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  • Portland City Council OKs Franklin Street water slide, restricts 'vaping'

    PORTLAND — City Councilors Monday approved a permit for the installation of a 1,000-foot water slide in the northbound lanes of Franklin Street for an Aug. 1 festival. The potential release of 80,000 gallons of water was not all that flowed through the  3 1/2-hour meeting, where...

  • Livingston Taylor returning to Bath arts center

    BATH — Forty-five years after releasing his first album, Livingston Taylor is still going strong, and planning to bring his creative energy to the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday. The May 2 show at 804 Washington St., which starts at 7:30 p...

  • Eyes in the sky: Cumberland firm wins OK to survey with aerial drones

    CUMBERLAND — The friendly skies are getting a little friendlier for unmanned flying vehicles. And that’s opening up new possibilities for one Maine engineering firm. Sevee & Maher Engineers in early April won approval to use a quadcopter in its site surveying work, which co...

  • Portland West End residents fight for Brackett Street crosswalk

    PORTLAND — Less than 1 percent of the city's Consolidated Annual Action Plan – $40,000 – has become a focal point for West End residents and Reiche School parents. The money is what acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian has proposed for improving a crosswalk on Bracke...

  • Advocates for Portland's Congress Square get $100K grant

    PORTLAND — Having "friends" in high places could be a big benefit to Congress Square this summer and in the future. The Friends of Congress Square Park, a nonprofit established to pres...

  • Housing seen as likely future for unused Portland school

    PORTLAND —  The Thomas B. Reed School has largely remained vacant and unused since ownership was transferred to the city last summer. But City Councilor Dav...

  • North Yarmouth further delays development decision

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A few weeks after it was postponed to possibly June, the town's vote on a proposal to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus is now delayed until November. The Board of Selectmen's development recommendation, discussed in four pu...

  • Cleanup, block party coming at Longfellow Park in Portland

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to spruce up and party down at Longfellow Park on Friday and Saturday during the annual park cleaning and neighborhood block party. With help from Phi Mu Delta fraternity at the University of Southern Maine and New Sorority Interest Group, the Univers...