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  • Portland fire victim's family faces obstacles beyond finances

    PORTLAND — Ashley Summers wears her husband's identification badge from his job at Boston Financial. "I feel like I have him right with me,” she said Dec. 23 as she talked about a new fundraising website to assist her family after the death of Steven Summers on Nov. 4. S...

  • North Yarmouth development study results delayed

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A Portland architectural firm is now expected to deliver a final facilities study report to the Board of Selectmen no earlier than mid-January, Chairman Steve Palmer said last week. The $18,000 study involves three development options on the town's horizon. A ...

  • Discussion of CMP 'smart' meters planned in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A briefing on Central Maine Power Co.'s wireless "smart" electric meters is planned for the May 19 Board of Selectmen meeting. Town Manager Cornell Knight reported at the board's April 7 meeting that installation of the meters is scheduled to start in the Brunswick service ...

  • Portland police chief: Man shot by officer used car 'as a dangerous weapon'

    Jonathan Mitchell in custody at Maine Medical Center PORTLAND — A car chase through East Deering early Sunday morning ended with a burglary suspect being shot by police. Police Chief James Craig, in a press conference on Monday, said Officer Robert Miller fired two bullets a...

  • Challenge emerges to school-imposed activity fees in Maine

    Fee structure varies widely across local communities SCARBOROUGH — As more Maine school districts begin charging students fees to participate in sports and extra-curricular activities, some people are questioning the legality of the charges. "A public education should be fre...

  • U.S. House panel to again consider curbs on restraint, seclusion of students

    AUGUSTA — Federal legislation that would restrict the use of restraints and isolation on children in school was introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the senior Democrat on the Education and Workforce Committee, introduced the legisl...

  • 19 homeless in Brunswick after fire blamed on electrical problem

    BRUNSWICK — An electrical problem is being blamed for a fire that severely damaged a six-unit apartment building on Oak Street on Friday afternoon. The blaze, which required response from eight fire departments, left 19 people homeless. Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said t...

  • Open for business

    Brunswick Executive Airport officially opened for business last Saturday. There to participate in a ribbon-cutting at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station airport were Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Steve Levesque, left, BNAS Cmdr. Capt. William Fitzgerald, U.S. Re...

  • 'I absolutely love it. It's my calling'

    Years after a paralyzing skiing accident, Monica Quimby is a college teacher and pageant queen SOUTH PORTLAND — From her wheelchair, Monica Quimby wrote the word "chytrids" on the board. She lectured her Southern Maine Community College biology class about the primitive parasi...

  • Portland-S. Portland monthly bus pass coming

    PORTLAND — Starting in May, the Greater Portland Transit District, or METRO, and South Portland Bus Service will begin offering a regional monthly bus pass in an effort to simplify travel on both systems. The pass will be sold for $45 a month for travel throughout Portland, South Por...