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  • First light in Portland

    Virginie Stanley of Hollis and Scott Brown of South Portland greet the day's first light on the Eastern Promenade in Portland on Aug. 5. They are performing the exercises of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice introduced in China in 1992, but now banned by the Chinese Communist Party, which is accus...

  • Ecomaine communities break recycling record

    PORTLAND — Member communities of ecomaine continue to recycle at a record-breaking rate, the group said in a press release. Last fiscal year, ecomaine communities recycled 66.8 million pounds, beating the previous record of 61.4 million pounds in fiscal 2009. North Yarmouth's ...

  • Portland parties at Back Cove

    Inline skaters, bicyclists and others take to the street on Sunday, Aug. 8, during the Back Cove Neighborhood Association's third Back Cove Block Party. Baxter Boulevard was closed to traffic for the event from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park, giving participants the opportunity to enjoy the area witho...

  • And then there were none: Last Peaks Island councilor resigns

    PORTLAND — Before it runs out of enough members to conduct business, the Peaks Island Council is exploring whether Peaks can become a semi-autonomous village corporation. The last holdout on the council is quitting, making it unlikely the PIC will exist after the Nov. 2 election....

  • Waterfront zoning changes provoke little comment from Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — City Councilors had little to say Monday about proposed waterfront zoning amendments that could drastically change the "working waterfront." In December 2008, a group of 12 wharf owners whose properties are in the Waterfront Central Zone sent a letter to the city requestin...

  • UPDATE: Scarborough state Rep. Sean Flaherty faces OUI charge, could lose coaching job

    FREEPORT — State Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, was arrested for allegedly operating under the influence after rolling his car on Interstate 295 early Sunday morning. Flaherty, 25, was already being treated by Freeport emergency personnel for minor cuts and bruises when Maine Sta... 3

  • Portland City Council, School Committee candidates start to emerge

    PORTLAND — Completed nomination papers for November elections are beginning to make their way back to the city clerk's office, providing a peek at who will be running for the City Council and School Committee this fall. At-large City Councilors Jill Duson and John Anton handed in pap...

  • Law firm, landlord will pay to move Portland waterfront bait company

    PORTLAND — Despite objections from some working waterfront proponents, a prominent law firm and the owner of the waterfront building it plans to occupy will be allowed to pay the city to move a nearby bait operation. The Portland Fish Pier Authority and the Portland Fish Exchange on ... 1

  • 'I thought I was the only one': 3 kids, 3 years, nearly 100 school restraints

    SCARBOROUGH — Michael Corbeau vividly remembers being restrained when he was a student in Scarborough. "The hardest part is when you're going down," Corbeau said. "They count, so you know it's coming. You struggle and fight. That's how people break things, that's when kids and teache... 8

  • Group eyes berth at Portland's Ocean Gateway for JFK aircraft carrier

    PORTLAND — A group working to permanently anchor a nearly 19-story aircraft carrier in Portland Harbor has six months to complete a series of studies and stay in the running for what some consider the gem of the U.S. Navy. Buxton resident Richard Fitzgerald, a Portland native, said h...