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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Credit union accuses ex-employee of stealing at least $519K

    BRUNSWICK — Over the course of six years, Topsham-resident Marsha Richard allegedly stole at least $519,000 from her former employer, Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union. The Brunswick-based credit union, which has branches in Cumberland, Freeport and Topsham, has filed a civil la...

  • Site walks planned by Freeport board

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will hold two site walks on Saturday, Jan. 29. At 9 a.m. the board will meet in the parking lot of the Freeport Community Center at 53 Depot St. They will tour 57 Depot St., a building owned by Freeport Community Services next to the Community...

  • Fishing boat catches fire off Chebeague Island

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The fishing boat Deborah Lee caught fire and burned off the east side of the island Tuesday afternoon. A Cumberland County emergency dispatcher said the 80-foot vessel was anchored between Chebeague and Crow islands, and that the fire was reported at 11:09 a.m. No ...

  • Yarmouth council to consider funding for energy consultant

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Energy Savers' Climate Action Plan was accepted by the Town Council, but a request for funds to establish an energy coordinator is still in the air. YES presented the Climate Action Plan to the council on Jan. 20. The plan was created in response to the 2010 ...

  • AG's opinion boosts effort to split Peaks Island from Portland

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island secession movement has cleared a significant hurdle in its second attempt to break away from the city. The attorney general's office has ruled that proponents do not have to start over from scratch, but can pick up where a failed 2007 secession effort left...

  • April target for adoption of Portland economic development plan

    PORTLAND — A task force working to create an economic development blueprint for the city has released a draft version of the plan and is seeking public input. The task force, comprised of representatives from the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, Creative Portland Corp. and Dow...

  • Portland police to hear GLBT feedback

    PORTLAND — Members of the Police Department are scheduled to discuss public safety issues Thursday with representatives of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Police Lt. Janine Roberts said the meeting will be the second in recent months and part of a broader commun...

  • Portland explores outside management for Riverside Golf Course

    PORTLAND — The city is looking for a new operator for the restaurant at Riverside Golf Course and may consider bringing in outside management to run the municipal course. The Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss Riverside on Thursday and that discussion is expected to include re...