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  • Proposed waterfront zoning changes go to Portland council

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday is expected to begin deliberating a proposal from wharf owners to relax waterfront zoning. The council will get an overview of the proposed new zoning, which has been making its way through the Planning Department and Planning Board since wharf o...

  • Back Cove garden in Portland sets a chem-free standard

    PORTLAND — On about 2 1/2 acres of land between Back Cove and Interstate 295, a garden full of flowers, shrubs and trees is gradually taking shape. But the project is more than about adding beauty to the heavily used Back Cove Trail. It's proof that healthy landscaping can be achieve...

  • Scarborough Town Councilor Shawn Babine resigns

    SCARBOROUGH — Town Councilor Shawn Babine announced his resignation, citing educational pursuits and an interim job as chief executive officer of the national Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity as the main reasons for his departure. "I find the constraints of my studies and my interim assi...

  • McAuley High School in Portland names new prinicipal

    PORTLAND — Margaret Downing has been named the new head of school at Catherine McAuley High School, the Stevens Avenue school announced in a press release.  Downing will take over leadership of the the state...

  • Construction closes Capisic St., Canco Road in Portland

    PORTLAND — Drivers can expect detours and delays as the city does storm drain and utility work on two heavily travelled roads. Starting this week, Canco Road between Reed Street and Wellington is closed to through traffic for two weeks. Residents will be allowed access from the Walto...

  • Baxter Boulevard closed for party this weekend

    PORTLAND — The Back Cove Neighborhood Association is throwing a block party this weekend on Baxter Boulevard. The boulevard will be closed to automobile traffic from Vannah Street to Payson Park on Sunday, Aug. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. The annual party, now in its third year, is...

  • Police seize 82 pot plants in bust near Brunswick High School

    BRUNSWICK — Police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday and seized 82 marijuana plants and a hydroponic system at his home. Police arrested Eric Colgan of 90 Maquoit Road at about 5 p.m. The arrest was the result of a search warrant, part of an ongoing drug investigation by the Brun...

  • Scarborough citizens group sues Maine, feds, to protect Eastern Trail

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of concerned citizens filed a federal lawsuit July 29 to stop government agencies from making a portion of the Eastern Trail available for private development. The complaint in U.S. District Court in Portland lists the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Maine D...

  • UPDATE: Work begins on Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail extension to Freeport, Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The northward extension of the Amtrak Downeaster has been local rail advocates' dream since 2003. On Monday at Maine Street Station, the first tangible sign that the long-awaited vision is closer to realization was hard to miss. The train delivering 50 strings...

  • South Portland plane crash probe focuses on fuel pump

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An investigation into a fatal July 17 plane crash is focusing on the fuel pump. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report into the crash that killed 42-year-old Brunswick pilot Mark Haskell and his passenger, 66-year-old Thomas Casagrande...