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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Portland pair roll the dice on robot board game

    PORTLAND — Giant, battling robots are coming, but not the kind made of iron and steel. These robots are made of playing cards, and their attacks are dictated by the roll of dice. They are part of a card game called PBL Robots, designed by W...

  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Cape Elizabeth Land Trust sets leash rule for dogs in Robinson Woods

    South Portland resident Fiona Russell walks through Robinson Woods in Cape Elizabeth on Sunday, Dec. 21, with her 3-year-old beagle mix (who, coincidentally, is also named Russell). Russell said she doesn't mind the new rule that requires dogs to be leashed in the woods.

  • South Portland city councilor: Raise the minimum wage

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Newly elected City Councilor Brad Fox has requested a workshop to discuss increasing the minimum wage in the city.  "The workshop would follow Portland's lead and investigate the possibility of raising the minimum wage here in South Portland," Fox said...

  • Harpswell road owner asks appeals court to overturn Cedar Beach access decision

    HARPSWELL — Defendants in a court case that allowed public use of a private Bailey Island beach access road are appealing the Superior Court decision to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Gables LLC, a real estate company owned by road owner Betsy Atkins, filed the appeal in Port...

  • South Portland students bring old rail line back to life

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fourth-grade students at Brown Elementary School, in collaboration with the South Portland Historical Society, recently completed the first phase of an Adopt-a-Rail project. Last week, Jane Eberle, director of business partnerships for the School Department, and...

  • Harpswell explores 2 tracks for future of Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — Town officials are restarting a conversation on the future of Mitchell Field, a 119-acre parcel of shoreline public land in South Harpswell.  The town's Planning Department, in conjunction with the Mitchell Field Committee, plans to hold a series of January work...