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  • TD Beach to Beacon 10K adds $23K for fastest Americans

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Dunkin' Donuts is now a sponsor of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race and will add $23,000 in prize money. The 18th annual race will be held this year on Aug. 1. The prize money from t...

  • Harpswell report says rising sea threatens town roads

    HARPSWELL — Some of the town's critical infrastructure is vulnerable to rising seas, according to a new report. The report, "Harpswell Coastal Flooding Risk Assessment," prepared by the Midcoast Council of Governments, is the culmination of a project started in January. A...

  • Falmouth council maintains secrecy on talks with developer

    FALMOUTH — Despite attempts by one town councilor to allow public scrutiny, a developer's plans for the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school properties will remain secret until a formal proposal process begins. The Town Council voted 5-2 Monday to keep secret all discussions with private par...

  • Lender keeps Old Port buildings in foreclosure auction in Portland

    PORTLAND — About 30 people milled about the Havana South restaurant on Wharf Street last Friday morning, awaiting the foreclosure sale of six high-profile buildings in the Old Port. Real estate brokers and potential investors exchanged small talk in a bright glass-walled room, where ...

  • UPDATE: Independent bookshops consider future without big boxes; Bull Moose to bid for Borders stores

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In the wake of the liquidation of Borders Group's 399 stores last week, local independent book sellers were left to determine what the big-box bankruptcy means for their future. After all, in an environment where an industry giant like Borders succumbed to headwinds ...

  • Portland sells $135,000 sculpture for $100; 'Tracing the Fore' to be moved to private garden

    PORTLAND — A controversial piece of public art on Fore Street has been sold for a fraction of its original cost and will soon be removed from the Old Port. The sculpture, "Tracing the Fore," will remain in Portland, but will be moved from Boothby Square to private property in North D...

  • Strimling enters Portland mayoral race

    PORTLAND — Former state Sen. Ethan Strimling this week joined the crowded field of potential candidates to become the city's first elected mayor in more than 80 years. Strimling, a Democrat, is the executive director of LearningWorks, a nonprofit group that provides education assista...

  • Portland police officer receives public service award

    PORTLAND — He commandeered a fishing boat to rescue a woman who jumped off the Casco Bay Bridge, and was credited with saving her life. And he discovered a family of four, including two young children, living in a van and connected them with temporary housing and social services....

  • Portland Museum of Art wins grant for Homer studio program

    PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art announced Monday that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to support the first two years of educational programming for the Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck in Scarborough. The studio, where American artist Wi...

  • Riverton library to close for remodeling in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Library's Riverton Branch will be closed Aug. 5-24 for remodeling. Patrons will not be able to pick up or drop off books. But due dates will be adjusted to reflect the hiatus, the library said in a press release.  The project is designed to ...