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  • South Portland manufacturer to close, eliminate 40 jobs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The parent company of Portland Valve announced it would close the manufacturer by the end of the year, eliminating the jobs of 40 workers. Portland Valve, at 1 Madison St., was founded in 1973. It has been a U.S. Navy and U.S. Army subcontractor and also makes system... 1

  • South Portland likely to extend tax break for National Semiconductor

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors are poised to approve a one-year extension of a tax break for National Semiconductor. The move is calculated to facilitate growth at the plant after the company is acquired by Texas Instruments in a $6.5 billion deal. The city and National Semi...

  • Independence Day events on tap in South Portland, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Live musical entertainment will be added this year to the South Portland Historical Society's Independence Day celebration. Festivities at Bug Light Park on Monday, July 4, will begin at 10 a.m., and Portland-based Tricky Britches will perform at 11 a.m. Kathr...

  • State Senate vote creates uncertainty for Scarborough Downs

    Financial backers 'assessing all aspects' of Biddeford racino SCARBOROUGH — A proposal that would allow Scarborough Downs to move to Biddeford and build a racino failed Tuesday in the state Senate, leaving questions about the future of the harness racing track. The Senate vo...

  • South Portland seeks funds for facelift of former armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The old Maine Army National Guard Armory on Broadway has guarded one of the busiest entrances to South Portland for decades. But the years have not been kind to the old building. Weather and neglect have joined forces to blight many of the buildings most prominent fe...

  • As one pest leaves, Brunswick braces for another's arrival

    BRUNSWICK — The bout of cold, wet weather that struck in May may have had a silver lining: it wiped out the area's burgeoning browntail moth population. But as one pest disappears from the area, local officials and the Maine Forest Service have teamed up to plan for the arrival of ot...

  • Yerrr out!

    Nearly 100 fans of all ages showed up last Sunday to watch the Freeport Historical Society's second annual Vintage Baseball Game at Pettengill Farm. In the game between the Maine-based Dirigo Vintage Baseball Team and the Essex Baseball Team from Massachusetts, players were not allowed to wear glove...

  • Brunswick bar gets temporary license

    BRUNSWICK — Live music is back, at least temporarily, at O'Shea's Irish Restaurant & Cantina. The Town Council denied the downtown bar a special amusement license on June 8 on the grounds that allowing live music and dancing at the 94 Maine St. business would be detrimental to th...

  • Kettle Cove access concerns aired at Cape Elizabeth public forum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Access to the water in the Kettle Cove area was a hot topic at a Town Hall forum on Monday. The informal meeting on June 27 included a group of about 20 residents, commercial fisherman and lobstermen; Town Manager Mike McGovern; Police Chief Neil Williams; Public Wor...

  • Access denied: Harpswell public landing conflict pits a neighbor against harvesters and town

    Public landing conflict pits neighbor against harvesters, town HARPSWELL — Margaret McMahon Hickey purchased her Hildreth Road home in 2001 as a quiet place to retire and write. She didn't expect to become embroiled in a lingering dispute over access to one of Harpswell's pr...