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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...

  • Bath farewell to Cantrell to be held Aug. 23

    BATH — A farewell party for Betsy Cantrell, to recognize her work with seniors in the community, will be held Monday, Aug. 23. The event will begin with a meet-and-greet at the Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., at 5 p.m. Open presentations will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by f...

  • Orr’s, Bailey fire department re-releases cookbook

    HARPSWELL — A slice of local history is back with the republication by the Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department of a popular cookbook. Originally released in 1976 to benefit the volunteer department, the cookbook – subtitled “Delicious Recipes from the Coast of M...

  • UPDATE: Topsham man charged with starting Navy Annex blaze

    TOPSHAM — Police have arrested a Topsham man in connection with a fire that destroyed a vacant building at the Topsham Navy Annex on Tuesday night. Robi Saputra, 21, was arrested on a charge of arson by Topsham police and state fire marshal investigators Wednesday night, accordi... 1

  • Falmouth town center debate: Options, estimates and projections

    FALMOUTH — The debate over whether the Town Hall and Falmouth Memorial Library should be moved to the Plummer and Lunt school buildings, and a community center created in the Motz wing, may boil down to what is appropriate spending during a recession. Should the town send a bond to v...

  • Construction of Brunswick's new elementary school ahead of schedule

    BRUNSWICK — With the construction of a new elementary school well ahead of schedule, the School Department is facing a host of new changes. The Har...

  • North Yarmouth board OKs limited hunting in town park

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 on Tuesday to allow limiting hunting in Old Town House Park. The board’s approval, with Selectman Rob Wood abstaining, echoed a recommendation earlier this month from the Recreation Commission. It allows deer hunting in Nov...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Michele Bednarz of Portland crosses the finish line after the running portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cance...

  • Celebration to open Bayside Trail on Thursday

    PORTLAND — The city and trail advocates will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, Aug. 19, at the new Bayside Trail. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Elm Street Plaza off Marginal Way. The city, Portland Trails and the Trust for Public Land will officially open the 1.2-mil...