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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council OKs budget, tax hike

    School spending plan goes to voters May 10 CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday adopted a $31.4 million

  • Easter parade of umbrellas

    Parents and little children huddle under umbrellas as colorful as Easter eggs on Saturday, April 23, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, where the annual Easter Egg Hunt took place both inside and outside the church because of the rainy weather.

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board hopes to pick school chief semifinalists

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will again evaluate applicants after reopening the search for a superintendent of schools last month. Chairwoman Mary Townsend said the search closed Monday, April 25, and while she wouldn't say how many people applied, she said there were more appli...

  • Announcement expected on development of Thompson's Point in Portland

    PORTLAND — A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to announce redevelopment of one of the city's most visible pieces of waterfront real estate. Lewiston-based Parallax Partners, a real estate development company, is expected to announce the project that wil...

  • West Harpswell School could become housing for elderly

    HARPSWELL — The committee charged with finding a new use for the West Harpswell School held a public forum Wednesday night to gather ideas about how to redevelop the property. Some ideas considered by the West Harpswell School Reuse Task Force and brought up by the community include ...

  • Bath police seek leads in recent burglaries

    BATH — Police are investigating a series of daytime burglaries throughout the city. The string of incidents began March 22, the Police Department reported last week. While some of the burglaries were concentrated in the south end of the city, others took place in a wider area.

  • South Portland Freedom Tree at center of political storm

    Republicans rap Dill video, she says GOP exploits veterans SOUTH PORTLAND — On Tuesday afternoon, patrons of the South Portland Public Library passed it by without paying too much attention. Children ignored it, playing only yards away on the Frank I. Brown Elementary School...

  • Brunswick council reverses reverse-angle parking, introduces town budget

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council voted Monday to end reverse-angle parking at Maine Street Station, and took its first look at the 2011-2012 municipal budget. The proposed budget would increase property taxes 5.29 percent, or $1.21 per $1,000. With no new programs or services proposed, T...