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  • Portland family escapes Deering Avenue fire

    Portland firefighters battle a house fire at 40 Deering Ave. on Tuesday morning, Sept. 16. Four residents escaped without injury, but one cat was killed.

  • Portland police probe residential burglaries

    PORTLAND — Police are seeking help in solving a series of burglaries in the Libbytown and University of Southern Maine neighborhoods last week. Lt. James Sweatt said the same perpetrator is suspected in nighttime break-ins at homes on Craigie, Woodmont, Bolton and Frances streets, an...

  • South Portland School Board: 3 seats go uncontested

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are three School Board seats to fill on the Nov. 2 ballot. All of them are uncontested. Board Chairman Richard L. Carter, of Thompson Street, is running unopposed in District 1, which represents the east end, and Sarah Goldberg, of Pine Street, is the only cand...

  • Mother, son arrested South Portland drug bust

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Cocaine and a significant amount of heroin were seized on Oct. 10 during an early morning raid on a Maine Mall-area hotel. Police Sgt. Steve Webster said in a press release that police received information that suspected drug traffickers were staying at the hotel.

  • Freeport crematory scheduled to open by new year

    FREEPORT — The Lighthouse Crematory and Remembrance Center on Durham Road is under construction and is scheduled to open by the beginning of next year. Chris Stilkey, superintendent of Burr Cemetery and the crematory, said construction started in August. The 3,000-square-foot buildin...

  • Building sickness: Teacher left Scarborough school to protect her health

    SCARBOROUGH — Before she began teaching at Wentworth Intermediate School in 2006, Meredith Doyle had a mild allergy to cats and no other significant health problems. Four years later, Doyle, 30, of Portland, said she has suffered from chronic post-nasal drip, which has caused other h... 1

  • UPDATE: Coast Guard calls off search for reported jumper at Martins Point

    PORTLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard called off a search Wednesday evening at sundown for someone who may have jumped into Casco Bay near Martins Point. The search began after a woman called 911 to report witnessing someone wearing yellow shorts jumping from the Route 1 bridge around 3:50...

  • Topsham seeks new public works director, code officer

    TOPSHAM — Along with looking for a new Town Manager, the town is also seeking replacements for its public works director and code enforcement officer. Town Manager Jim Ashe announced at the Oct. 7 Board of Selectmen meeting that Public Works Director Rob Pontau's final day will be Oc...

  • Former Yarmouth school chief gets interim post in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Kenneth Murphy of Yarmouth as interim superintendent of schools. Murphy retired as Yarmouth's superintendent in June 2009 after serving 25 years in the school district, 18 as school chief. He will begin his job as ...

  • Fire destroys Munjoy Hill apartment building

    Fire investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire on Oct. 10 that destroyed an apartment building on Congress Street and caused minor damage to a neighboring building. The fire at 201 Congress St. was reported around 12:30 a.m. It was a three-alarm fi...