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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cape Elizabeth's new keeper of the cane

    Cape Elizabeth resident Seth White was presented the Boston Post Cane on Feb. 26, his 102nd birthday. The cane has been passed down to the oldest resident in town since 1909; White being the 22nd recipient. The award was previously held by George Baker, who died Jan. 23 at 102. The holder of the ...

  • Maine DOT eyes Brunswick-Topsham bridge improvements

    TOPSHAM — Depending on availability of funding, improvements to the Frank J. Wood Bridge could go out to bid in 2018. The Maine Department of Transportation on Wednesday hosted a preliminary public meeting – which filled a community room at the Topsham Public Library ...

  • Brunswick restricts boat moorings, may add fee

    BRUNSWICK — Boaters who want to moor in local waters this summer will have to register with the town by June 1, and may ultimately pay annual registration fees, under a new ordinance unanimously approved Monday by the Town Council. The new law allows one mooring for each boat ow...