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  • Portland landlord pleads not guilty in fire that killed 6

    PORTLAND — The owner of a Noyes Street home that burned last November, killing six people, pleaded not guilty Friday in Cumberland County Superior Court to six counts of manslaughter and four counts of violation of the life safety code Gregory Nisbet, 49, of 124 Noyes St., was

  • Cape Elizabeth hosts 6,500 runners for 18th TD Beach to Beacon 10K

    A pack of elite runners leads about 6,500 Beach to Beacon participants from the starting line Saturday, Aug. 1, in Cape Elizabeth.

  • Comp Plan for Portland schools moves forward

    PORTLAND — The beginnings of a Comprehensive Plan for the city schools is taking another step forward this week. The School Board on Tuesday was expected to vote in favor of adopting a framework of the Comprehensive Plan that will outline the district's priorities for the future, and...

  • Scouts collect food for Freeport pantry

    FREEPORT — The Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of Freeport and Pownal are collecting non-perishable food, personal-care items and paper goods for the Food Pantry at Freeport Community Services. Scouts placed collection bags and fliers at homes in the two towns on Saturday, Nov...

  • Freeport robbery under investigation

    FREEPORT — Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the lower level of the parking garage at Freeport Village Station. A woman reported she was accosted at 9:57 p.m. by a man who covered his face and head with a hood or scarf and had a gun. The woma...

  • Freeport's future takes shape in Vision 2025 plan

    FREEPORT — In an effort to create a possible plan for the town's future, the Freeport Economic Development Corp. is working with residents, business owners and town councilors to identify what will make Freeport "a vital place to live, work and play" in the next decade. The document ...

  • Yarmouth School Committee studies all-day kindergarten proposal

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee has taken the first steps in considering an all-day kindergarten program. A 13-member task force has been researching the costs, benefits and community response over the past few months. The task force is made up of kindergarten teachers, parents, Sc...

  • Cumberland council to consider fireworks ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will discuss a ban on the sale and use of consumer fireworks on Monday, Nov. 28, when councilors hear a report on the issue from the Ordinance Committee. The council on Monday also forwarded growth and impact fee ordinances to the Planning Board. ...

  • Women's rights program in Azerbaijan motivates Falmouth graduate

    FALMOUTH — Jake Winn says his mother taught him the value of community service. While that may be a quality many mothers hope their sons will exhibit, Winn has taken the commitment to another level. After graduating from Falmouth High School in 2006, Winn went to McGill Univer...

  • Final stones installed at Cumberland veterans monument

    CUMBERLAND — The veterans monument at Moss Side Cemetery is now two stones larger. The original 4-by-8-foot center stone, erected last year, recognizes "all Cumberland residents who have served our country in times of war and peace." Last week, two additional India black granite ston...