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  • Portland's Christmas tree goes the distance

    A tractor-trailer climbs to the top of Deering Avenue in Portland on Thursday morning on its way to delivering its payload: a Christmas tree for Monument Square. City worker Jay Ash-Cuthbert, left, walks alongside the truck to lift any low-hanging utility lines out of the way, while police keep t...

  • Cape councilors make communication a goal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council met Tuesday to discuss a wide range of goals for the year ahead. A consistent theme in the workshop discussion was the need for more effective communication, from the councilors to the public, the public to councilors, or members of the public w...

  • Cumberland has big projects in store for 2011

    CUMBERLAND — The town saw several new projects in 2010 that will send ripples into 2011, including a proposed residential development and substation, as well as an overhaul of one of its major roads. The proposed development of the approximately 40-acre Doane Property in the center o...

  • Freeport council continues work on financial policies

    FREEPORT — The Town Council and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben discussed fund balance policies and investment practices Dec. 21 as the council continues to try to update town financial policies. Concerns brought to light by resident Marie Gunning prompted the council to take a closer ...

  • Topsham selectmen build special Town Meeting warrant

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Dec. 16 approved several February 2011 special Town Meeting warrant items, including an ordinance governing medical marijuana dispensaries. The Planning Board in October unanimously recommended zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dis...

  • State agency opposes Portland waterfront zoning changes

    PORTLAND — Beginning Jan. 20, pier owners may have the flexibility to allow more non-marine tenants in waterfront buildings. But the change in rules still must be approved by the state and one agency is recommending the city's request be denied. Mayor Nicholas Mavodones said t...

  • Economic reality spawns new Portland workplace

    PORTLAND — If necessity is the mother of invention, imagination is often its father. Take the developer Peter Bass, who, as he cast around for a new project in the fall of 2009, found his prospects looking bleak. He had a great deal of experience building affordable condominiums as ...

  • Musicians perform to benefit Safe Passage

    PORTLAND — New York-based violist Kallie Ciechomski will perform a recital on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. to benefit Safe Passage.  Ciechomski will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Carter and D...

  • Temporary fuel tax rebate for fisherman starts Jan. 1 in Portland

    PORTLAND — Beginning this weekend, ground fishermen will be able to land their fish in Portland and receive a benefit that many have travelled to Massachusetts for: tax-free diesel fuel. But there's a catch. The privately funded program is only a temporary solution to what many belie...

  • METRO to adjust bus service to Westbrook, Falmouth

    PORTLAND — METRO will change its schedules and bus routes starting Jan. 10 so it can begin a daily service to businesses in the Five Star Industrial Park in Westbrook. Some service along Washington Avenue to West Falmouth will also be eliminated. Marketing director Denise Beck...