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  • Fire damages secluded home in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A July 25 electrical fire at 5 Balsam Lane was put out in time to save the home, but sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries. Despite previously published reports of two injured firefighters, Deputy Chief Paul Conley on Monday said only one firefighter was...

  • Portland Housing Authority project hinges on investor tax credits

    PORTLAND — The Portland Housing Authority's latest venture could be under construction by next spring, if it receives tax credits attractive to investors. Bayside Anchor, a four-story apartment building planned for 49 Boyd St. in East Bayside, will have 45 apartments, with 36 designa...

  • Portland senator's PAC faces $31K fine

    PORTLAND — Maine Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, will find out Thursday if his political action committee will be fined for reporting errors. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices could fine the Alfond Business, Community & Democracy PAC m...

  • Invasive green crabs creep back into Casco Bay

    FREEPORT — Despite cautious optimism earlier this year that midcoast mudflats would be spared, invasive European green crabs were apparently only waiting for warmer water to scurry back into the area and begin wreaking havoc on the shellfish industry. “Since the beginning of la...

  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Financially strapped Maine-based Ocean Classroom Foundation to close

    PORTLAND — The Ocean Classroom Foundation, a nonprofit based in Damariscotta that has run educational programs for students aboard schooners for almost 20 years, will stop operating at the end of this summer, according to Executive Director Greg Belanger. The reason, according to Bel...

  • Game wardens rescue Portland man in Casco

    PORTLAND — An 86-year-old Portland man was rescued Wednesday after spending two days outdoors in Casco. Maine Warden Service spokeswoman Emily Maccabe reported Thursday that David Crocker, whose address was not released, suffered a "severe medical event" Monday while fishing along Me...