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  • 'Escape room' games arrive in Portland, South Portland

    PORTLAND — After the doors lock, you have 60 minutes to find your way out. And the people with the keys are betting against you. This isn't some diabolical dungeon with fiendish creators. It's the latest, trendy entertainment venture to come to Maine, and it's happening in Portland a...

  • Portland's debt a 'scary monster in the closet'

    PORTLAND — About 18 hours after the four members of the City Council Finance Committee opposed the new $225 million municipal budget, they warned city debt is becoming unsustainable. "We need to put ourselves on a bit of a diet with the capital improvement plan and make some tough de...

  • Key to success? Portland music venue goes nonprofit

    Executive Director Rob Ellis, left, and Managing Director Tom Rota outside the newly renovated One Longfellow Square at Congress and State streets in Portland. The venue is becoming a nonprofit organization with focus on afterschool programs and arts education in the community, in addition to mus...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 44 employees by Sept. 23

    BATH — Bath Iron Works plans to lay off 44 salaried employees in its engineering department as of Sept. 23. "The decision to reduce our technical workforce is necessary to meet our Navy customer's changing requirements within their available funding," BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini sai...

  • Yarmouth council split on Condon pathway plans

    YARMOUTH — A Maine Department of Transportation official has told the Town Council that building a state-funded pathway over the East Main Street bridge is unlikely to be approved because of safety and process issues. Councilors, meanwhile, are divided over whether to accept the stat...

  • Picking Portland's mayor: The candidates on the issues

    The first in a weekly series on where Portland's mayoral candidates stand on the issues examines the role of the elected mayor. PORTLAND — The November mayoral election is going to be historic. It will be the first time in 88 years voters will elect a mayor, who will ...

  • Culvert failure closes Flying Point Road in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A portion of Flying Point Road is closed until further notice. Officials said the section of the road over Kelsey Brook, between John's Road and Lupin Lane, will be closed so construction crews can stabilize the road over a culvert. Town Engineer Albert Presgraves s...

  • Falmouth council considers fireworks ban, delays dog leash law

    FALMOUTH — Fireworks may be banned if an ordinance being drafted by town staff is approved by the Town Council. Four councilors – a voting majority – indicated during a workshop Monday evening that they would support the ban. The council also heard from ...

  • Drowne Road School back in Cumberland's hands

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously accepted the Drowne Road School from School Administrative District 51, and discussed adding the school to the town's Village Mixed Use Zone. The council also approved an amended lease with Bateman Partners, the Portland development...

  • Freeport project to add affordable senior, workforce housing

    FREEPORT — After a year-long approval process that included a contract zone agreement, tax increment financing negotiations, tax-acquired property and several public meetings, construction of the Oak Leaf Two senior housing complex is underway. The affordable housing complex at 24 So...