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  • Walmart expansion likely as Falmouth councilors consider Route 1 business limits

    FALMOUTH — Walmart's expansion into the Regal Cinemas space on Route 1 is looking like a sure thing after the Town Council reached consensus Monday that it will not oppose the plan. "I would like to give a green light to Walmart so they can move forward," Council Chairman Tony Payne ...

  • New train station eyed in Portland; former ferry terminal to be upgraded

    PORTLAND — The operators of the Amtrak Downeaster will meet with the city's Transportation Committee next week to discuss a variety of initiatives, including a new passenger rail station on Commercial Street. Along with state plans to improve the International Marine Terminal, the pr...

  • Composition of a lifetime: Portland Symphony Orchestra helps Freeport composer celebrate 75 years

    PORTLAND — Composer Elliott Schwartz is turning 75 next week and he's inviting the Portland Symphony Orchestra and 1,900 of his closest friends to help him celebrate. Schwartz's composition, "Diamond Jubilee," was recently commissioned by the PSO and will have its world premiere at t...

  • Habitat for Humanity builds awareness on LEGO foundation

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Saturday, Jan. 15, the Center Court at the Maine Mall will be a construction zone. And don't tell the Department of Labor, because they'll be using child labor. But instead of bricks and mortar, the kids will be using what many consider to be the building b...

  • Waynflete students remind community Haiti still needs help

    PORTLAND — As the anniversary of last year's devastating Haiti earthquake approaches, a group of Waynflete School students have begun reflecting on the things they've done to try to help the victims, and how best to keep helping those in need. "They needed a lot of help before the ea...

  • 'Good to go' to college: Grant buys computers for Portland adult ed grads

    PORTLAND — When the Apple iPad was released last spring, Anja Hanson started thinking about how Portland Adult Education students lacked the necessary technology to compete in the 21st century. Understanding the challenge, Hanson, the program's college transition adviser, quickly beg...

  • 2 towns challenge Portland for Narrow Gauge Railroad

    PORTLAND — Three communities have submitted formal proposals to lure the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum from its home on the Portland waterfront. The city of Por...

  • Maine passenger rail advocates hope GOP keeps subsidies coming

    BRUNSWICK — Nationally, the debate over subsidizing passenger rail has largely been a partisan issue; Democrats have supported it, Republicans haven't. For the most part, that division hasn't been evident in Maine. With a new Republican governor and GOP-controlled state Legislature, ...

  • New year, new tradition

    It takes surprisingly little to talk some Mainers out of their long johns and into a bathing suit for a quick winter dip into Casco Bay. Just come up with a good cause in need of a fundraiser, in this case South Portland High School Project Graduation, and - splash! - let the shivering begin. Fourte...

  • South Portland police make arrest in 2009 robbery

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police said they have made an arrest in what was the only unsolved bank robbery in the city in recent years. Sgt. Steven Webster said police arrested Michael LaFollette, 29, of Portland, in connection with the Nov. 9, 2009, bank robbery. Police said LaFollette... 1