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  • Court orders Bath Planning Board to reconsider business park approval

    BATH — A judge last Friday ordered the Planning Board to take another look at its April approval of the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Justice Andrew Horton’s ruling came in a lawsuit, filed by Robert and Wendy Johansen in May in Sagadahoc County Superior Cour...

  • Southern Maine families welcome Fresh Air Fund kids with open arms

    YARMOUTH — Caudell Walker has had many new experiences since coming to Maine a week ago. He has tried lobster, hiked a mountain, been boating on a lake, gone swimming in the ocean and played Wiffle Ball. "I've had a lot of firsts," he said. "When I'm here I like to relax, play...

  • Festival of Nations

    Two friends share a moment photographing the flags of the world during the eighth annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, July 31, at Deering Oaks in Portland. The event celebrates Maine's ethnic diversity and promotes cultural understanding and unity.

  • Portland council creates more parking for motorcycles

    PORTLAND — The city is adding more free on-street parking for mopeds and motorcycles. Last year, 31 spots were created on the peninsula specifically for two-wheeled motorized vehicles. The spaces were added in no-parking areas and spots that were too small for cars to park. Ci...

  • Erosion threatens Falmouth shoreline roads, sewers

    FALMOUTH — For many people, rip-rap sounds like the name of a cartoon character or perhaps the newest pop music craze. But for those living along Shoreline and Bayshore drives, rip-rap could save their property and streets from being swept into the sea during the next big storm. ...

  • South Portland triathlon pushes personal limits

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 women are registered to take part in the third annual Tri for a Cure on Saturday, Aug. 15. The majority of them, race director Julie Marchese said, have never participated in ...

  • Daytime burglaries concern Freeport, Brunswick police

    FREEPORT — A handful of daytime residential break-ins on Monday have police in Freeport and Brunswick on alert.  Lt. Susan Nourse encouraged residents to report suspicious activity or anything that appears out of the ordinary to the local police departments. "My concern i...

  • Recreation panel backs some hunting in North Yarmouth park; decision in selectmen's hands

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Recreation Commission voted 3-1 Monday to recommend that limited hunting be allowed in Old Town House Park. The recommendation has gone to Board of Selectmen, which is scheduled to discuss the matter at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The commis...

  • Report: Energy projects could save Portland schools, city $950K a year

    PORTLAND — The School Committee this week was scheduled to review a list of projects that could increase energy efficiency and decrease operating costs. The committee was scheduled to conduct a first reading on Wednesday of a report drafted by Ameresco, which spent nearly two years t...

  • Task force suggests higher noise limit, 'sound oversight committee' for loud bars in Portland

    PORTLAND — The task force created earlier this year to research options for addressing excessive noise in the Old Port and downtown is recommending the noise limit be raised and that a committee be created to deal with problems. The Downtown Noise Task Force, made up of bar owners, m...