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  • Cumberland man dies from injuries in pool

    CUMBERLAND — The state medical examiner’s office Tuesday said a 3 Meadow Way man died last week when he sustained a cervical spine fracture and drowned. The office performed an autopsy on 40-year-old Kermit Schott on July 7, a day after he was found unresponsive in his abo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Construction worker hurt in fall from Falmouth school roof

    FALMOUTH — A worker at the Falmouth Elementary School construction site fell two stories on July 9 while working on the roof of the new building. Police said Peter Stanczak, 40, of Manchester, N.H., an employee of Rose Steel Erectors, reportedly backed up too far and fell from the s...

  • 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...