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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Bail can be set in Maine without a full criminal history

    Second in the series, "Maine’s bail system: a 19th century holdover," by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Next: Is due process threatened? In December, 2010, police in Cumberland County tried to stop a speeder. He led them on a chase and ended up crashing on a...

  • UPDATE: Candidates queue to replace Bliss in state Senate; GOP's Maietta in, Palmieri out

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Political parties in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough are working to line up candidates to fill a vacancy in the Maine Senate. A special election will take place Tuesday, May 10, to fill the District 7 seat being vacated by Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South ...

  • Kennebec River spirit flows in Bath variety show

    BATH — The legacy of Kennebec River will be the focus of the sixth Hot Chocolate Jubilee, a fundraiser for the Chocolate Church Arts Center, from March 31 to April 3. The jubilee theme this year is "Spirit of the Kennebec." The all-volunteer variety show includes several dance...

  • End in sight in fight over Cape Elizabeth beach access

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 6-year-old dispute over access to Maxwell Point Beach isn't over, but several recent court decisions have moved the process toward a resolution. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday, March 22, on who can use the easement to what is commonly known as ...

  • Ricetta's to close in South Portland, remain open in Falmouth

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The brick oven will be fired up for the last time Sunday at Ricetta's pizzeria on Western Avenue. The company announced Wednesday night that it is closing the South Portland restaurant, where it was established in 1989. A second restaurant, opened on Route 1 in Falmo...

  • South Portland School Board spikes plan for activity fees

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday said it would not support a proposal to institute activity fees next year for students participating in athletics and co-curricular activities. Board members also indicated they would like to stop talking about a budget proposal to flat-fu...

  • UPDATE: Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Brunswick TIF for Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — A Cumberland County Superior Court justice has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a tax increment financing agreement valued at more than $900,000 between the town and the developer of Maine Street Station. Local hotel owners, including Linwood Austin and Peter Anastos, ...

  • Decision expected on proposed Scarborough Beach parking lot

    SCARBOROUGH — The debate over whether to allow a 500-car parking lot and beach access near Scarborough Beach, on 64 acres owned by Sprague Corp., is heating up as a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting approaches. A decision, which will be made on March 31 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, has been... 2