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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • Yarmouth Water District race attracts 4 candidates

    YARMOUTH — Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees in the June 14 election. Incumbent Irving Felker Jr. will face challengers Andrew O'Brien, Bill Stees and Susan B. Krauss for the seats on the five-member board. Board member Charles Sawyer...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham residents weigh $2.9M bond for athletic facilities

    FREEPORT — A fundraising campaign is underway as voters prepare to decide whether to borrow $2.9 million for construction of an athletic complex at Freeport High School. The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors voted in March to put the bond in a June 14 referendum, and held a p...

  • June 4 walk in Portland to raise money for Haiti

    PORTLAND — A locally based relief organization will host a walk around the Back Cove Trail on Saturday, June 4, to raise money for Haiti. Registration for the 10 a.m. event will take place at 9 a.m. in Payson Park. The registration fee is $10, and the proceeds will benefit the...

  • RSU 5 sends $24M budget to residents of Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors adopted a $23.9 million budget for fiscal year 2012. The spending plan includes money for capital improvements, technology investments, curriculum materials, additional teacher and support positions, and flexible professional ...

  • Ceremony officially ends Brunswick Naval Air Station operations

    BRUNSWICK — In a ceremony attended by hundreds of people Tuesday, U.S. Navy and government officials closed Brunswick Naval Air Station. Speakers thanked surrounding towns, civilian staff and sailors, past and current, for their service, and emphasized the ongoing importance of the r...

  • Weekend ferry times tweaked for Cliff, Chebeague islands

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines directors last week voted unanimously to change the year-round, morning weekend departures from Cliff and Chebeague islands. Starting June 18, the Saturday morning departure time from Chebeague Island will be moved to 7:45 a.m., and the Sunday morning depar...

  • Portland firefighters mourn honorary 'king of the castle'

    PORTLAND — The Portland Fire Department last week said goodbye to its honorary deputy fire chief, who was known to many simply as "Foxy." James Fox, 59, died May 21 after a brief illness. Fox, a longtime West End resident before moving to South Portland, was a constant presenc...

  • Riverton 'turn-around' replaces half the Portland school's teachers

    PORTLAND — By the end of this school year, nearly half the teachers at Riverton Elementary School will be have been replaced in the last two years. Some of the 14 exiting teachers have been transferred to other schools in the district, while others are retiring. Riverton is a small, ... 1