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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Falmouth debate over vernal pools continues as ordinance is sent back to committee

    FALMOUTH — The debate over vernal pool protections will continue. A Town Council vote on the proposed Resource Protection Ordinance has been delayed so changes can be made to wording and definitions. Last week the Planning Board voted unanimously to send the Resource Protectio...

  • Federal grant provides Yarmouth Police Department with Tasers

    YARMOUTH — Police Department officers have been trained to operate Tasers and will be carrying the electric devices as soon as May 1.  About a year ago, Police Chief Mike Morrill applied for a $15,000 federal Byrne Grant. In ad...

  • Portland residents sought for bridge committee

    PORTLAND — The city is looking for residents to serve on a committee that will work with the Maine Department of Transportation on redesign plans for the Martins Point bridge. The bridge, which spans Casco Bay at the mouth of the Presumpscot River, is scheduled to be replaced in 2012...

  • Maine Medical Center picks new COO

    PORTLAND — Maine Medical Center has hired a new chief operating officer and vice president. Jeff Sanders, a Millinocket native who grew up in Gray, most recently worked as the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He will join Maine Med June 7. "We...

  • Healthy kids

    Maggie Truman of South Portland has her hands full during Healthy Kids Day in the gym at the Portland YMCA on April 17. The Y marked the day with a variety of activities designed to encourage active youngsters.

  • Dreaming of retirement? Website says few places are better than Falmouth Foreside

    FALMOUTH — A personal finance website says Falmouth Foreside is one of the top 20 places for a "dream" retirement in the U.S. AOL's

  • Somali immigrants eye Portland legislative seats

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city residents are running for the state House of Representatives this year, including the city's first Somali candidates. Mohammed Dini, a Bayside resident and student at the University of Southern Maine, is running for the District 119 seat and will face fellow...

  • Proposed Portland library branch closings spark neighborhood opposition; city could reduce funding

    PORTLAND — A Portland Public Library plan to close three branches and instead work with community groups to create mobile library services has come under fire from residents of the neighborhoods that would lose their branches. Some city councilors are also suggesting that the library...