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  • Brunswick change is coming

    Oliver Casey, 5, of Brunswick, helps the staff at Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union pour contributed coins into a counter at the Brunswick branch on Friday, Feb. 27. The credit union and Gelato Fiasco combined to create a Curtis Memorial Library fundraiser where kids used empty gelato jars a...

  • Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

    SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capacity. "It's been a fairly recurring theme, but for one reason or the other we just haven't...

  • South Portland rail yard sought for LPG terminal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Rigby Yard could become the site of a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to serve Maine and much of southern New England.  NGL Supply Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NGL Energ...

  • Freeport-Pownal-Durham schools pick New Hampshire administrator as superintendent

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors picked a new superintendent on Wednesday. After employing two interim c...

  • Portland police seek robbery suspect with bad bite

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for a woman they said was unsuccessful in an attempt to steal cigarettes from the 7-Eleven store at 27 Washington Ave. early Wednesday morning. Lt. James Sweatt said the woman asked a store clerk for a carton of cigarettes, then tried to spray him with p...

  • South Portland to hire Boston defense attorneys

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city announced Wednesday that it will seek to retain the Boston-based law firm Foley Hoag to defend against a lawsuit filed earlier this month by the Portland Pipe Line Corp. and American Waterways Operators. Maine Municipal Association provides insurance co...

  • South Portland prostitution sting nets 3 customers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three men were arrested Wednesday afternoon in a prostitution sting near the Maine Mall. Police said Robinson Rich, 25, of Cape Elizabeth; Willard Putnam, 56, of Windham, and Thomas Kahl, 64, of White River Junction, Vermont, responded to an ad posted on social ...

  • Scarborough man arrested for Portland burglary

    PORTLAND — A Scarborough man was being held Thursday on $25,000 cash bail at Cumberland County Jail, facing burglary and drug charges after his arrest Tuesday by city police. Lt. James Sweatt said Shane Cook, 23, whose home address was not released, was charged with Class C burglary ...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget could rise 2.6%

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The school superintendent's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes an increase of just over $600,000, or 2.6 percent. Superintendent Meredith Nadeau on Wednesday presented a projected total budget of more than $23.8 million to the School Board. She...

  • South Portland weighs ways to keep Thornton Heights corner green

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors and citizens took the first steps Monday night toward deciding what to do with the 2.3-acre parcel of city land at the corner of Main and Westbrook Streets. Most options they discussed, including creation of a conservation easement, would eventua...