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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • Falmouth seeks leftover stimulus funds to replace school furnaces

    FALMOUTH — The new school campus on Woodville Road may become an oil heat-free zone, if the schools wins a grant from the Maine Forest Service. The town applied last week for a grant of up to $500,000 to replace the middle school's two oil-burning furnaces, which are more than 50 yea...

  • Portland's East End Community School eligible for improvement funds

    PORTLAND — For the second year in a row, a city elementary school is on the state's list of under-performing schools eligible for special federal assistance. East End Community School is one of 10 schools in the state not making adequate progress in accordance with the No Child Left ...

  • Darrell, Renehan to leave Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Two town councilors will not seek re-election in June. Nomination papers for the June 14 municipal elections are available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall. Three council seats, two School Committee seats and two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees, all fo...

  • Cumberland petition forces referendum on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — A petition drive has gathered enough signatures to send changes in gravel pit rules to a June 14 referendum. Town Clerk Tammy O'Donnell said she certified 600 signatures submitted March 31 by a citizen's group, the Cumberland Environmental Action Network. O'Donnell said ...

  • Renys opens next week on Congress Street in Portland

    PORTLAND — A "Maine adventure" joins the downtown retail mix next week. Renys will open at 540 Congress St. on April 14. The department store offers everything from packaged foods to hardware to housewares to clothing. "They sell everything," said Jan Beitzer, executive direct...

  • Portland takes a Mulligan on golf course restaurant plan

    City to run Bogey's instead of hiring an operator PORTLAND — A city decision to manage Bogey's, the restaurant at Riverside Municipal Golf Course, is leaving a bad taste in the mouth of at least one applicant who hoped to run the establishment. The city issued a request for ...

  • UPDATE: Maine PUC rejects complaint against CMP 'smart' electric meters

    Legislative panel considers bills regulating new meters AUGUSTA —The Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday rejected a complaint that sought reconsideration of the commission's 2010 approval of Central Maine Power Co.'s "smart" electric meter program. The complaint was one o... 4

  • Taxes up, but no layoffs in Portland municipal budget

    PORTLAND — The acting city manager is proposing a more than $200 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2012, up about $4.4 million over the current year's budget. The budget proposed by Pat Finnigan includes no layoffs – missing from the budget for the first time in thr...