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  • South Portland tar sands ban: 1 vote down, 2 to go

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night. The City Council voted 6-1 in a first reading of the so-called “Clear Skies” ordinance.

  • Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

    WATERFORD — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and he...

  • Portland goes Gaga: Singer says discharge homophobes, not gays

    PORTLAND — One of the world's most famous pop stars visited Deering Oaks Park Monday afternoon to rally support for overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Lady Gaga spoke to a crowd of about 2,500 shortly after 5 p.m., telling them that not allowing gays to serve ...

  • Cumberland County Fair organizers hope for good weather, strong turnout

    CUMBERLAND — Mike Timmons is keeping his fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate and the crowds will be voluminous at this year’s Cumberland County Fair. A fair director and past president who also wears many other hats, Timmons has worked the past year with other ...

  • New preschool signals change in Portland schools

    PORTLAND — Nearly two dozen children scurried about the sun-splashed playground at the Portland Arts and Technology High School on a seasonably cool Monday morning. Many of the faces, having attended nursery school there last year, were familiar to PATHS' early childhood development ... 1

  • Family, friends remember record-breaking sailor, publisher, entrepreneur Dodge Morgan

    HARPSWELL — A businessman and publisher who broke a record sailing solo non-stop around the world and spent his final years on Snow Island died Sept. 14 in Boston from complications during cancer surgery. Dodge D. Morgan, 78, had a career in journalism that included working as a...

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Morning sunlight and shadows fall over some of the 2,977 flags placed on the lawn in front of the Dudley Coe building at Bowdoin College in Brunswick on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A student group, Bowdoin College Republiicans, organized the memorial.

  • Brunswick community center to celebrate new headquarters

    BRUNSWICK — People Plus will hold a series of events next week to formally celebrate the opening of its 35 Union St. center. The community center has been at that address since June, after moving from the former St. Charles Church building on Noble Street. That building was demo...

  • Malaga Island's past receives official recognition

    PHIPPSBURG — Standing on Malaga Island, on the excavated ground where a schoolhouse once stood, it’s easy to think of young children playing, learning and being part of a small mixed-race community that existed a century ago. But in 1912 their world changed abruptly when the st...

  • Fit'n Funathon in South Portland Sept. 19

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Fit'n Fun-athon will be held Sunday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Skillin Elementary School, 180 Wescott Road. The free, family-focused event will offer participants of all ag...