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  • Group eyes berth at Portland's Ocean Gateway for JFK aircraft carrier

    PORTLAND — A group working to permanently anchor a nearly 19-story aircraft carrier in Portland Harbor has six months to complete a series of studies and stay in the running for what some consider the gem of the U.S. Navy. Buxton resident Richard Fitzgerald, a Portland native, said h...

  • 13th TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K: A community event for world-class runners

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K celebrated its 13th year on Saturday, Aug. 7, with perfect running conditions, new course records and the continued tradition of huge support from the local community. Of the 6,000 people registered for the race this year, 76 percent ...

  • Maine wind power bandwagon hits bumps in the road

    The first of a three-part series on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development in Maine. Next week: a wind-swept task force sets the rules. AUGUSTA — The Wind Energy Act of 2008, which gave developers a fast track to putting up wind turbines in some of Maine's ...

  • Nowhere to go in Yarmouth

    Traffic is at a standstill Friday around noon on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth after a truck hauling wood chips flipped over in the median near the Royal River bridge and spilled its load and fuel. The truck was reportedly hit by a northbound Buick and then hit a southbound car. One lane in each dir...

  • Bath council approves bids for two fire department vehicles

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to accept bids from a Brunswick company for two fire department vehicles. The council accepted a bid of $825,000 from Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, Inc., for an E-One 110-foot ladder truck with a pump, as well as a bid of $120,...

  • Bike night out

    Seven-year-old Nya Pan practices safe riding on the bike rodeo course during the National Night Out Neighborhood Block Party August 3 at the Red Bank Community Center. The event promotes safety in communities across the United States. The South Portland police and fire departments teamed up with ...

  • Nomination papers available for Brunswick council, school board

    BRUNSWICK — Nomination papers are now available for the Town Council and School Board. Districts 1, 2 and 6 on both boards are up for election Nov. 2. Papers can be obtained at the Town Clerk's office on Federal Street. Interested candidates must obtain 25 signatures and turn ...

  • Nomination papers available for Cape elections

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers for the Nov. 2 municipal election and Portland Water District trustee election are available at the town clerk's office. There are two seats available on the Town Council and two seats on the School Board. Both are three-year terms. The two s...

  • School technology purchase raises questions in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved $236,000 in new technology for the school department. And for the second straight year, the purchases for the school department were criticized by residents and questioned by councilors.  The technology includes 1...

  • Cape Council to discuss pay-per-bag disposal possibilities at next workshop

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will dedicate a workshop on Monday, Aug. 9 to discuss the preparation of a pay-per-bag trash disposal system in town. The 7 p.m. council workshop will take place at Town Hall.  Councilors received a