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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...

  • Base work for transit hub to begin in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Base construction and sewer separation necessary for the planned Mill Creek Transit Hub are slated to begin in less than two weeks. Councilors on Monday approved a $560,000 bid from Maietta Industries of Scarborough to do the work in the Knightville-Mill Creek area.

  • Bath planners approve shed for ship reconstruction

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the placement of a shed that will house the reconstructed pinnace Virginia. The keel of that ship, based on one built at the Popham Colony in 1607-1608, was laid at a 19th century freight shed at the corner of Commercial and L...

  • New principal takes over at South Portland High School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — South Portland High School has a new principal. James Holland received unanimous approval for the job Monday from the School Board. Holland has been principal at Livermore Falls High School for one year. He replaces Jeanne Crocker, who after 13 years at SPHS is takin...

  • Youths cause up to $1,500 damage in Bath cemetery

    BATH — Vandals caused between $1,200 and $1,500 worth of damage at Maple Grove Cemetery Sunday morning, according to the Police Department. Lt. Stan Cielinski said Officer Mike Lever responded to a call at 12:45 a.m. about a juvenile at Maritime Apartments who was not supposed to be ...

  • Harpswell hopes to improve boaters' access to Graveyard Point

    HARPSWELL — Graveyard Point may be a public boat launch, but few motor boats ever use the landing. That's because the road leading to the water is narrow and turns abruptly to sand and large rocks well before the water line, making it nearly impossible to back a trailer down to the s...

  • Topsham Fair admission price now includes rides

    TOPSHAM — The 157th annual Topsham Fair starts with harness racing on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 7-8, and features a full slate of events from Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 9-14. Admission to the fairgrounds, off Route 196, is $10, a price that now includes rides. Harness racing will be ...

  • Bowdoin College students get a summery taste of local government in Maine

    TOPSHAM — Charlie Cubeta spent a lot of time on his mountain bike this summer. The rising junior at Bowdoin College traversed all of Topsham's trails, mapping them with a GPS and taking note of which ones needed work. While he might have done it for fun anyway, Cubeta was actually ha...

  • Drive underway to raise $50,000 for Brunswick dog park

    BRUNSWICK — For some dogs, a quiet walk on a leash just doesn't cut it. While there are many fields in town where dogs are allowed to run off-leash, none are enclosed enough to provide peace of mind to owners who worry their pets may chase after a squirrel and never return. No...