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  • South Portland bans consumer fireworks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Despite a new state law legalizing consumer fireworks, sale and use of the products will remain illegal in South Portland. The City Council OK'd the ban on Monday, saying the city's population density makes safe usage of the products nearly impossible. Council...

  • New ownership, same faces: Rudy's to reopen next week in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Customers who have gone without fried clams, seafood chowder, or a lobster omelet from Rudy's on the Cape will not have to wait much longer to satisfy their desires. The restaurant is expected to reopen early next week, with most of the same staff and a new owner.

  • Critics put Wentworth supporters on the hot seat

    SCARBOROUGH — Supporters of a plan to build a $39 million Wentworth Intermediate School took the heat Monday night as residents not sold on the project grilled them at Scarborough High School. More than 100 people attended the forum where town officials and members of the Wentworth B...

  • Candidates share ideas at Cape Elizabeth forum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The five uncontested candidates for the Nov. 8 municipal election shared their opinions Wednesday night in a forum organized by Cape Elizabeth High School students. The Nov. 8 municipal elections are uncontested, barring any write-in candidacies. The candidate...

  • Kestrel Aircraft may build plant in Berlin, N.H., not Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — In July 2010, Maine rolled out the red carpet to welcome Kestrel Aircraft to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. "The international appeal and worldwide demand we foresee for the Kestrel airplane will benefit jobs throughout the state, boost Maine's e... 2

  • Uncontested elections fill South Portland ballot

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six candidates. Six uncontested elections. It's a breezy election year, where the winning city councilors and School Board members will likely take office without debates or competition. Incumbents occupy most of the city ballot. The others candidates are not ...

  • Bath armory work could cost more than $300K

    BATH — A basic renovation of the former National Guard Armory – enough to potentially allow the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark to use the building – could cost $308,000, the City Council learned Wednesday. Ron Norton of Construction Management Consulting Services, ...

  • Knightville location divides backers of South Portland Farmers Market

    Market poised to continue throughout winter SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is moving toward allowing the South Portland Farmers Market to continue throughout the winter. But for many involved in the project, thoughts and concerns are already drifting to next summer. Vendor... 2

  • Board OKs removal of buildings for new Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — Three months after rejecting a request to tear down four vacant houses at the intersection of Pleasant and Stanwood streets, the Village Review Board changed course Tuesday and approved the demolition. But it instituted a 90-day moratorium on another Pleasant Street demol...

  • Ashes to ashes, sawdust to sawdust: Elsa, Scarborough's historic giant elm, is no more

    SCARBOROUGH — She was a silent sentinel over Oak Hill for generations, surviving disease, lightning strikes and a road widening that nearly left her without roots. But Elsa, one of the last remaining giant elms in Scarborough, is gone now, removed Saturday by workers from Bartlett Tr...