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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Circus Smirkus stops in Freeport next week with outdoor theme

    FREEPORT — When Circus Smirkus comes to Freeport next week, local performers will team up with the National Park Service and L.L. Bean to promote physical fitness and the outdoors. This y...

  • Munjoy Hill flower power

    A sunflower basks in the warm afternoon light as the sun begins to set on the North Street Community Garden on Munjoy Hill in Portland.

  • Say ahhhhh ...

    Dr. Lionel Vachon of Sanford guides Taneale Vicnaire, left, a student at Bonny Eagle High School, and Haley Brooks, who attends Noble High School, while they get some hands-on experience using a dental simulator during the University of New England's Dental Camp Sunday at the school's Portland camp...

  • Falmouth council considers referendum on buildings, petition seeks more time

    FALMOUTH — Despite a citizen petition requesting more time to explore other options, a referendum question asking voters if they want to spend $9.5 million, including a $4.5 million bond, to move the Town Hall and library to the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings may be headed for the N...

  • Cumberland council narrowly rejects deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — A divided Town Council on Monday rejected a zoning ordinance change that would have banned deer feeding and baiting. The matter was tabled last month until all seven councilors could be in attendance. They voted 4-3 against the proposal Monday, with Councilors Mike ...

  • Portland panel: Congress Square should remain a park

    PORTLAND — A city panel reached consensus Monday evening on keeping Congress Square as open space, but changing its recessed plaza design. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group met at City Hall for the first time since a public forum on May 12 to discuss results of the forum and c...

  • Technicality keeps Cactus Club in business in Portland

    PORTLAND — After more than a year in the courts, an Old Port nightclub owner successfully overturned the City Council's 2009 denial of his liquor license. But the ruling only applies to the Cactus Club's license for 2008-2009, so the bar owner could find himself before the council tw...

  • Portland seeks designs for MLK Jr. memorial on Bayside Trail

    PORTLAND — The deadline is approaching for submissions to design the city's Martin Luther King Jr. memorial along the new Bayside Trail. An oversight committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is expected to review preliminary concepts for the design after the Aug. 12 deadlin...