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  • City Hall error leaves Muslim center out of compliance with Portland zoning

    PORTLAND — The city's granting of the wrong permit two years ago is likely to stall plans of the Maine Muslim Community Center to purchase its Anderson Street building. The center is a nonprofit organization in the East Bayside Neighborhood. According to the city attorney, Gary Wood,...

  • Cumberland council stands by permit fee requirement for youth lacrosse event

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday, with Councilor Mike Perfetti absent, to issue a permit for a boys youth lacrosse jamboree. The town late last year lowered the threshold requiring a mass gathering permit from at least 1,000 people – players a...

  • Bath celebrates spring with Mayfair weekend

    BATH — The City of Ships rings in spring this weekend with its annual Mayfair festival. A yard sale will be held Saturday, May 1, featuring more than 40 participants, a Big Tent Sale downtown, maypole dancing and other attractions. The Big Tent Sale, where merchants will ...

  • Portland hires sustainability coordinator

    PORTLAND — The city's new sustainability coordinator, charged with creating policies and projects to advance energy conservation and efficiency, climate change initiatives and environmental sustainability, will begin his job May 10. The city received nearly $685,000 in federal Energy...

  • Old Cumberland photos sought for history project

    CUMBERLAND — Thomas Bennett led a tour through Cumberland’s history during Monday’s Town Council meeting, with a pictorial presentation of the people and places of yesteryear. The Prince Memorial Library director said his presentation was an outgrowth of the Maine Co...

  • Rosa Scarcelli: Political 'newcomer' with old-fashioned connections

    Editor’s note: This examination of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rosa Scarcelli by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is part of a series examining the claims and records of some of the leading candidates for governor. PORTLAND &m... 1

  • Sister-city celebration

    Takenobu Honda, chairman of the Shinagawa Assembly, sights a green marker bouy in Casco Bay as he takes a turn piloting a ferry on the way to Peaks Island on April 26. Honda and Shinagawa Mayor Takeshi Hamano, left, are part of a delegation visiting Portland to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ...

  • Thank you, Falmouth: Residents donate school supplies for Iraqi children

    FALMOUTH — When U.S. Army 1st Lt. Mark Seelen called home to Falmouth from Iraq to tell his mother he needed school supplies for the children in the area he where he was deployed, Barbara Seelen leaped into action. She called her friends, her church, the Falmouth Rotary and anyone el...

  • Topsham cell tower proposal returns to Planning Board

    TOPSHAM — A cellular communications tower proposed for the Heights neighborhood returns to the Planning Board on Tuesday, May 4. The 7 p.m. meeting at the Municipal Building will be preceded by a 6 p.m. site walk, at 14 Oak St., of the tower's proposed location. Mariner T...

  • Residents call for reversal of proposed budget cuts in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — If the Town Council uses Monday's public comments as the only metric for determining spending in fiscal 2011, residents can probably expect a property tax increase beyond the proposed bump of 2 percent.  Even with a 2 percent increase, the council will be forced to r...