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News

  • Sliding into winter

    Portland's seventh annual WinterKids Welcome To Winter Festival was held in Payson park on Saturday. The event helps introduce immigrant kids and their families, some of whom may never have seen snow before, to outdoor activities like sledding and snowshoeing, and how to dress for the cold. Local...

  • Boxing day

    Fourth-graders Hanna Smith, left, and Amanda Theall move packed boxes into a hall at the Nathan Clifford School on Saturday as part of a "Packing Party" in advance of the Feburary vacation move to the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School.

  • Correction

    A Jan. 19 Page 1 story, "Marchers in Portland honor MLK Jr., send message to LePage," should have said Jessica Butts has a family member who struggled with homelessness and mental illness. Also, the march was organized by the NAACP.

  • State fields hundreds of customer complaints after Brunswick oil company closes

    BRUNSWICK — Thibeault Energy has closed, leaving some customers literally out in the cold. A recording on the company's answering machine on Wednesday directed customers to other oil companies and said the closing was beyond the company's control. Company officials did not res...

  • Credit union accuses ex-employee of stealing at least $519K

    BRUNSWICK — Over the course of six years, Topsham-resident Marsha Richard allegedly stole at least $519,000 from her former employer, Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union. The Brunswick-based credit union, which has branches in Cumberland, Freeport and Topsham, has filed a civil la...

  • Site walks planned by Freeport board

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will hold two site walks on Saturday, Jan. 29. At 9 a.m. the board will meet in the parking lot of the Freeport Community Center at 53 Depot St. They will tour 57 Depot St., a building owned by Freeport Community Services next to the Community...

  • Fishing boat catches fire off Chebeague Island

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The fishing boat Deborah Lee caught fire and burned off the east side of the island Tuesday afternoon. A Cumberland County emergency dispatcher said the 80-foot vessel was anchored between Chebeague and Crow islands, and that the fire was reported at 11:09 a.m. No ...

  • Yarmouth council to consider funding for energy consultant

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Energy Savers' Climate Action Plan was accepted by the Town Council, but a request for funds to establish an energy coordinator is still in the air. YES presented the Climate Action Plan to the council on Jan. 20. The plan was created in response to the 2010 ...

  • AG's opinion boosts effort to split Peaks Island from Portland

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island secession movement has cleared a significant hurdle in its second attempt to break away from the city. The attorney general's office has ruled that proponents do not have to start over from scratch, but can pick up where a failed 2007 secession effort left...

  • April target for adoption of Portland economic development plan

    PORTLAND — A task force working to create an economic development blueprint for the city has released a draft version of the plan and is seeking public input. The task force, comprised of representatives from the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, Creative Portland Corp. and Dow...