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  • Portland City Council approves Peaks Island affordable housing project

    PORTLAND — An affordable housing group received the green light July 19 to construct three houses on Peaks Island. Home Start was created in 2004 with the goal of developing affordable housing for islanders. It purchased a lot on Luther Street in 2007, following a failed attempt to b...

  • Contemporary update for an ancient Jewish tradition

    PORTLAND — Whether in ancient Egypt or Portland, Maine, a mikvah is a mikvah. The ritual bath – a tradition used to actualize significant transitions in people's lives – is filled with "mayim chayim," or "living waters," stored in "barot" (tanks) and always has seven...

  • Problems with FEMA maps for Maine help spur change in flood insurance bill

    PORTLAND — Congress could force the Federal Emergency Management Agency to review its flood mapping models for the sheltered harbors that dominate much of the Maine coastline. The provision, included in the

  • Scarborough library hosts author of 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door'

    SCARBOROUGH — According to wildlife biologist Stephen DeStefano, "coyotes now occupy every state in the U.S., except Hawaii, and they are one of the most successful species in North America." But this wasn't always the case. DeStefano, author of "Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Li...

  • Food to go in South Portland

    Volunteers Nancy Mason, Jane Gillis and Sybil Riemensnider work steadily distributing a variety of foods from the new Good Shepard Food-Bank Food Mobile on July 8 at the South Portland Food Cupboard, 611 Main St. The new vehicle, Good Shepard's second, is made possible by Kraft Foods and its Foundat...

  • Scarborough hosts hazardous waste drop-off

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents looking to dispose of hazardous waste will have an opportunity to do so on Saturday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Works building. Residents of Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and Biddeford can drop off a variety of household hazardous wastes...

  • South Portland honors Long Creek air crash victims

    At the dedication of the Long Creek Air Memorial in South Portland on Sunday, July 11, Vina Hannan Sawyer rings a bell in memory of James and Nancy Little, two children she tried to save while she herself was badly burned in the worst air disaster in Maine history. The granite memorial commemorat...

  • Brunswick police promote Ridlon, Hansen

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Department promoted two officers last week. Todd Ridlon, 39, was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, while Paul Hansen, 31, was promoted to sergeant. Ridlon was hired in July 1998 and promoted to sergeant in 2006. He previously worked for the Bath Poli...

  • Brunswick road race to benefit Cathance alliance

    BRUNSWICK — The third Run for the Sun 5K road race will be held downtown at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 24. The race starts and ends on the Brunswick Town Mall. The race benefits the Cathance River Education Alliance, a nonprofit organization that manages the Cathance River Preserve i...

  • Workers sought to complete Whiskeag Trail in Bath

    BATH — Volunteers are sought to help complete the Whiskeag Trail, a five-mile corridor linking the Bath Area Family YMCA to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Thorne Head Preserve. Work days, planned for July 20-22, will consist of building bog bridges and water bars, rerou...