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  • Portland police probe residential burglaries

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking help in solving a series of burglaries in the Libbytown and University of Southern Maine neighborhoods last week. Lt. James Sweatt said the same perpetrator is suspected in nighttime break-ins at homes on Craigie, Woodmont, Bolton and Frances streets, an...

  • Bicyclist, motorist collide on Forest Avenue in Portland

    PORTLAND — A Sunday-night collision between a bicyclist and motorist on Forest Avenue may have been alcohol-related, according to city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin. Steven Bowie, 43, of Portland, pedaled in front of a northbound 2005 Chevy Impala driven by 61-year-old William Bickford...

  • An Odd fundraiser for Open Sky at Port City Music Hall

    PORTLAND — A new fundraiser is taking over Port City Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 4, and it's an odd one — an Odd Ball, to be precise. Kimmy's Odd Ball began as a 40th birthday party for Kimmy Welch Wilson, the venue's hospitality and special events coordinator, but has expande...

  • Problem solver: Neighborhood prosecutor takes on Portland's quality-of-life crimes

    PORTLAND — Nuisance crimes happen with certain regularity. On the first of the month, the unwanted furniture of departing tenants clogs sidewalks around the city. Black garbage bags appear on curbsides weekly on trash pick-up day. And Saturday nights invite public urination and noise... 1

  • Tree lighting Dec. 3 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Mill Creek tree lighting and holiday festival will take place on Friday, Dec. 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. Hot cider, pop corn and hot dogs will be available throughout the evening. Other events includ...

  • Cape cafe hosts benefit for Kid's First Center

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Local Buzz will hold a benefit on Monday, Dec. 6, to support Kid's First Center in Portland. Ten percent of the proceeds between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and 100 percen...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story “Questions fail to derail Brunswick appointments” should have attributed concerns about the independence of police station subcommittee members to Dan DiEdwardo of Boody Street, not McKeen Street resident John Donovan.

  • Scarborough forum to discuss school chief

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board is inviting residents to participate in a focus group to discuss attributes, experiences and goals sought in a new superintendent of schools. The group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library and will be facilitated by New...

  • The bridge is back

    A boat passes under the Cribstone Bridge, which connects Orr's and Bailey islands in Harpswell. The bridge reopend last weekend after an $11 million repair and reconstruction project.

  • Super Sunday for Bowdoin

    Bowdoin College fans mob the field and the men's soccer team to celebrate Bowdoin's win over Middlebury in the NCAA Division III regional final on Nov. 21 in Brunswick. Bowdoin will face Lynchburg (Va.) College in a national semifinal on Dec. 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Also Sunday, the Bowdoin field h...