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  • Earley retirement: Long-time Portland Public Works official calls it quits

    PORTLAND — When Steve Earley took a job as a laborer with the city's Public Works Department in 1974, he thought it would be a temporary gig. This week, Earley will retire from the department, 36 1/2 years and eight positions later. The current operations director worked his way up f...

  • Portland, Falmouth police nab suspected burglar

    PORTLAND — Police said they caught an alleged burglar in the process of stealing firearms from a Falmouth home, shortly after he reportedly burglarized a Portland home. Portland police put out a call around noon on Sunday, June 27, informing area police to be on the lookout for a man...

  • Forecaster editor receives award from peers

    FALMOUTH — Mo Mehlsak, editor of The Forecaster, received the 2010 Golden Quill Award for excellence in editorial writing June 26 from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The winning

  • Proposed Cumberland County Charter on tour

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Charter Commission will host a series of public hearings to gather feedback on a proposed charter that has been in the works for the past year and a half. County voters elected six members to the Charter Commission in November 2008; two more were appo...

  • Design selected for Dougherty Field skatepark in Portland

    PORTLAND — After more than four years of planning, the city's Skatepark Selection Committee has approved a state-of-the-art skatepark design to be constructed by a Missouri company. The committee, comprised of adults and youth BMX bikers and skateboarders, chose a design inspired by...

  • Aging pipes test Maine's water districts

    By approving referendum Question 5 on June 8, voters are giving the century-old water pipes beneath many of Maine’s streets a much-needed upgrade. Laid along narrow trenches cut by hand out of the bedrock, the cast-iron pipes that carry water to homes are much older than most water c...

  • Historic Water Street inn reopens in Brunswick

    The owners of Captain Daniel Stone Inn, John and Kim Verreault, and their sons Andrew, left and Jacob, gather for a June 22 ceremonial ribbon cutting on Water Street. The Verraults recently reopened the historic inn, capping an extensive $2 million renovation project to return the 200-year-old bu...

  • Marsh Center needs volunteers

    SCARBOROUGH — The Maine Audubon's Scarborough Marsh Center has an urgent need for young volunteers, ages 14 and up, to assist with the store, canoe rentals, and odd jobs, as well as leading canoe and walking tours through the marsh. "It's a great opportunity for teenagers who are thi...

  • Topsham planners to continue cell tower review

    TOPSHAM — A controversial proposal to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood returns to the Planning Board Tuesday, June 29. The request from developer Mariner Tower, tabled last month for the third time in nearly a year, has spurred a petition among H...

  • Shep Lee, car dealer, philanthropist dies

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Employees at Lee Auto Mall, politicians and others are remembering Shep Lee. Lee, 83, died Wednesday, June 23, at his Cape Elizabeth home of cancer. He was a groundbreaking car dealer, growing his father's Auburn dealership to 13 towns and cities. Born in Lewi...