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  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Motorcycle speed, alcohol suspected in South Portland woman's death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A city woman who died Saturday, July 25, in a motorcycle crash in Westbrook was not wearing a helmet. It is believed that speed and alcohol were factors in the accident, Capt. Sean Lally of the Westbrook Police Department said Thursday morning. Jennifer Lavign...

  • Stormy weather

    Central Maine Power Co. linemen Mike Ross, in the bucket, and Bob Taylor deal with fallen tree limbs that started a fire at the corner of Forest Avenue and Holly Street on Aug. 28 as Tropical Storm Irene passed through Portland. At one point, according to City Hall, 60 streets were without power. A ...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham go back to school without consolidated teacher contract

    FREEPORT — While Regional School Unit 5 is finally beginning to reap the benefits of district consolidation, teachers in Freeport, Durham and Pownal are all starting the year without a consolidated contract. Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh said teachers are starting to unify ...

  • Falmouth High School moves into the cloud

    FALMOUTH — Administrators at Falmouth High School have their heads in the clouds – the digital clouds. The school this year will roll out a cloud-computing program that will achieve a student-to-laptop computer ratio of 1-to-1 in a very different way than most Maine schools.

  • Cumberland animal shelter to hold fundraising cruise

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, an adoption center and no-kill shelter for kittens and cats, will hold a fundraising harbor cruise on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Casco Bay Lines cruise will run from 7-10 p.m. and embark from the ferry terminal on Commercial Street in Portla...

  • Abyssinian House gets $25K challenge grant

    PORTLAND — An effort to restore the third oldest African-American meeting house in the country received a $25,000 boost from the 1772 Foundation. But the restoration committee must raise $25,000 to match the grant. The Abyssinian Meeting House, 75 Newbury St., was built in the...

  • 5 arrested in Portland for trafficking pain pills

    PORTLAND — Five people were arrested Aug. 25 in Portland for allegedly trafficking pain pills. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Kevin Cashman said agents seized more than 200 Oxycodone pills, with a street value of $6,000, as well as $21,000 in cash. The five people ar...

  • Inaugural Portland Brew Festival on tap this weekend

    PORTLAND — For most people, Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer. A time when kids go back to school and parents swap their shorts and T-shirts for pants and sweaters. But for beer lovers, Labor Day marks the beginning of fall beer season. A time when citrus-infused microbre...

  • 13 official candidates for Portland mayor; 3 more await verification

    First mayoral forums scheduled next week PORTLAND — Thirteen candidates on Tuesday were guaranteed places on the Nov. 8 ballot in the city's first popular mayoral election in 88 years. Three other candidates have submitted their nomination papers to City Hall, but are awaiti...