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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Portland police to host forum for deaf community

    PORTLAND — The Police Department will host a forum Thursday, Feb. 24, to discuss safety concerns in the city's deaf community. Deaf residents, their family members, employers and neighbors are encouraged to attend and share concerns with officers. "This forum will help facilit...

  • Ethics panel clears Portland newspaper over election ads

    PORTLAND — The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ruled last week that The Portland Press Herald did not violate state election law when it donated ad space that was used to promote an elected mayor referendum in Portland. Tom Valleau, a former Portland Ch...

  • Legislators demand answers from green energy group

    AUGUSTA — Legislators grilled staff of the Maine Green Energy Alliance for almost three hours on Thursday in the first step of an inquiry into the failed stimulus grantee. News reports have detailed recently how the organization founded by a prominent Democratic attorney got a $3 mil...

  • Legislative panel may subpoena Maine Turnpike Authority records

    AUGUSTA — The Senate chairman of the Legislature’s oversight committee may take the unheard of step of using the committee’s subpoena power to investigate spending at the Maine Turnpike Authority. State Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, said the Government Oversight Commit...

  • Making tracks

    Roads aren't the only things that need plowing this winter. Here a plow train approaches the "Deep Cut" bridge Friday, Feb. 11, on its way from Portland to Brunswick.

  • Quite the catch

    Steve Thornton of Atlantic Coast Towing prepares to hook a line to pickup truck sitting in the ocean about 100 yards off Stover's Point Road in Harpswell on Feb. 11. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said the truck was stolen in Brunswick early that morning.

  • Going up

    Kaley Meehan of South Portland went sledding last Saturday on the Highland Avenue hill at South Portland High School, and brought along something no one else had: her own rope tow. Her dad, Coleman, gladly played the role of beast of burden as Kaley raced down, then enjoyed the leisurely ride bac...

  • Fairchild seeks extended tax break from South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — One of the city's largest corporate taxpayers is asking the City Council to extend a company tax break. Fairchild Semiconductor has had a reduced tax rate through a tax increment financing district since the mid-1990s. That agreement expires on June 30. 1