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  • Police: Speed a factor in fatal motorcycle crash on Brighton Avenue

    PORTLAND — Police on Thursday, May 21, said they tried to stop a speeding motorcyclist on Brighton Avenue shortly before a fatal crash around 1:40 a.m. Lt. Clifford Strout said one cause of the crash that killed John H. Fontaine, 38, appears to be excessive speed, although Fontaine w...

  • Woman's body found along Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered in the Fore River near 58 Fore St. early Friday morning. Lt. James Sweatt said the woman, described as an Asian female between 50 and 60 years old, was discovered by a pedestrian on the East End Trail ...

  • Suicide victim's body found in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A man's body and a shotgun were found Tuesday in the woods along Cabela Boulevard, police reported Wednesday. Although the person – whose death was deemed a suicide – has been identified, police said, his name was being withheld until his family co...

  • The 8th councilor: South Portland's Russ Lunt is a City Hall fixture

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors come and go, but Russ Lunt is forever. Since his retirement from the Public Works department in 2012, where he worked for 34 years, Lunt, 57, has attended more than 100 City Council and Planning Board meetings and workshops. Just for kicks. ...

  • Scarborough council approves budgets, 5.8% tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Town councilors Wednesday approved municipal and school budgets totalling approximately $59.3 million. The fiscal year 2016 budget includes a 5.8 percent tax increase. The mil rate is expected to be $15.97 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is an increase of 87 ce...

  • Topsham Town Meeting OKs $9M budget

    TOPSHAM — Town Meeting Wednesday approved a $9 million municipal budget, up 5.7 percent from this year. The Mt. Ararat High School gathering ran a little more than an hour, drew fewer than 100 voters, and spurred little public comment. Topsham's current tax rate is $17.33 per ...

  • Harpswell oyster kill raises questions about shellfish protection

    HARPSWELL — An apparently legal oyster kill in Quahog Bay is raising questions about shellfish management in town. It also reveals the web of jurisdictional questions surrounding protection of the resource. It all started at the Board of Selectmen meeting on April 30, whe...

  • South Portland gets revised proposal from Martin's Point

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Martin's Point Health Care submitted a revised proposal Wednesday morning for a medical office at the corner of Ocean and Sawyer streets. Richard Daigle, vice president of support services for the company, also requested feedback from city staff about whether th...

  • South Portland, Scarborough, Cape plan Memorial Day parades, ceremonies

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Parades and ceremonies will mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 in South Portland, Scarborough, and Cape Elizabeth. The South Portland Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. at Southern Maine Community College and go west on Broadway to Mill Creek Park. A ceremony...

  • Plan for Cape Elizabeth pizzeria shocks tenant, irks restaurant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A plan for a new brick oven pizzeria near Kettle Cove has been approved, but not without objections from other business owners. The Planning Board on Tuesday approved the site plan for Summer Oven, a pizza restaurant planned at 541 Ocean House Road. The proposal for ...