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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Ben & Jerry's gets the boot in latest L.L. Bean plan for downtown Freeport

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean has submitted a plan to the Project Review Board to demolish the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shop on Main Street and creating a pedestrian plaza with brick walkways, landscaping and seating.  The proposal includes building a new, 1,300-square-foot Ben & ...

  • Cumberland council sets hearing for moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted Monday to hold a public hearing Nov. 8 on a proposed 180-day moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The discussion was scheduled after Elvin Copp and his son, Randy Copp, said they intended to seek a permit for a pit on land Elvin ow...

  • Yarmouth council sets final Comp Plan vote for Dec. 2

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council held a second public hearing on the 2010 draft Comprehensive Plan and completed the review process on Thursday, Oct. 21. Councilors are expected to hold a final public hearing and vote to adopt the plan in early December. The plan was presented to t...

  • Yarmouth Historical Society picks executive director

    YARMOUTH — Michael P. Chaney of Sheepscot has been named executive director of the Yarmouth Historical Society. Chaney will begin work on Nov. 1, replacing former director Marilyn Hinkley. Ed Ainsworth, chairman of the board of trustees, said the executive committee &ndas...

  • Cumberland County commissioner: Witonis challenges Shaughnessy

    WINDHAM — Two candidates are vying for a four-year seat as Cumberland County Commissioner in District 3 on Election Day: Incumbent Malory Shaughnessy of Windham and Susan Witonis of Casco. District 3 includes the towns of North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Freeport, Brunswick, H...

  • Correction

    The state Senate District 8 story in the Oct. 20 edition should have said candidate Peter Doyle would propose a local return of one-fifth of the state sales tax contributed by Portland.

  • Proponents say Downeaster won't add to noise pollution in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Passenger rail advocates last week assured residents who live near the railroad tracks that noise won't be a problem when the Amtrak Downeaster starts regular service. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, and Paul Pottle...

  • Portland police arrest 2 in series of assaults

    PORTLAND — Police have arrested two men who allegedly assaulted several people downtown Monday night. David Brochu, 22, of Windham, and Christopher Conley, 22, of Portland, were arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of assault and robbery. Brochu was also charged with terrorizing...