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  • Thanksgiving Day runners make Hay in Portland

    A pack of runners, some dressed in holiday costumes, round the Hay Building in Congress Square on Thursday morning, Nov. 27, during the 33rd annual Portland Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler road race. A two-mile loop led runners on a serpentine, two-lap course through the Old Port. More than 1,100 runner...

  • Portland road race, tree lighting to require street closings

    PORTLAND — Several downtown street closures are planned Thursday and Friday for annual holiday events. On Thursday, more than 1,500 runners are expected to take part in the Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler road race. The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8:30-10...

  • Natural gas utility pledges to help Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth customers failed by defunct contractor

    CUMBERLAND — The utility bringing natural gas service to Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth on Wednesday said it will reimburse customers for deposits they paid for work that remains incomplete because a contractor went out of business. Contractor David Ireland of David Ireland Builde...

  • Cedar Beach access advocates ask Harpswell for $110K

    HARPSWELL — The group that fought a lengthy court battle for public use of a private road that accesses a Bailey Island beach is asking the town to pay $110,000 to cover some of its legal costs. In a Nov. 21 letter, the board of Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters asked the Boar...

  • Maine secretary of state can't explain Senate District 25 ballot 'discrepancy'

    FALMOUTH — Even the secretary of state has never seen anything like the disputed Maine Senate District 25 election. “This type of discrepancy has not occurred in recent memory,” Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said in a press release Tuesday. The "discrepancy" ...

  • South Portland school chief resigns after 8 years

    PORTLAND — Citing a desire to return to more classroom-oriented work, Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin will resign effective June 30, 2015. "I want to get back to the things that bring me passion and energy," Godin said Monday. School Board member Rick Carter, who has w...

  • Scarborough School Board elects Beeley as chairwoman

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on Nov. 20 unanimously elected board member Donna Beeley as chairwoman, replacing former Chairwoman Christine Massengill. Board member Kelly Murphy was elected vice chairwoman, also by a 7-0 vote. Beeley, a former Scarborough teacher and adm...

  • Landmark Scarborough restaurant to become foodie market

    SCARBOROUGH — The Dunstan School Restaurant, which served buffet-style, modestly priced meals for nearly 30 years in its namesake former schoolhouse, is being sold to an out-of-state grocer that plans to convert the building into a high-end food store. The sale is expected to be comp...

  • Portland vigil protests Ferguson decision

    More than 300 people turned out in Portland's Monument Square on Tuesday night, Nov. 26, to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this year in Ferguson, Missouri. The peaceful protest, which featured a candlel...

  • Permit problem delays Brunswick culvert repairs

    BRUNSWICK — Work to replace culverts damaged during a punishing August rainstorm has been cancelled until the town can obtain a required federal permit for the project.  Town officials learned about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit this month, just as they were getti...