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  • Brighton Avenue shooting investigated by Portland police

    PORTLAND — An unidentified man was killed Friday night in what police believe was a homicide on Brighton Avenue. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were called to 214 Brighton Avenue at 9:05 p.m. and discovered the victim, dead at the scene. The address is the location o...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • Mid-Coast communities tackle fitness challenge

    BATH — The Bath Area Family YMCA is joining forces with People Plus in Brunswick and New England Medical Fitness in Topsham to help people shed weight and get in better shape. The 2011 Tri City Fitness Challenge will run for 12 weeks starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Mid Co...

  • Brunswick legislators to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — Local legislators will hold office hours at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 8. People can speak with Brunswick Democrats Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, Rep. Charlie Priest and Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, and Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich,...

  • Harpswell eyes proposed budget of more than $4M

    Initial committee changes to budget requests in Harpswell showed little overall increase in the municipal budget this year. Treasurer Marguerite Kelly said an overall increase of nearly $39,000 resulted in an LD1-compliant budget with about a 2 percent increase in salaries, meeting the Boa...

  • Freeport council balks at $36K request from chamber

    FREEPORT — Although the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce asked the Town Council for $36,000 to support the organization and help maintain an executive direct...

  • Falmouth Land Trust moves to protect 87 acres along Piscataqua River

    FALMOUTH — Thanks to an award of just under $250,000 from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, the Falmouth Land Trust is moving forward with a plan to protect 87 acres of lush forest along the Piscataqua River, adding to more than 100 acres already protected in the area.

  • Cold message about global warming

    The Natural Resources Council of Maine staged its annual Polar Plunge at noon Dec. 31, 2010, at Portland's East End Beach. The fundraiser and global warming awareness event attracted almost 100 hearty souls who dashed briefly into the frigid waters of Casco Bay.

  • Cumberland council to see Drowne Road development plan

    CUMBERLAND — A master development plan for the Drowne Road revitalization project is due before the Town Council by Feb. 14. The council on Monday unanimously authorized Town Manager Bill Shane to develop letters of intent for the "sale, lease or transfer" of the town-owned Doane Pro...

  • Habitat plans to build 3 more homes in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Three families will have new homes in the spring thanks to another Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland project on the corner of South Street and West Street. This is the ...