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  • High court allows Portland to take waterfront rights; jury to decide payment

    PORTLAND — The state's highest court has ruled that the city can take by eminent domain the railroad track rights over property it owns on the Eastern Waterfront. But the court battle will continue, because the Maine Supreme Judicial Court also decided Sept. 3 that the case must retu...

  • Portland enters new phase of Franklin Arterial planning

    PORTLAND — Adding green space around the gardens at Boyd Street, installing pedestrian and cyclist lanes and limiting traffic growth are a few of the elements the public would like to see in a rebuilt Franklin Arterial. The Franklin Arterial Study Committee this month wrapped up...

  • Morrison Center consolidates services in new Scarborough facility

    SCARBOROUGH — There's something about the new Morrison Developmental Center building at 60 Chamberlain Road that just makes people smile. It could be the lovely grounds – green, lush and park-like –or the cheery yellow shingles...

  • Bowling alley planned for Portland's Bayside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — A bowling league that began a few years ago at Yankee Lanes on Riverside Street has become so popular that a league founder plans to turn a Bayside building into a 10-pin bowling center. Bowl Portland, a partnership between Portland resident and former state Rep. Charlie M... 1

  • Portland program grooms at-risk youths for green jobs

    PORTLAND — When Samantha Strout was looking for a job, she came across information about a course that trained people to become certified weatherization technicians. Tired of what seemed like an endless string of retail jobs, Strout decided to give it a shot. On Sept. 3, Strout wa...

  • Netbooks for high school students now up to Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — After several hours of discussion, the School Committee last week voted 6-3 for a $1.3 million plan to buy more than 2,100 Dell netbook computers high school students. The plan also includes buying the nearly 1,200 Apple iBooks now used in the middle schools, which are bei...

  • Expect delays during Gray Road bridge work in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation on Friday said motorists who travel along the section of the Gray Road that includes the Route 100/Route 26 bridge to expect delays next week and suggested they seek alternate routes while crews repair the underside of the bridge. ...

  • Ride of her life

    Flossie Morgridge wanted to ride in an aerial lift for her 95th birthday, so her relatives and some helpful employees at Handyman Rental on Main Street in South Portland teamed up to make her wish come true on Wednesday. After being serenaded with "Happy Birthday," Flossie yells down to her friends ...

  • 4 drivers cited in South Portland sobriety check

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland, Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments teamed up to fight drunk driving on the evening of Aug. 28. Approximately 523 vehicles, traveling from Portland into South Portland on Route 77, were briefly stopped and contacted by officers at t...

  • Scarborough councilors, School Board members face re-election challenges

    SCARBOROUGH — Challengers will face incumbents in the Town Council and Board of Education elections this fall. The deadline for returning nomination papers was the close of business Wednesday. Eleven candidates for seven elected positions filed papers, with four candidates on the ...