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  • 3 Freeport council incumbents face challengers

    FREEPORT — Voters will choose representatives for District 2, District 3 and an at-large seat in the Nov. 8 Town Council elections. The District 2 seat is held by incumbent Councilor Eric Pandora of Birch Point Road. He is challenged by newcomer Katherine Arno of Pleasant Hill Road. ...

  • Falmouth moves ahead with train whistle 'quiet zones'

    FALMOUTH — Construction may soon begin at the town's four railroad crossings in an effort to preserve train whistle quiet zones in residential neighborhoods. The Town Council decided Monday night to move ahead with a proposal to make improvements to the crossings on Field and Woodvil...

  • Cumberland council not ready to silence train whistles

    CUMBERLAND — A unanimous Town Council on Monday essentially decided not to seek creation of no-whistle zones at railroad crossings. Residents had asked the council to look into petitioning the Federal Railroad Administration to create the so-called quiet zones, which, with the except...

  • Portland reviews fire boat policy in wake of accident

    PORTLAND — The second accident in as many years involving the city's $3.2 million fire boat has prompted a comprehensive review of department policies and procedures for using the vessel. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg on Tuesday said the city is reviewing whether more training i...

  • Portland mayoral candidates get a little feisty in forum

    PORTLAND — A forum Tuesday morning hosted by the Portland Community Chamber and the Maine Real Estate Development Association offered mayoral candidates a chance to speak about economic development. But several candidates were also given the opportunity to address specific concerns ...

  • Business exec joins Red Claws, Forefront

    PORTLAND — A Falmouth business executive has purchased a minority share in the Maine Red Claws basketball team and joined the group planning to redevelop Thompson's Point. Stephen Woods, president and chief executive officer of marketing firm TideSmart Global on Route 1 in Falmouth, ...

  • Replacement of Martins Point Bridge on track to begin next year

    PORTLAND — Anyone driving over the Martins Point Bridge recently has noticed several pieces of equipment operating in the water beside the bridge. "What you're seeing out in the field right now is the drilling for soil borings for the Supplemental Boring Program," said Leanne Timberl...

  • Clothes-knit community: Swap Maine returns to Portland

    PORTLAND — "Brace yourself. Winter is coming." That, according to posters around town, is the reason to bring used clothes to trade this weekend at Swap Maine. In May, a group of fashion bloggers from Portland organized the first Swap Maine event at Headgames on Free Street. A...

  • Portland police probe bombing, believe Occupy Maine wasn't only target

    PORTLAND — Acting Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said Monday police are looking for someone who threw an acid bomb into the Lincoln Park campsite of Occupy Maine protesters last weekend. And he said it's not the only explosion reported early Sunday morning. Sauschuck said offi...

  • Arts vs. crafts vs. farmers: Portland tries to draw the line

    PORTLAND — In a city known for its creative economy and Buy Local movement, a seemly innocuous proposal to create a weekly craft fair in Monument Square is pitting artists and craftsmen against farmers and business owners. The city began receiving complaints this summer about the num...