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  • The art of traffic control

    Motorists creep along Maine Street during the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21, an event that doubled as an experiment to close the thoroughfare's middle two lanes. Town officials wanted to see if the closure would make Maine Street more pedestrian friendly. The closure drew m...

  • S.P. gets grant to boost OUI enforcement

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Motorists can expect to see extra patrols and checkpoints on the roads from now through Labor Day as police ramp up enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Police Department received a $5,000 grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to increase patrols through ...

  • Developer eyes Scarborough for 'green' neighborhood, solar array

    SCARBOROUGH — The sun may soon shine brightly on approximately 100 acres of undeveloped area on Running Hill Road. At least, that's what Scott Beaulieu is hoping for. Beaulieu, a South Portland resident and owner of Green Living Development Co., is looking to create a Leadersh...

  • Cumberland council OKs truck buy, review fee

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously authorized a lease/purchase agreement for a new plow truck. The agreement, with Gorham Leasing, is for a 2011 International 7400 Series truck, which will replace a model from 1992. The cost is nearly $164,000 and is included in...

  • New school year focuses on instructional, facility needs in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As students return to class on Wednesday, Sept. 1, teachers and administrators will be working behind the scenes to address the needs of 21st-century learners. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said the school year will begin with an assembly led by national brain researc...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmer takes to the road; seniors, businesses benefit from mobile farm stand

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara Page was a school bus driver for 27 years in Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. But now, instead of driving a bus filled with school children, she carts one full of vegetables to senior citizens and large businesses. "These passengers don't talk back as m...

  • Highway emergency

    Deputy Chief Eric Sylvain of Freeport Fire-Rescue stabilizes a person in the rear of an SUV, right, while other members of the department prepare to remove her from the vehicle following a crash with a pick-up truck on southbound Interstate 295 shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23. Several peopl...

  • Dog patrol: 'Golden girls' watch for scofflaws at South Portland's Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Susan Larrivee and Michelle Danois walked along the retreating waterline at Willard Beach shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 19.  But, unlike dozens of other people on the beach, they were not there to soak up the last rays of sunlight on the picturesque evening.