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  • Problem solver: Neighborhood prosecutor takes on Portland's quality-of-life crimes

    PORTLAND — Nuisance crimes happen with certain regularity. On the first of the month, the unwanted furniture of departing tenants clogs sidewalks around the city. Black garbage bags appear on curbsides weekly on trash pick-up day. And Saturday nights invite public urination and noise... 1

  • Tree lighting Dec. 3 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Mill Creek tree lighting and holiday festival will take place on Friday, Dec. 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. Hot cider, pop corn and hot dogs will be available throughout the evening. Other events includ...

  • Cape cafe hosts benefit for Kid's First Center

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Local Buzz will hold a benefit on Monday, Dec. 6, to support Kid's First Center in Portland. Ten percent of the proceeds between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and 100 percen...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story “Questions fail to derail Brunswick appointments” should have attributed concerns about the independence of police station subcommittee members to Dan DiEdwardo of Boody Street, not McKeen Street resident John Donovan.

  • Scarborough forum to discuss school chief

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board is inviting residents to participate in a focus group to discuss attributes, experiences and goals sought in a new superintendent of schools. The group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library and will be facilitated by New...

  • The bridge is back

    A boat passes under the Cribstone Bridge, which connects Orr's and Bailey islands in Harpswell. The bridge reopend last weekend after an $11 million repair and reconstruction project.

  • Super Sunday for Bowdoin

    Bowdoin College fans mob the field and the men's soccer team to celebrate Bowdoin's win over Middlebury in the NCAA Division III regional final on Nov. 21 in Brunswick. Bowdoin will face Lynchburg (Va.) College in a national semifinal on Dec. 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Also Sunday, the Bowdoin field h...

  • Cumberland board tables CMP substation plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Nov. 16 tabled a request from Central Maine Power Co. to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. Town Planner Carla Nixon said CMP is still working on changes for the Raven Farm Substation, and that the master site plan review will return...

  • Freeport Merchants now FreeportUSA

    FREEPORT — Freeport Merchants Association has formerly changed its name to FreeportUSA and will roll out a new logo and marketing campaign by January. Myra Hopkins, executive director of the organization, said the change came out of a strategy workshop held this summer. Hopkins said ...

  • Fuel fund donations sought in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The community nonprofit Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is encouraging residents to donate to the fuel fund this winter.   The fund serves Yarmouth families, is locally administered and operates through the general assistance office in Freeport. More than 45 fam...