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  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some explosive remarks by members of the public during Monday's Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to accept a surplus military vehicle from the Department of Defense. The council voted 8-1 to accept a "Peacekeeper" personnel carrie...

  • South Portland hires Boston law firm to defend Clear Skies Ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend the city against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp.  The City Council, as expected, unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and America...

  • Commencement 2011: Mt. Ararat High School

    Micaela Tepler, front left, holds her hand to heart during the National Anthem at Mt. Ararat High School commencement on June 12 in Topsham.

  • Cabela's to host moose-hunt lottery

    SCARBOROUGH — Cabela's on Haigis Parkway will host the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2011 Moose Lottery on Saturday, June 18. The department will draw more than 3,000 moose-hunting permits for the upcoming season. Cabela's will hold seminars and youth activ...

  • Commencement 2011: Scarborough High School

    Like red birds released from a cage, mortar boards fly into the air above the Cumberland County Civic Center stage in Portland as the Scarborough High School Class of 2011 graduates on Sunday, June 12.

  • Scarborough approves parking, property deals with Higgins Beach Inn

    SCARBOROUGH — Though questions were raised about whether residents were getting a fair shake, councilors on Friday approved a handful of parking and lease deals between the town and the Higgins Beach Inn. The first deal outlined a plan for the inn to lease a small cottage at 41 Ocean...

  • Cape Elizabeth panel seeks bids for open space analysis

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An ad hoc committee formed last December to conduct a comprehensive review of the town's open space is soliciting proposals for an analysis of the costs and benefits of housing growth and development versus open space preservation. The

  • Final bus ride for Falmouth's Class of 2011

    Falmouth seniors arrive at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Sunday morning for commencement and hurry to get inside because of the rain and wind outside.

  • Capturing commencement in Freeport

    Graduation preparation on Sunday included plenty of opportunities for photographic keepsakes for the Class of 2011 at Freeport High School.

  • Supporters hope farmers' market revitalizes South Portland neighborhood

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After languishing in logistic limbo for more than five years, a South Portland farmers' market is closer to reality than ever. City councilors recently approved changes to zoning and licensing rules to establish a market at Thomas Knight Park. They also struc...