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  • Portland may change restrictions on peninsula parking

    PORTLAND — The Transportation Committee last week gave preliminary approval to a plan to halve the number of peninsula parking bans for city services. Peninsula residents are now restricted year-round on a weekly basis from parking on one side of the street to make way for street swe... 1

  • Cumberland County to celebrate 250 years

    PORTLAND — The 250th anniversary of the creation of Cumberland and Lincoln counties will be the cause for celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the courthouse rotunda. Period re-...

  • Improvements take shape for Exit 15 on I-295 in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation rolled out preliminary plans to reconfigure Exit 15 of Interstate 295 and create a 300-car commuter lot on the west side of the highway. Ernie Martin, Maine DOT project director, told about a dozen residents at the meeting Thursday, N...

  • Thompson's Point in Portland to be sold; Red Claws involved?

    PORTLAND — Twenty-five acres at Thompson's Point are under contract to be sold. But Tony Donovan, a broker at Fishman Realty Group, which listed the property, said he is not permitted to identify the potential buyer. "I've signed a confidentiality agreement," Donovan said....

  • I-295 paving, bridge work concludes next month; Veranda Street ramp reopens in Portland

    PORTLAND — Some pavement and bridge repairs to Interstate 295 that began in May are scheduled to be complete by Dec. 18, according to a press release Friday from  the Maine Department of Transportation. Also Friday, the long-closed Veranda Street on-ramp to southbound I-295 was ...

  • Farmers join for pre-Thanksgiving market

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A pre-Thanksgiving local farmer's market will take place at Jordan's farm stand, 21 Wells Road, on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 2-5 p.m. Participating farms will be  Jordan's Farm, Alewives Brook Farm and Green Spark Farm. Visitors will be able to purchase fresh herb...

  • Cape author Wolff releases cookbook

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Author Meg Wolff, a two-time cancer survivor, has written her first cookbook, "A Life In Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes For Optimal Health." After fighting advanced invasive...

  • Cape conservation panel plans Dec. 4 site walk

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission will meet at the Nordic Trail kiosk at Gull Crest for a site walk on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8 a.m. The commission will inspect the approaches to the Spurwink River bridge.

  • Volunteers needed for Cape trail work

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission will sponsor a trail-work event led by Scott Townsend of the New England Mountain Biking Association on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at Winnick Woods. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot on Sawyer Road and expect to carry s...

  • CMP asks state panel to dismiss complaints about 'smart' meters

    SCARBOROUGH — Central Maine Power Co. has asked the Maine Public Utilities Commission to dismiss two complaints intended to short-circuit the company's installation of "smart" electrical meters on homes and businesses throughout southern Maine. Last week, the utility asked the PUC to...