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  • 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. ...

  • Portland workshop to discuss driving alternatives

    PORTLAND — City consultants are seeking public input June 11 about how to provide better bicycle and pedestrian access in two neighborhoods. Spokeswoman Carol Morris said the 6-8 p.m. event in the State of Maine room at City Hall will focus on West Commercial Street and linking Back ...

  • Brunswick remembers 9/11

    Volunteer firefighter Alex Theberge of the Brunswick Fire Department rings the "Bell of Remembrance" during a 10th anniversary ceremony commemorating the victims of the attacks of Sept.11, 2001, on Sunday at the Mall in Brunswick.

  • Portland School Board approves consolidated sports booster program

    PORTLAND — Individual sports booster organizations are history after the School Board on Tuesday approved policies governing new consolidated boosters for the city's two largest high schools. The policy consolidates previous sports booster clubs into one club for each high school, wi...

  • Council, School Board elections lure Freeport candidates

    FREEPORT — With about 24 hours left before the deadline to file nomination papers, there were enough certified candidates to contest three Town Council seats and two spots on the board of Regional School Unit 5 in the November local elections. Petition papers for candidates for the c...

  • Key to success? Portland music venue goes nonprofit

    Executive Director Rob Ellis, left, and Managing Director Tom Rota outside the newly renovated One Longfellow Square at Congress and State streets in Portland. The venue is becoming a nonprofit organization with focus on afterschool programs and arts education in the community, in addition to mus...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 44 employees by Sept. 23

    BATH — Bath Iron Works plans to lay off 44 salaried employees in its engineering department as of Sept. 23. "The decision to reduce our technical workforce is necessary to meet our Navy customer's changing requirements within their available funding," BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini sai...

  • Yarmouth council split on Condon pathway plans

    YARMOUTH — A Maine Department of Transportation official has told the Town Council that building a state-funded pathway over the East Main Street bridge is unlikely to be approved because of safety and process issues. Councilors, meanwhile, are divided over whether to accept the stat...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on the issues

    The first in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on the issues examines the role of the elected mayor. PORTLAND — The November mayoral election is going to be historic. It will be the first time in 88 years voters will elect a mayor, who will ...

  • Culvert failure closes Flying Point Road in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A portion of Flying Point Road is closed until further notice. Officials said the section of the road over Kelsey Brook, between John's Road and Lupin Lane, will be closed so construction crews can stabilize the road over a culvert. Town Engineer Albert Presgraves s...