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  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Falmouth mulch fire engulfs 2 cars

    FALMOUTH — Two cars were destroyed by a fire May 27 on Gray Road. Firefighters who responded to a mulch fire at 70 Gray Road shortly before 4 p.m. found that the fire had spread to the rear parking lot at TD Bank. A 2004 Honda Civic and a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt were destroyed. ...

  • Investigators seek cause of Falmouth house fire

    FALMOUTH — A fire that damaged portions of a home at 1 Victoria Lane late Sunday is being investigated by the state fire marshall's office and local officials. Fire Department Chief Howard Rice Jr. on Monday said it was "too early to tell" what caused the fire that spread to all thre...

  • Maine opponents of smart meters take case to court of last resort

    PORTLAND — A citizens group is appealing a decision by the Maine Public Utilities Commission on "smart meters" to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters believes the PUC's decision does not do enough to protect the public's health and safety. ...

  • Portland developer sees promise in West End parking lot

    PORTLAND — More affordable housing could be coming to the West End, and a neighborhood resident wants to provide it. "For me, it is much more than a housing development," Todd Alexander said May 15. "It is an opportunity to build affordable housing and tackle some neighborhood issues...

  • Survey hopes to quantify Maine's homeless youth

    PORTLAND — Social service provider Preble Street is conducting a first-ever count of homeless and runaway youth in Maine. The count, which began May 18 and will last a week, was funded by a $35,000 grant...

  • Falmouth teen pleads guilty to 3 charges, gets jail, probation

    FALMOUTH — Logan Valle, the teenager police suspected of setting fire to his family's home last November, has pleaded guilty to charges of theft, criminal mischief and tre...

  • Lone suspect sought in Portland bank robbery

    PORTLAND — Police continue to search for a suspect in connection with Thursday's armed robbery at the University Credit Union at 1071 Brighton Ave. Portland Police Lt. James Sweatt said the robbery was reported at 2:47 p.m. after a lone suspect demanded money while displaying a black...

  • Cause of Scarborough house fire remains unknown

    Firefighters worked past noon on Friday, May 15, to put out a house fire that erupted during the morning at 2 Beaver Brook Road, Scarborough. 

  • In North Yarmouth, 2 on the ballot for Board of Selectmen seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With nine-year Selectman Paul Napolitano not seeking re-election, two political newcomers are hoping to take his place. The race between Harold Stoddard of Smithwood Drive and Keith Thompson of Bryn Lane is the town's only contested election on June 9. No one ...