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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Falmouth adds EV, charging station

    FALMOUTH — The town is leasing a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for two years with an option to buy. According to a press release, leasing the car is expected to reduce the town's carbon footprint by nearly 5,400 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. The town purchased two Toyota Pr...