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  • Museum open house to spotlight history of Portland firefighters

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of pieces of the city's firefighting history will be on display Saturday on Spring Street. The Portland Fire Museum is hosting its sixth annual open house with a block party, antique fire trucks, a jazz band and items from the Portland Veteran Firemen's Associa...

  • Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute to facilitate switch to new ground-fishing rules

    PORTLAND — The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has received a $2.4 million federal grant to develop and implement systems that will help institute new ground fishing regulations set to go into effect this year. Traditionally, trawlers seeking prized ground fish like cod, haddock and ...

  • Maine Yacht Center seeks to expand parking, outdoor boat storage

    PORTLAND — Maine Yacht Center is looking to expand outdoor boat storage and parking at its Kensington Street marina.  To do so, the city must rezone a strip of grassy land that runs along the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad tracks to Interstate 295. The Planning Board will ...

  • Children's alliance to honor Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools James Morse Sr. will be honored this week by the Maine Children's Alliance at its annual Champions for Children event at the Freeport Hilton Garden Inn. Morse, who became Portland's superintendent on July 1, is one of four people from througho...

  • New restaurant partners plan to add Portland spice to Scarborough

    Federal Spice, a popular Jamaican restaurant in Portland, will open a second location in Scarborough. Restaurant owner Eric Martin, right, stands outside the Federal Street eatery with his business partner, Scarborough developer Mark Maroon.

  • Yarmouth 4th-graders first to use new energy curriculum

    YARMOUTH — A new science- and energy-based curriculum for elementary school students was launched last week, and a classroom in Yarmouth was the first to implement the lessons. Mary Jo Moore, a fourth-grade teacher at Yarmouth Elementary School, was one of the curriculum testers and now her...

  • Freeport Sewer District election draws 5 candidates; Town Council race uncontested

    FREEPORT — Voters in November will have to choose between candidates to run the sewer district. But barring any write-in campaigns, they will once again face an uncontested Town Council election. Both Town Council incumbents, District 4 Councilor James Cassida and Councilor-at-Large Charlotte...

  • Stop & Shop scraps plans for Morrill's Corner project in Portland

    PORTLAND — City officials said Tuesday that Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. has killed a $15 million retail and residential project that has been planned for six years at Morrill's Corner. The 20-acre property at the corner of Forest and Allen avenues was going to be turned into a...

  • 4 charter amendments face North Yarmouth voters

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Among the Town Charter amendments going before voters Nov. 3 is one that would shift the responsibility for setting fees collected by the town from Town Meeting to the Board of Selectmen. "You're taking it from Town Meeting, which is a set process, and allow...

  • RTP, METRO clash over federal funds

    PORTLAND — Increasing budget pressure is pitting two local transportation providers against each other.  Leaders of METRO and the Regional Transportation Program, a non-profit agency that serves elderly and disabled riders in Cumberland County, are clashing over the distribution ...