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  • Yarmouth gives green light to Portland commuter bus

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors unanimously endorsed METRO express bus service to Portland, at an annual cost of up to $30,000. The service,

  • Portland School Board to meet on Peaks Island

    PORTLAND — The Board of Public Education on Aug. 5 will hold a business meeting on Peaks Island at the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave. The 7 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a 6 p.m. executive session. The meeting will not be broadcast live on TV3, but will ai...

  • PATHS receives aquaponics grant

    PORTLAND — Portland Arts and Technology High School received a $3,000 grant to expand its use of aquaponics, a growing system in which aquatic animals are farmed and their waste is used to cultivate plants and vegetables. "We have experimented with growing plants in this system ...

  • 'Beer Camp' and beyond: Allagash Brewing grows with a splash in Portland

    PORTLAND — These are heady days for Allagash Brewing Co. Preparing to be part of the Beer Camp Across America tour at Thompson's Point on Friday, the brewery at 50 Indust...

  • GOP taps Durham man as state House District 46 candidate

    DURHAM — Town Republicans on July 26 picked Paul Chace to replace Michael Vaughan as the party's candidate in the state House of Representatives District 46 election. Chace will face incumbent state Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, in the redrawn district, which includes North Yar...

  • Fire damages secluded home in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A July 25 electrical fire at 5 Balsam Lane was put out in time to save the home, but sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries. Despite previously published reports of two injured firefighters, Deputy Chief Paul Conley on Monday said only one firefighter was...

  • Portland Housing Authority project hinges on investor tax credits

    PORTLAND — The Portland Housing Authority's latest venture could be under construction by next spring, if it receives tax credits attractive to investors. Bayside Anchor, a four-story apartment building planned for 49 Boyd St. in East Bayside, will have 45 apartments, with 36 designa...

  • Portland senator's PAC faces $31K fine

    PORTLAND — Maine Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, will find out Thursday if his political action committee will be fined for reporting errors. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices could fine the Alfond Business, Community & Democracy PAC m...

  • Invasive green crabs creep back into Casco Bay

    FREEPORT — Despite cautious optimism earlier this year that midcoast mudflats would be spared, invasive European green crabs were apparently only waiting for warmer water to scurry back into the area and begin wreaking havoc on the shellfish industry. “Since the beginning of la...

  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...