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  • Gun advocates brush off Portland City Council's gun ban resolution

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday passed a resolution calling on the state Legislature to change the law and allow municipalities to prohibit people from openly carrying firearms in public areas and buildings. Gun rights advocates, however, scoffed at the council's 6-1 decision a...

  • Freeport firefighters first in country to test cardiac pilot program

    FREEPORT — Local firefighters participating in a pilot program could help a South Freeport cardiologist find ways to predict the potential risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, early onset diabetes and sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Lowell Gerber developed the program that is bein...

  • Freeport Review Board approves Ben & Jerry's relocation

    FREEPORT — After two meetings, a site walk and a few plan alterations, the Project Review Board approved the demolition and relocation of the existing Ben & Jerry's store. A pedestrian area will be created in its place, with plantings, benches and landscaping. The plan also revis...

  • Affordable housing proposed for High Street building

    PORTLAND — A plan to create 35 units of affordable housing in a building near the corner of High and Danforth streets will be considered by the Planning Board at its workshop Nov. 23. A partnership led by Community Housing of Maine, (CHOM), has proposed renovating 68 High Street and ...

  • LearningWorks students build bog walk for South Portland kids

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Late last Friday morning, the sounds of hammers and drills rose softly from a soggy piece of land behind a playground on Wescott Road. The sounds represented the construction of a bog walk, the final phase of an outdoor learning area at Skillin Elementary School that...

  • Driving for the holidays: Food, toy drives benefit local non-profits

    BRUNSWICK — Downeast Energy is doing a lot of driving this holiday season. Food and toy driving, that is. The propane and heating oil company is participating in two campaigns this year: a toy drive to benefit children serviced by the Sweetser behavioral health organization of S...

  • Not dead yet: 3 write-ins win seats on Peaks Island Council

    PORTLAND — The adage that every vote counts has never rung more true than in this last election cycle on Peaks Island. The existence of the Peaks Island Council was apparently doomed when four sitting councilors abruptly resigned last summer and there were no declared candidates for ...

  • Portland pitches technology park plan to lure bio-tech, IT sectors

    PORTLAND — The city Economic Development Division is proposing to build a technology park on a city-owned plot on Westbrook Street. It would be the first municipal business park in the city. "This is the first undertaking the city has ever been involved in for the city to esta...

  • Executive Director of League of Young Voters steps down

    PORTLAND — The executive director of the Maine League of Young Voters has stepped down, citing personal obligations. Will Everitt, who served as executive director since early 2010, will be replaced by League organizers Hilary Frenkel and Nicola Wells, both serving as interim co-dire...

  • Malt of the Earth: Portland's Rising Tide Brewery seeks niche in microbrew market

    PORTLAND — Far from the ocean, in a modest warehouse on Industrial Way, there is a new tide rising, one that Nathan Sanborn hopes will eventually envelop the entire state and beyond. Sanborn, a 35-year-old former freelance graphic designer, is trying to establish one of Maine's newes...