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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...

  • Scarborough council approves $39M Wentworth referendum for ballot

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters will decide in November whether to approve a $39 million bond to build a new intermediate school to replace the ailing Wentworth school building. Town Councilors on Monday approved the ballot language for the referendum. The project includes a nearly $3 mi... 1

  • Willard Square construction moratorium extended

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday voted unanimously to extend a construction moratorium in the Willard Square neighborhood by 30 days, setting it to expire on Oct. 7. The moratorium was enacted June 6 to give the city breathing room to address the residents' concerns raised ...

  • In Scarborough, town and nonprofit hope to soothe winter heating woes

    SCARBOROUGH — While U.S. Bureau of of Labor Statistics' figures from June put Maine's unemployment rate at 7.8 percent — better than the national average of about 9 percent — many ...

  • Harpswell Oceanic Center moves forward with advanced aquaculture system

    HARPSWELL — A locally-based team of aquaculture experts is well on its way toward converting Mitchell Field from a former fuel farm into a futuristic working waterfront. The Harpswell Oceanic Cen...

  • Art in the Park

    Cape Elizabeth artist Rose Kennealy visits with fellow Cape artists Susan L. Fisher and Marty Clark during the 32nd Annual Art in the Park last weekend at Mill Creek Park in South Portland.

  • South Portland resident's lawn-turned-farm benefits the hungry

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It's the American Dream: a small house in a nice neighborhood with a big lawn. Maybe even a white picket fence. The house Liberty Bryer bought on Edwards Street last year seemed to match the description. But Bryer wanted something different from her home. "I j...

  • Coffin Elementary School principal resigns

    BRUNSWICK — Coffin Elementary School Principal Greg Scott resigned on August 10 following his arrest earlier this summer. Scott was arrested June 28 at his Freeport home on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was ...

  • Tuesday vote determines future ownership of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — In a referendum election next Tuesday, Harpswell voters will decide whether to take over the West Harpswell School building, or let School Administrative District 75 keep it. There is only one question on the special town meeting ballot, which asks voters if they would ac...