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  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Clippers sail to a title

    Yarmouth High School seniors Nick Prosica, left, Asa Arden, Nate Pingitore and Jack Watterson raise the Gold Ball after the Clippers' 34-6 victory over Stearns Saturday night in the Class C football championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

  • Sprucing up for the holidays

    Portland's Christmas tree made its way on Nov. 18 to Monument Square, where it will be lit on Friday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Keeley Crane Service moved the 50-foot blue spruce from the front lawn of 111 Brentwood St. to a flatbed truck for the ride downtown.

  • Stags party

    Coach John Wolfgram and a group of very happy Cheverus Stags raise the Gold Ball after winning the Class A state football championship Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Cheverus beat Bangor, 46-8, for the school's second title.

  • Portland may change restrictions on peninsula parking

    PORTLAND — The Transportation Committee last week gave preliminary approval to a plan to halve the number of peninsula parking bans for city services. Peninsula residents are now restricted year-round on a weekly basis from parking on one side of the street to make way for street swe... 1

  • Cumberland County to celebrate 250 years

    PORTLAND — The 250th anniversary of the creation of Cumberland and Lincoln counties will be the cause for celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the courthouse rotunda. Period re-...

  • Improvements take shape for Exit 15 on I-295 in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation rolled out preliminary plans to reconfigure Exit 15 of Interstate 295 and create a 300-car commuter lot on the west side of the highway. Ernie Martin, Maine DOT project director, told about a dozen residents at the meeting Thursday, N...

  • Thompson's Point in Portland to be sold; Red Claws involved?

    PORTLAND — Twenty-five acres at Thompson's Point are under contract to be sold. But Tony Donovan, a broker at Fishman Realty Group, which listed the property, said he is not permitted to identify the potential buyer. "I've signed a confidentiality agreement," Donovan said....

  • I-295 paving, bridge work concludes next month; Veranda Street ramp reopens in Portland

    PORTLAND — Some pavement and bridge repairs to Interstate 295 that began in May are scheduled to be complete by Dec. 18, according to a press release Friday from  the Maine Department of Transportation. Also Friday, the long-closed Veranda Street on-ramp to southbound I-295 was ...