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  • New group hopes to attract businesses to greater Portland

    PORTLAND — A new organization wants towns in greater Portland to play nice in the sandbox – and, by doing so, to attract new businesses. The Greater Portland Economic Development Corp. aims to bring together officials from Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, ...

  • Transportation officials, legislators call for gas tax increase

    PORTLAND — Increase the gas tax and increase user fees to support transportation infrastructure was the message sent to everyone who attended Monday's Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System meeting at Ocean Gateway. "Transportation as we know it is crumbling," PACTS policy...

  • Citizen of heaven: Israel Ortiz found faith on his way to Portland

    PORTLAND — Israel Ortiz, co-pastor of the first Latino Evangelical church in Portland, is speaking silently to God. Two illegal border crossings, close calls with the Mexican police, marriage to his American-citizen wife, and countless jobs have led him to this moment. Tonight, four ...

  • Acid illegally dumped in West Falmouth, 2 hospitalized after exposure

    FALMOUTH — Two public works employees were taken to the hospital after being exposed to muriatic acid dumped illegally behind the West Falmouth shopping center at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. The acid, which is highly corrosive and used in masonry cleaning, leaked out of a large recyclin...

  • Memorial service planned for homeless

    BRUNSWICK — Tedford Housing will host a memorial service to honor the homeless who died this year, as well as community volunteers and advocates, on Dec. 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. The Rev. Bill Bliss from the United Church of Christ in Bath will offer a memorial...

  • CELT plans to boost land preservation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust celebrated its 25th anniversary in November and announced that with more than $45,000 in surplus funds the organization will plan future land...

  • Public gets more time to talk in Harpswell meetings

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen approved changes to the public participation rules for the fourth time this year, adding an additional comment period of up to 15 minutes per person at the end of each meeting. Speakers previously were loosely limited to five-minute speaking ti...

  • Eberle to host monthly coffee with constituents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, will host her monthly coffee hour Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Ocean House Market, 512 Ocean St. Residents of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are invited bring their concerns and ask questions. For mor...

  • Welcoming committee

    Madeline Leonard, left, Grace Boucher, Molly Russell and Connor Boucher were on hand Sunday at Cabela's in Scarborough when the Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps helped welcome the Wreaths Across America convoy.

  • Cape councilors pick Sherman as chairman

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council nominated Councilor David Sherman Jr. to serve as chairman for 2011. He will replace Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta, who served this year. Sherman was the chairman of the Ordinance Committee in 2010 and is in his third year on the council. ...