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  • DOT to discuss Maine Turnpike Exit 48 bridge replacement

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation will host a meeting on Thursday, June 17, at the Howard Johnson Conference Center on Riverside Street to discuss the Maine Turnpike Exit 48 bridge reconstruction project set to begin next year. Exit 48, formerly Exit 8, feeds traffic ...

  • Relay for Life a time of celebration, solemnity in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Hope and cure were more than buzzwords for those participating in the South Portland Relay for Life last weekend. They were words to live by. More than 1,000 people we...

  • Portland agency seeks hosts for exchanges that benefit students, families

    PORTLAND — When Quy Nguyen-Dinh was looking for a country in which to study abroad, he chose the United States, partly because of a popular reality show in his home country of Germany. "It was awesome," Quy said. "It looked like so much fun." But shortly after arriving in Augu...

  • Hooping it up in Portland's Old Port

    Olivia Bedecs-Atkins, 4, of Yarmouth, tries out Hula Hooping at the Old Port Festival in Portland on June 13. Fog and a few drops of rain interrupted, but the city streets still filled up with crowds drawn by the food, fun and entertainment.

  • Sheriff's Department investigates Harpswell home invasion

    HARPSWELL — Police are confident they'll find the man who invaded a Basin Point Road home on Friday, June 11. According to Chief Deputy Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, a young man wearing ski mask and armed with a knife forced his way into the home of a 77-...

  • Portland councilor contemplates reviving Portland sex offender restrictions

    PORTLAND — An ordinance prohibiting sex offenders from living near schools and other public places frequented by children was shot down in committee this week, but the issue may not be dead. Councilor Dory Waxman, who sponsored the ordinance, said the issue of sex offenders living ne...

  • Testing the waters

    The Spruance, the 33rd Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer to be built by Bath Iron Works, gets in the water for the first time on Sunday, June 6, after being christened the day before. The ship is named for Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, who commanded the aircraft carrier battle group at the...

  • South Portland High School commencement

    Members of the South Portland High School Class of 2010 cheer their graduation at the end of commencement on Sunday, June 6, in the school gym. Weather forced the ceremonies inside for the first time since 1998.

  • Scarborough holds name-the-park contest

    SCARBOROUGH — The town is seeking the perfect name for its newest park, currently under construction at Pine Point Beach. The town is holding a name-the-park contest to solicit suggestions from the public. The Town Council will then choose the winning name. Entries can be subm...

  • Cape resident heads UMaine president search panel

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Resident Ellie Baker, a graduate of the University of Maine and University of Maine School of Law, will lead the search committee for the next president of the UMaine System. Earlier this year, UMaine President Robert Kennedy announced his intention to step down from...