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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Summer school shuffle: Brunswick readies old, new buildings

    Ron Goddard of Reliable Pro Painting puts the finishing touches on a window frame at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. The tinted windows separate the administrators' offices from the large, open entryway.

  • Scarborough may soon fell 'Elsie,' its last giant elm

    SCARBOROUGH — It's been a good run for the old girl. Although estimates of her age vary, Elsa the elm tree – popularly known as "Elsie" – has watched over Oak Hill for roughly 200 years. She survived the epidemic that killed many of her siblings, road work that nearl...

  • Falmouth board: Super Walmart plans fall short

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday told Walmart the retailer's plans for a Super Walmart store have to be revised. The board tabled a site plan for the store at 206 Route 1, citing several conflicts with town ordinances. Under the site plan, an existing 92,000-square-foo...

  • Meeting set on Martin's Point Bridge project

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week about the planned replacement of the Martin's Point bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Presumpscot River between Falmouth and Portland. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, at 6 p.m...

  • Neighbors sensitive to bike trail along transmission corridor in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — As momentum builds to construct a six-mile mountain bike trail network along the Central Maine Power Co. transmission lines, neighbors are expressing concerns about the West Side Trail Alliance project. About a dozen people attended the first neighborhood meeting on June 2...

  • SAD 51, Yarmouth school districts seek collaboration

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 and the Yarmouth School Department are expected to form a joint committee to explore opportunities for collaboration and cost savings. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth School Board on June 27 unanimously approved a joint resolution to form ...

  • Portland centralizes school registration

    PORTLAND — School Department summer registration will now take place at the city's two  largest high schools, rather than at individual schools. Beginning July 11, parents registering children for the 2011-2012 school year should go to Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., to r...

  • Community meals expand in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Beginning Friday, July 15, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, will host a free community supper , to be offered on the third Friday of every month. The meal is open to the public and will serve soup, bread, salad and dessert. The project is meant to compliment ...