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  • Veranda Street on-ramp shutdown extended

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 295, which was scheduled to reopen by Sept. 1, is now expected to be closed until early October. The ramp is closed for safety reasons during bridge work and lane closures on I-295. Alternate routes are the I-295 e...

  • Candidates challenged to back open government

    PORTLAND — The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition sent pledge forms this week to every candidate for state office, asking them to support open government and public access. The MFOIC will post the names of candidates who sign the pledge at

  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...

  • Falmouth adds text, e-mail emergency alerts

    FALMOUTH — A text-message notification system is now available for anyone interested in receiving emergency town announcements on their cell-phone. E-mail notifications are also available. "We're not going to use this for routine notifications," Fire and Rescue Chief Howard Rice said...

  • Police arrest 2nd man in Topsham arson

    BRUNSWICK — A second arrest has been made in connection with the Aug. 17 fire that destroyed a vacant apartment house at the former U.S. Navy Annex in Topsham, according to the Maine State Police. Zechariah Menchaca, 18, of Topsham, was arrested Monday afternoon, Aug. 30, and charged...

  • Harpswell woman arrested for allegedly stabbing husband

    HARPSWELL — A Log Drive woman was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing her husband, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department reported. Deputies responded at about 7 a.m. to 10 Log Drive after receiving a report that Misun Crawford, 38, had allegedly stabbed ...

  • Portland schools receive nearly $6M in federal grants

    PORTLAND — The School Department expects to receive $6 million in federal grants to begin the new school year. The department announced last week that it expects to receive a $2.6 million grant from the $26 billion federal jobs bill recently approved by the U.S. Congress. The state r...

  • Alleged robber leaves trail of video, coffee in Portland

    PORTLAND — Police said a Standish man went on a crime spree through the West End in the early hours of Aug. 26, allegedly robbing convenience stores, trying to steal an ambulance and running away with a cash register. Paul Schlosser, 25, was arrested around 6 a.m. while allegedly att...

  • Portland pier owner proposes 150-ft. expansion

    PORTLAND — The owner of the Portland Regency Hotel has submitted plans to expand a waterfront pier at 68 Commercial St. A company called Great Maine Wharf, which is owned by Eric Cianchette, is looking to extend the existing 500-foot, concrete pier behind the Dry Dock restaurant by 1...