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  • Trestle tussle in Portland sinks federal grant effort for trails

    PORTLAND — Competing visions for the future of the railroad bridge at the mouth of Back Cove have sunk a regional effort to secure more than $1 million in federal grants for bridge and trail projects in greater Portland. Several municipalities and trail groups, including

  • School Committee to urge Portland parents not to turn over kids' Social Security numbers

    PORTLAND — The School Committee next week will consider a resolution opposing a new state program for tracking student performance by collecting Social Security numbers. This is the first year school districts are required by the state to ask parents to provide their children's Socia...

  • Portland-based nonprofit sees opportunity in medical marijuana 'caregivers'

    PORTLAND — The state's eight sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to begin operating by the end of this year, providing the drug to potentially thousands of Mainers who have notes for it from their doctors. The dispensaries will provide one-stop shopping for people ...

  • S.P., Cape get grants to fight underage drinking

    AUGUSTA — The South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments are among 15 law enforcement agencies to receive state grants to enforce underage drinking laws. South Portland will receive nearly $15,000 over the next two years, while Cape Elizabeth will get nearly $10,000.

  • Making the ride easier

    Riders travel along Route 201 in Topsham on Aug. 28 during the 25th Dan Michaud Memorial Ride for the Maine Hospice Council. The event raises money for hospice care in Maine, and is named for Dan R. Michaud of Topsham, who died at age 32. The ride, which started and finished on the Brunswick Mall...

  • Late-summer veil

    Morning fog glides along the Cathance River near Route 201 in Topsham on Saturday morning, Aug. 28.

  • Making way for autumn

    Leaves and lily pads around the edges of a pond at Scarborough Beach display a tinge of yellow Wednesday as September rolls in.

  • Harpswell death ruled 'accidental drowning'

    HARPSWELL — The state medical examiner in Augusta has determined the cause of death of Missouri newspaper executive Walter Lage, 66. Lage died of “accidental drowning” when he slipped or fell from a dock at 14 Whidden Road around 9:30 p.m. after leaving a private boat on ...

  • Pedal for Peace benefit to be held Sept. 11 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Events promoting peace are planned for the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery. The second annual Pedal for Peace, a bicycle ride that benefits the Business Council for Peace’s work with entrepreneurs in ...

  • Brunswick House candidates to attend forums

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates for Maine House District 66 plan to participate in a series of public forums to be held between Sept. 7 and 15. Each forum will run from 7-9 p.m. A “Food and Energy” forum will be held at Frontier Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 7, followed by “Tr...