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  • Making tracks

    Roads aren't the only things that need plowing this winter. Here a plow train approaches the "Deep Cut" bridge Friday, Feb. 11, on its way from Portland to Brunswick.

  • Quite the catch

    Steve Thornton of Atlantic Coast Towing prepares to hook a line to pickup truck sitting in the ocean about 100 yards off Stover's Point Road in Harpswell on Feb. 11. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said the truck was stolen in Brunswick early that morning.

  • Going up

    Kaley Meehan of South Portland went sledding last Saturday on the Highland Avenue hill at South Portland High School, and brought along something no one else had: her own rope tow. Her dad, Coleman, gladly played the role of beast of burden as Kaley raced down, then enjoyed the leisurely ride bac...

  • Fairchild seeks extended tax break from South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — One of the city's largest corporate taxpayers is asking the City Council to extend a company tax break. Fairchild Semiconductor has had a reduced tax rate through a tax increment financing district since the mid-1990s. That agreement expires on June 30. 1

  • Howard is South Portland Officer of the Year

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department named a 25-year veteran its 2010 Officer of the Year. Officer Adam Howard, who joined the force in in 1985, also won the award in 1996. He is  the department's firearms instructor and landlord-tenant liaison, and has served on the departmen...

  • Cape council finds funds for new school boiler

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With financial help from the Town Council, a $350,000 high school boiler will be replaced and a new heating system will be installed at the Donald Richards Pool for $29,000. At a Feb. 14 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Mike McGovern said the town received mor...

  • Scarborough council OKs more parking at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — There will be approximately eight more parking spaces along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach in the off-season, in addition to the spaces already available. The Town Council on Wednesday revisited its decision to limit parking at Higgins Beach to approximately 15 spaces ... 1

  • Topsham voters OK rules for medi-pot dispensaries

    TOPSHAM — An ordinance regulating the development of medical marijuana dispensaries was among five articles that 40 voters approved Wednesday in a  15-minute special Town Meeting. The Planning Board in October unanimously recommended zoning changes that would permit medical mari...

  • 'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members and the public got their first glimpse of next year's proposed school budget on Wednesday night. While what they saw wasn't pretty, it wasn't nearly as bad as what was expected. The School Department will receive nearly $806,000 less from the s...

  • New home sought for Scarborough Civil War statue

    SCARBOROUGH — A 1913 Civil War statue at Dunstan Corner may need a new home because of a redesign of the intersection. According to Assistant Town Planner Jay Chace, the Maine Department of Transportation is planning to add a right-hand turn lane on Route 1 to Broadturn Road, cutting...