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  • Earth Day cleanups continue in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Local groups will hold spring clean-ups throughout the end of April into early May in continued celebration of Earth Day. Maine Audubon and Friends of Scarborough Marsh will partner with Project GRACE on Saturday, April 26, for the annual Scarborough Marsh cleanup....

  • Car-free Sundays on Baxter Blvd. resume May 4

    PORTLAND — Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles on Sundays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., between Vannah Avenue and Payson Park, when Sundays on the Boulevard resumes May 4. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the boulevard will be open for for use by walkers, runners, bicyc...

  • Street festival returns on Portland's Munjoy Hill

    PORTLAND — The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is throwing a street festival Sunday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Munjfest takes place on Congress Street, at the top of the hill. Kids activities, including a Moon Bounce, face painting, balloon twisting and a cooling f...

  • Bath museum showcases marine propulsion with ‘Heavy Metal’

    BATH — Heavy metal isn’t just the kind of music that makes your ears bleed. It’s also the Maine Maritime Museum’s new exhibit on mechanized marine propulsion. “Heavy Metal: The Revolution Evolution in Marine Propulsion” opened last Saturday a...

  • Skolnik won't seek 2nd term on Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Citing work commitments, City Councilor Daniel Skolnik announced July 11 that he will not seek re-election in November. Skolnik is the District 3 councilor and is serving his first term. District 3 includes Deering Highlands, Rosemont, Stroudwater and Libbytown. An ...

  • Hidden on the Hill in Portland

    Volunteers greet people who turned out Sunday, July 11, to explore the Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Friends of the Eastern Promenade in Portland.

  • Another petition to maintain emergency dispatch fails in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A second petition to keep emergency dispatch service in town has failed, but proponents are continuing the fight and threatening to appeal the town's decision in Superior Court. According to Town Clerk Beverly Curry, a citizen petition submitted on June 15 had enough ...

  • Parking garage, townhouses added to project in Portland's Old Port

    PORTLAND — The developer building a six-story hotel complex on the former Jordan's Meats property is seeking approval for a 207-space parking garage adjacent to the hotel. Opechee Construction, doing business as Fore India Middle LLC, was approved for 90 surface parking spaces in Apr...

  • Coastal Falmouth connection to northbound Maine Turnpike closes for a year

    FALMOUTH — The on-ramp from the Falmouth spur to the northbound Maine Turnpike is closed for approximately a year during replacement of the Presumpscot River Bridge. Other ramps, including the southbound turnpike on-ramp and northbound off-ramp at Exit 52 are open during construction...

  • Portland residents say reckless driving plagues outer Washington Avenue

    PORTLAND — Tired of living in fear that vehicles may end up on their lawns – or worse, in their homes – some residents of outer Washington Avenue are lobbying the city for additional traffic control measures. Friends of Washington Avenue North began organizing a few month...