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  • Yarmouth council appoints panel for Route 1 bridge design

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on has officially decided to keep the Route 1 bridge over Main Street, instead of creating an at-grade intersection. In addition to unanimously deciding to keep the bridge, councilors Dec. 18 also approved a committee to gather information about ...

  • Freeport fire leaves 6 people homeless, remains under investigation

    Firefighters dash past a burning apartment building on Unity Lane in Freeport on Saturday evening, Dec. 20. Six tenants were displaced by the blaze, which flared up after firefighters initially extinguished it earlier in the day.

  • Portland Fire Dept. report details violations at 188 Dartmouth St.

    PORTLAND — Gregory Nisbet, the owner of a Noyes Street building where six people died in a Nov. 1 fire, has until Jan. 18, 2015, to remedy safety violations at 188 Dartmouth St. The deadline was set Dec. 17 by Portland Fire Department Capt. David Petrucelli in a

  • Portland school Scorecard shows mixed results

    PORTLAND — A School Department Scorecard presented to the School Board last week by Superintendent of Schools Emmanuel Caulk shows students are making progress, but with room for improvement. Caulk also presented the board with results of a survey of parents and high school students ...

  • Maine Wailer: Falmouth musician who played with Marley is all about roots, Schrock, reggae

    FALMOUTH — When Glen DaCosta first met musician Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1972, DaCosta was a saxophone player in one of Jamaica's most popular bands, Zap Pow. "With Zap Pow everything was precise, so I guess that was what Bob wanted with his group, and so he asked us to com...

  • Old, new clash as Portland ponders regulating Uber

    PORTLAND — An official at Uber, the ride-share service launched in Portland in October, expressed wariness on Sunday about the city's possible regulation of the business. "We are eager to sit down with the city...

  • Portland teachers contract freezes salaries in 1st year

    PORTLAND — The School Board unanimously agreed to a new two-year contract with city teachers on Dec. 16. The agreement freezes salaries in the first year and provides a 2 percent cost-of-living increase in the second year. The contract also includes more instructional time for...

  • Portland lights up the winter solstice

    Headlights streak around Portland's holiday-bedecked Longfellow Square in this long-exposure photo taken on the winter solstice, Sunday, Dec. 21. Sunset was 4:06 p.m. on the shortest day of the year; by Christmas, sunset will occur a few minutes later at 4:09 p.m.