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  • New year, new tradition

    It takes surprisingly little to talk some Mainers out of their long johns and into a bathing suit for a quick winter dip into Casco Bay. Just come up with a good cause in need of a fundraiser, in this case South Portland High School Project Graduation, and - splash! - let the shivering begin. Fourte...

  • South Portland police make arrest in 2009 robbery

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police said they have made an arrest in what was the only unsolved bank robbery in the city in recent years. Sgt. Steven Webster said police arrested Michael LaFollette, 29, of Portland, in connection with the Nov. 9, 2009, bank robbery. Police said LaFollette... 1

  • Building relationships: Oliver Place, Bath community provide support for at-risk teens

    BATH — If it weren't for Oliver Place, Cori Mullins said, she might not still be in school. The 17-year-old, who has been at the residential treatment facility at 55 Oliver St. since last summer, is a senior at Morse High School. She goes to school day and night to ensure that she wi...

  • Maine passenger rail advocates hope GOP keeps subsidies coming

    BRUNSWICK — Nationally, the debate over subsidizing passenger rail has largely been a partisan issue; Democrats have supported it, Republicans haven't. For the most part, that division hasn't been evident in Maine. With a new Republican governor and GOP-controlled state Legislature, ...

  • Debate continues over Higgins Beach parking in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — More than 80 people turned out for Wednesday night's Town Council meeting on proposed parking changes at Higgins Beach. Many spoke during the public hearing, some in favor of aspects of a compromise plan proposed by Council Chairwoman Judy Roy and others opposed, p...

  • Police in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth investigate car thefts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are investigating a string of vehicle thefts that occurred over the holidays. Police Lt. Frank Clark said that three cars were stolen from Ferry Village last week, bringing the total vehicle thefts to six citywide. A...

  • South Portland schools told to produce a flat budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On the heels of last year's uncertain budget process, School Board Chairman Ralph Baxter pressed the City Council on Monday to provide a clear directive on an acceptable fiscal 2012 budget. "I may not like the number you give us, but we're leaving here with a number,...

  • Recovery continues for South Portland officer injured by distracted driver

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As a former collegiate football player, Rocco Navarro has taken his fair share of hits. And as a police officer, he stands ready to attack dangerous situations head-on. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangerous hit he sustained on Nov. 1, 2010 ...

  • Bath council backs grant to restore historic building

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously backed an application for funding to improve a historic shipyard structure. The city will submit a public facilities grant application to the state's Community Development Block Grant program later this month. Community Development Dir...

  • I in the sky

    Traffic on Route 26/100 in Falmouth, near the Portland city line, was interrupted last week while an 85-foot I-beam was unloaded at the Falmouth Railroad Bridge. The 834-foot bridge, left, which crosses the Presumpscot River and a portion of the Pan Am rail line, was built in 1932 and is being repla...