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  • The eyes have it: Guide dog trainers give a lot, get a lot in return

    PORTLAND — Raising and training a dog as a personal pet can be hard, but rewarding. Raising and training a guide dog can much harder, but much more rewarding, according to several area residents who raise puppies for the local chapter of Guilding Eyes for the Blind, an internationall...

  • Kelp wanted: Seaweed farms expand in Maine's Casco Bay

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Tollef Olson and Paul Dobbins are passionate about seaweed. Pointing to a blown-up photo of a microscopic sugar kelp seedling, Dobbins calls it their first baby. Olson and Dobbins own Ocean Approved, a kelp farming operation with several aquaculture projects...

  • Portland International Jetport upgrade taking off: A look behind the $75M facelift

    PORTLAND — On Oct. 2, the Portland International Jetport will officially unveil Phase 1 of its new self, a sleek, modern airport addition with soaring ceilings and tons of glass. Among the new offerings: Travelers who don't check their bags will be able to walk seamlessly from the pa...

  • The A's have it in Bath

    Angus Tibbetts, 6, meets former Maine Gov. Angus King outside the Bath Book Shop last weekend. The elder Angus was greeting people on Front Street and promoting his book, "Governor's Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus and Found America."

  • Fort Williams plan sees new revenue, safety improvements

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The third iteration of the Fort Williams Master Plan, introduced to the public Wednesday, continues to emphasize pedestrian access, parking improvements and safety precautions. The town Comprehensive Plan requires the Fort Williams Master Plan to be updated every sev...

  • Annual 20 Mile Meal returns to Cape

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Cultivating Community's 20 Mile Meal will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2-5 p.m., at Turkey Hill Farm, 120 Old Ocean House Road. The meal features a sampling of l...

  • Cape waives recycling fees for residents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Disposal fees at the Recycling Center will be waived from Saturday, Oct. 15, through Monday, Oct. 31. Residents who transport their own material will not be charged, but contractors will be assessed fees in accordance with current regulations. The Recycling Ce...

  • S. Portland chemical plant faces EPA fine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A chemical plant could be fined up to almost $152,000 for improper storage of hazardous materials, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Monson Cos. of Leominster, Mass., operates a warehouse, distribution, repackaging and chemical manufacturing faci...

  • Biddeford racino backers launch campaign

    BIDDEFORD — Backers of a proposal to move Scarborough Downs to a Biddeford racino held dual events in Biddeford and Bangor to launch their campaign in support of the gambling referendum coming up in November. The "Yes on 2

  • Cape Elizabeth committee tackles rentals, roosters, fireworks

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors will work with the town planner to determine if the town should regulate short- and long-term rental properties. They are also reworking the town's animal control ordinance and are developing a local ban on the sale and use of consumer fireworks. ...