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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • UPDATED: Man dead after falling from I-295 overpass in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A man who fell yesterday afternoon from an overpass on to the road below died last night at Maine Medical Center, according to police. A 52-year-old West Enfield man fell or jumped from the Interstate-295 Scarborough Connector overpass above U.S. Route 1 and was struck ...

  • South Portland councilors see merit, if not savings, in iPads

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Councilors on Monday once again took up the question of whether to pursue paperless city council meetings through the purchase of Apple iPads. Going digital would mean spending $3,755 more over three years, according to estimates provided by City Manager Jim Gailey d...

  • Brunswick airport receives $350K federal transportation grant

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Executive Airport received almost $350,000 in federal transportation grant money, U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced Tuesday. The grant is the first in a series the airport will received as part of the Federal Aviation Administration's milit...

  • 'Smart' meter forum to be held in Camden

    CAMDEN — A public forum on 'smart' electric meters will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. The forum, "Smart meters: A dumb idea," will take place at the First Congregational Church, at the corner of Elm and Free streets. Bath City Councilor David Sinclair, one of the featured s... 3

  • Report identifies downtown Brunswick site as best for train maintenance facility

    Town Council divided over its role in the process BRUNSWICK — The consulting firm hired by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is recommending that a train maintenance facility be built between Church Road and Union Street, the site initially selected by the rail grou... 1

  • Topsham planners support public transportation study letter

    TOPSHAM — The town may use federal grant money to study an expansion of bus services in the area. The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously supported sending a letter stating that a study of regional public transportation opportunities is consistent with the town's comprehensive plan...

  • Bath council to study Armory as possible location for skatepark

    BATH — Skateboarders may get their wish for a new skatepark at the former National Guard Armory, if the price is right. The City Council plans next month to discuss spending $5,000 to determine the cost of work needed at the armory to make it viable for community use. The coun...

  • Land trust adds nearly 200 acres of conservation land on Maquoit Bay

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust has added a key piece to its patchwork of conservation land along Maquoit Bay. The group announced Monday that it secured a conservation easement on the 194-acre Henshaw property on Bunganuc Road near the Freeport town line. The land inclu...