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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • MRRA gets funds for facility upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority received a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will help fund infrastructure and facility improvements on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, including $717,500 to assist Kest...

  • Legislators schedule Brunswick office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street. Anyone who would like to talk about issues with the local legislators is welcom...

  • Watching Irene's waves

    Tom Zaleski, of Portland, watches the surf generated by Tropical Storm Irene at Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28.

  • Scarborough group floats pesticide prohibition for town property

    SCARBOROUGH — A nation of men wakes up to technicolor-green grass, perfectly manicured on the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. The year is 1967, and the Masters Tournament is being broadcast in color for the first time. Cumberland-based "safe-lawn" activist Paul Tukey ...

  • 'Renewed' Kaler school opens in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students, parents and teachers gathered Tuesday at Kaler Elementary School to welcome the new school year and a new instructional model designed to produce more student engagement and higher test scores. This year, Kaler will practice "project-based learning." Teache...

  • Scarborough Downs: We only have eyes for Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs has no plans to build a proposed racino anywhere other than Biddeford, even though new wording of a ballot question makes it clear the project can end up somewhere else. And though they may not agree on much, both sides of the racino debate say they a...

  • Bucket brigade

    A crew from Asplundh Tree Expert Co. removes limbs from a power line on Park Street in Freeport on Sunday, when Tropical Storm Irene hit Maine. The effects of the storm left a peak of about 187,000 Central Maine Power Co. customers without electricty on Sunday night. The company estimated 280,000 cu...

  • Borders: Books-A-Million in, Bull Moose out

    SCARBOROUGH — A federal bankruptcy judge awarded the sale of 14 Borders store leases, including the store at the Maine Mall in South Portland, to Alabama-based Books-A-Million. The deal stymied an attempt by regional entertainment store Bull Moose, which had hoped to buy "a handful" ...