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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • The road to learning

    Maine Department of Transportation workers on Monday posted signs directing travelers on Interstate 295 to the new University of Maine Regional Learning Center at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth, which is scheduled to open the first week of May. Once completed the center will be the home of UMaine's sout...

  • Bail can be set in Maine without a full criminal history

    Second in the series, "Maine’s bail system: a 19th century holdover," by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Next: Is due process threatened? In December, 2010, police in Cumberland County tried to stop a speeder. He led them on a chase and ended up crashing on a...

  • UPDATE: Candidates queue to replace Bliss in state Senate; GOP's Maietta in, Palmieri out

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Political parties in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough are working to line up candidates to fill a vacancy in the Maine Senate. A special election will take place Tuesday, May 10, to fill the District 7 seat being vacated by Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South ...

  • Kennebec River spirit flows in Bath variety show

    BATH — The legacy of Kennebec River will be the focus of the sixth Hot Chocolate Jubilee, a fundraiser for the Chocolate Church Arts Center, from March 31 to April 3. The jubilee theme this year is "Spirit of the Kennebec." The all-volunteer variety show includes several dance...

  • End in sight in fight over Cape Elizabeth beach access

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 6-year-old dispute over access to Maxwell Point Beach isn't over, but several recent court decisions have moved the process toward a resolution. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday, March 22, on who can use the easement to what is commonly known as ...

  • Ricetta's to close in South Portland, remain open in Falmouth

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The brick oven will be fired up for the last time Sunday at Ricetta's pizzeria on Western Avenue. The company announced Wednesday night that it is closing the South Portland restaurant, where it was established in 1989. A second restaurant, opened on Route 1 in Falmo...

  • South Portland School Board spikes plan for activity fees

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday said it would not support a proposal to institute activity fees next year for students participating in athletics and co-curricular activities. Board members also indicated they would like to stop talking about a budget proposal to flat-fu...

  • UPDATE: Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Brunswick TIF for Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — A Cumberland County Superior Court justice has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a tax increment financing agreement valued at more than $900,000 between the town and the developer of Maine Street Station. Local hotel owners, including Linwood Austin and Peter Anastos, ...