running for Boys and Girls: Portland woman plans cross-country trek

    Zoe Romano, 23, runs in Portland with the stroller that will carry her supplies across the country. Romano will leave Jan. 8 from Huntington Beach, Calif., en route to Charleston, N.C., to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.