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  • Pair of sites competing for new Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — The location for a new police station could be determined by the town's long-term development vision and not just by price. The Town Council has been negotiating privately with property owners at two locations. The council has already earmarked $6.65 million for the proje...

  • Brunswick consolidates polling places at junior high school

    BRUNSWICK — Residents will vote at one polling place in November. The Town Council on Monday voted 5-3 to consolidate six previous locations to one at Brunswick Junior High School. Councilors Ben Tucker, David Watson and John Perreault opposed the decision. Councilor Margo Kni...

  • Portland Planning Board urges relaxed waterfront zoning

    PORTLAND — More non-marine uses will be allowed on piers if the City Council adopts  Planning Board recommendations that include reconsideration of a 23-year-old ban on waterfront housing. The board wants the City Council to support further study of allowing residences in the Wa...

  • Portland planners narrow zoning for pot dispensaries, growers

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday night recommended that medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed in specific business zones, while cultivation of the plants be limited to industrial areas. The board's recommendation to the City Council does not preclude a dispensary from cultiv...

  • Cumberland Town Council eases barriers for small businesses

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council unanimously approved ordinance amendments on Monday, July 12, designed to make it easier to open small businesses. An zoning amendment recommended by the Planning Board allows up to two different uses on one lot and reduces the minimum lot size in t...

  • Riverton School gets federal funds for improvements

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School will get as much as $3.4 million in federal funding to improve reading and math proficiency, the state Department of Education announced this week. Riverton is one of seven Maine schools that will receive a portion of a $13.3 million grant awarde...

  • Street festival returns on Portland's Munjoy Hill

    PORTLAND — The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is throwing a street festival Sunday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Munjfest takes place on Congress Street, at the top of the hill. Kids activities, including a Moon Bounce, face painting, balloon twisting and a cooling f...

  • Bath museum showcases marine propulsion with ‘Heavy Metal’

    BATH — Heavy metal isn’t just the kind of music that makes your ears bleed. It’s also the Maine Maritime Museum’s new exhibit on mechanized marine propulsion. “Heavy Metal: The Revolution Evolution in Marine Propulsion” opened last Saturday a...

  • Skolnik won't seek 2nd term on Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Citing work commitments, City Councilor Daniel Skolnik announced July 11 that he will not seek re-election in November. Skolnik is the District 3 councilor and is serving his first term. District 3 includes Deering Highlands, Rosemont, Stroudwater and Libbytown. An ...

  • Hidden on the Hill in Portland

    Volunteers greet people who turned out Sunday, July 11, to explore the Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Friends of the Eastern Promenade in Portland.