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  • Thanksgiving Day runners make Hay in Portland

    A pack of runners, some dressed in holiday costumes, round the Hay Building in Congress Square on Thursday morning, Nov. 27, during the 33rd annual Portland Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler road race. A two-mile loop led runners on a serpentine, two-lap course through the Old Port. More than 1,100 runner...

  • Portland road race, tree lighting to require street closings

    PORTLAND — Several downtown street closures are planned Thursday and Friday for annual holiday events. On Thursday, more than 1,500 runners are expected to take part in the Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler road race. The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8:30-10...

  • Economy a double-edged sword for Maine land trusts

    HARPSWELL — Four years ago, the largest undeveloped parcel of land in South Harpswell was out of reach for the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. "There was no way," Reed Coles, executive director of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, said. "The price was much too high." The owner...

  • Maine public advocate: CMP bullies customers into installing 'smart' meters

    HALLOWELL — The Office of the Public Advocate has filed a letter with the Maine Public Utilities Commission alleging that Central Maine Power Co. is "bullying and intimidating" its customers to install controversial "smart" electric meters on their homes. The letter comes during PUC ... 3

  • U Car Share adds new rides in Portland, looks to expand into neighborhoods

    PORTLAND — The city's 2-year-old car-sharing program may add vehicles on the west and east ends of the peninsula, and has replaced the four vehicles already available downtown. John Peverada, the city's parking manager, said that U Car Share estimates the four cars in Portland saved ...

  • Freeport man critically injured in ATV accident

    Gregory Thompson, 48, of Wardtown Road in Freeport, is moved to a LifeFlight helicopter after he was critically injured while riding an all-terrain vehicle in his driveway on Monday evening. Warden Rick Stone said Thompson’s wife told officers she looked out a window and saw her husband fly...

  • Maine filmmaker, disabled vet tell story of returning home after war

    PORTLAND — While Army Sgt. Matthew Pennington was serving his third tour of duty in Iraq in 2006, he never imagined he would return home to star in a film about a war veteran struggling to adjust to community life. But that's exactly what happened. Although, for Pennington, th...

  • Portland-South Portland emergency dispatch merger enters final phase

    PORTLAND — Emergency dispatchers in Portland and South Portland are entering the final phase of a consolidation program that began nearly a decade ago. In the next few months, a dozen South Portland dispatchers will begin working at Portland's dispatch center at 109 Middle St. South ...

  • St. Paddy's Day preview

    Students from the Stillson School of Irish Dance display their talent on Commercial Street last Sunday morning during Portland's annual parade to mark St. Patrick's Day, which is on Thursday, March 17.

  • UPDATE: Republican, 2 Democrats eye Maine Senate seat to be vacated by South Portland's Bliss

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At least two Democrats and one Republican said they are considering running to replace state Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, who announced his resignation Tuesday. State Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, and attorney Paul Aranson, a Scarborough Democrat, on...