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  • Chebeague opera singer returns to Portland for Maine debut

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — An island native who ventured to a much larger island to pursue a career in opera will make his Maine debut on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tyler Putnam attended Greely High School and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009 before moving to New York City to hone his craft....

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 130; Navy pledges funding for upcoming ships

    BATH — Bath Iron Works this week announced the layoffs of about 130 of its workers, effective March 2. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, said she had been told by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus that funding would be advanced on work related to the DDG-1000 line, av...

  • Sprinklers douse apartment fire in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A sprinkler system knocked down a fire in a 12-unit apartment building on Feb. 8, preventing widespread damage and displacement of tenants. South Portland Deputy Fire Chief Miles Haskell said the electrical fire started in the bedroom of a third-floor apartment at 10...

  • First responders: 2 Falmouth skiers save NYA athlete during race

    FALMOUTH — It's unusual to see members of opposing high school teams helping each other out. But when a fellow athlete's life was in danger, two local skiers put their competitiveness aside. On Feb. 9, the two top Falmouth High School Nordic skiers may have saved North Yar...

  • Flags for the Flag Ladies

    U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, presents flags that flew over the U.S. Capitol to Carmen Footer, left, JoAnn Miller and Elaine Green, also known as the Freeport Flag Ladies, in Snowe's Portland office last week. Snowe praised the trio's relentless honoring of veterans and the casualties of 9/11...

  • Community Center, Linda Bean restaurant get Freeport approvals

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board approved plans for a new restaurant at the corner of Bow and Main streets. It also OK'd an addition to the Freeport Community Center and an expansion of Petrillo's restaurant on Depot Street. After tweaking the conceptual designs and ta...

  • Cumberland council sends Doane Property agreement to Planning Board

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday sent a contract zone agreement for part of the Doane Property Revitalization Project to the Planning Board. The Planning Board will hold a public hearing next month and make a recommendation on the agreement. Then the matter will return to the ...

  • Falmouth councilors find consensus on town center compromise

    FALMOUTH — After more than a year of debate and discussion, the Town Council reached consensus Monday on a plan for Falmouth Memorial Library and a community center at the soon-to-be vacated Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings. "This has been like herding amoebas," Council Chairma...

  • Portland sidewalk snow removal, a 'perennial council discussion,' is back again

    PORTLAND — As sure as the snow will fly, clearing snow and ice from sidewalks has residents riled up and demanding the city re-examine into its sidewalk clearing policy. "People obviously get frustrated this time of year," Councilor David Marshall said this week. "Sidewalk clearing h...

  • Councilor's position could jeopardize new Falmouth development rules

    FALMOUTH — By casting the deciding vote to reduce open-space requirements for new developments, a town councilor with a subdivision currently under review may have opened the town's zoning regulations to a legal challenge. Councilor and real estate developer Fred Chase introduced the...