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  • Brunswick dog day-care business has tails wagging

    BRUNSWICK — When she opened Blue Dog Day Care in November, Meghan Osborne suspected business would be good, but she didn't expect to have a full house every day. "I don't know if I thought we were going to reach the limit in the first two months," Osborne said, in an interview at the...

  • Harpswell town planner heading to Topsham

    HARPSWELL — Carol Eyerman, who has led the town's Planning Department for seven years, is leaving, but she isn't going far.  Eyerman, who was hired as Harpswell's town planner in 2007, has accepted a position as assistant town planner in Topsham. She expects to start in ear...

  • Opponents to secession from Portland play catch-up on Peaks Island

    PEAKS ISLAND — Residents opposed to rejuvenated efforts to secede from Portland are gearing up to get in the game.  But first they have to find the field. That's the analogy used by Scott Nash, one of the group of residents concerned about the speed of the re-energized se...

  • Energy group funded via state agency hired Democratic lawmakers, activists

    HALLOWELL — The Maine Green Energy Alliance, which last week announced it was returning the balance of its $1.1 million government contract to promote home retrofits after it had fallen well behind its goals, says it is a non-partisan organization. But an examination of the Hallowell... 2

  • Portland newspaper says ethics investigation could 'chill' free speech

    PORTLAND — Attorneys representing The Portland Press Herald have told the state Ethics Commission that a complaint filed about a series of free ads supporting Portland's switch to an elected mayor is without merit and threatens free speech. At issue are six free, full-page advertisem...

  • Traffic delays expected next week on Veterans Bridge between Portland, South Portland

    PORTLAND — Drivers who use the southbound Veterans Memorial Bridge can expect delays starting Feb. 9 when one lane will be closed at times because of construction. The Maine Department of Transportation said the first lane closure is scheduled Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather...

  • Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth consider joining South Portland in municipal energy project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials from Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth will meet with their South Portland counterparts on Feb. 17 to discuss a possible partnership in a municipal energy company. Since last summer, South Portland has been studying creation of a municipal energy distribution ...

  • North Yarmouth farm to host annual 'Sleigh Day'

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A new exhibit, "Winter Delivery," will be part of Skyline Farm's 12th annual Sleigh Day on Saturday, Feb. 12. The exhibit showcases delivery vehicles regulary seen on Maine roads during winters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Horse-drawn vehicles will be d...

  • Cape Land Trust offers outdoor activities

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents are invited to participate in a two-hour cross-country skiing adventure on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m with the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. The group will lead intermediate skiers through the town's trail network. Cross-country ski enthusiasts are encouraged ...

  • 800 runners expected in Cape Elizabeth race

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 30th Mid-Winter Classic 10-mile road race will take place Sunday, Feb. 6, starting at Cape Elizabeth High School. About 800 runners wil...