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  • Baldacci stumps in South Portland for bond proposals, SMCC campus at Brunswick base

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gov. John Baldacci made an appearance at Southern Maine Community College Tuesday to champion a June 8 bond proposal that includes funding to establish a new campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The so-called Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering Center will be...

  • Portland planners mull reversing residential ban on 'working waterfront'

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board is entering the final stretch of its review of proposed changes to the Waterfront Central Zone, and at their last meeting members hinted they may delve into whether residences should be allowed in the zone. For more than a year, a dozen wharf owners have...

  • Memorial Day in Cumberland

    A young resident makes a connection with Cumberland's history at the dedication of a new Veterans Monument on Memorial Day at Moss Side Cemetery. The stone is the first phase of a project to honor all of the community's veterans.

  • New York concert producer takes reigns at Portland's State Theatre

    PORTLAND — After a more than four-year hiatus, the State Theatre is expected to reopen this fall, bringing music back to the 80-year-old building. New York City-based concert promoter The Bowery Presents has teamed up with Vermont promoter Alex Crothers of Higher Ground Presents and ...

  • Portland police, bar owners add text messages to Old Port crime-fighting arsenal

    PORTLAND — Just in time for warm summer nights, police and Old Port bar owners announced last week that they are launching a text-message network designed to keep each other informed about troublemakers in the city's entertainment district. The announcement came less than a week afte...

  • Annual meeting adds $245K to Freeport-Durham-Pownal school budget

    FREEPORT — Residents of Durham, Freeport and Pownal added more than $245,000 to the proposed Regional School Unit 5 budget at the annual budget meeting on May 26. The unexpected increase – supported by barely 1 percent of the RSU's eligible voters – sends a $23....

  • Portland honors its heroes on Memorial Day

    War veterans salute after wreaths are placed in Monument Square at the conclusion of Portland's Memorial Day parade on Monday.

  • Cape Elizabeth widow (and artist and mother and humorist) shares her life after death

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Sandi Amorello lost her husband Drew to pancreatic cancer in 2002. He died the day after Christmas, and at 41, Amorello became a single mother of three children under the age of 10. Eight years later, she has found a way to turn her greatest loss into hope for...

  • Deering senior plans to trade skates, cleats for scalpel

    PORTLAND — In sports, Elicia Fortier is accustomed to putting a hurt on her opponents. But come next fall, the Deering High School senior will be attending college to learn how to fix them. On Thursday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., the 17-year-old will be one of about 320 stude...

  • Fire destroys Freeport barn, threatens home

    Freeport firefighters arrive on the scene of a fully involved barn fire Thursday, May 27, at approximately 1:45 p.m. at 152 South Freeport Road. Flames eventually threatened a nearby house and spread into the woods; although the barn was a total loss, the house was saved. Mutual aid was provided ...