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  • 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.

  • Bath police seek help identifying assault suspect

    BATH — The Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a man involved in the stabbing and attempted robbery of another man on Western Avenue at about 6:45 a.m. on July 7. The victim told police he was leaving the Big Apple store when two unidentified men app...

  • Another petition to maintain emergency dispatch fails in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A second petition to keep emergency dispatch service in town has failed, but proponents are continuing the fight and threatening to appeal the town's decision in Superior Court. According to Town Clerk Beverly Curry, a citizen petition submitted on June 15 had enough ...

  • Parking garage, townhouses added to project in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — The developer building a six-story hotel complex on the former Jordan's Meats property is seeking approval for a 207-space parking garage adjacent to the hotel. Opechee Construction, doing business as Fore India Middle LLC, was approved for 90 surface parking spaces in Apr...

  • Coastal Falmouth connection to northbound Maine Turnpike closes for a year

    FALMOUTH — The on-ramp from the Falmouth spur to the northbound Maine Turnpike is closed for approximately a year during replacement of the Presumpscot River Bridge. Other ramps, including the southbound turnpike on-ramp and northbound off-ramp at Exit 52 are open during construction...