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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • 'Business deals change': Portland tech firm dumps Freeport for Gorham

    FREEPORT — ComNav Engineering, the Portland technology firm that was negotiating to move to Freeport, pulled out last week and will instead move to Gorham. Last October, the Town Council unanimously agreed to negotiate the sale of five acres of land to ComNav Engineering to create a ...

  • Cumberland to discuss new rules for gravel pits, water removal

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to hold a public hearing Monday, Feb. 28, on changes to the town's gravel and water extraction ordinance. The council enacted a 180-day moratorium in early November on new applications for gravel pits and water extraction sites. ...

  • Twin peaks

    A winter morning sun illuminates the steeples of the Bowdoin College chapel in Brunswick on Jan. 20.

  • Portland eyes tighter rules for landlords with disorderly buildings

    PORTLAND — City officials are working on a plan to lower the threshold for designating problematic residences as disorderly houses, a label that exposes landlords to fines and litigation.  But the

  • Portland bar owner wants liquor license after state drops charges

    PORTLAND — Fresh off a legal victory, the embattled owner of an Old Port bar wants the city to cancel a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 7 on its liquor and entertainment license. In a letter to city councilors and the city attorney, Cactus Club owner Thomas Manning said the Departm...

  • Portland city manager search committee gets to work

    PORTLAND — The committee assigned to find a new city manager plans to follow an aggressive timetable, with the goal of having Joseph Gray's replacement hired by July. City Councilors Cheryl Leeman, John Anton and Jill Duson sit on the search committee. Leeman, the chairwoman, said th...

  • Portland police present awards to officers, citizens

    PORTLAND — Officers and citizens were honored by the Police Department on Saturday for bravery and other commendable acts during 2010. Montique Reddick, Tyron Calhoun and Chris Dobson received the Citizen Award. Reddick and Calhoun helped a man who lit himself on fire in Longf...

  • Block party

    The Maine Mall in South Portland was as busy as a multi-colored beehive on Saturday, Jan. 15, as builders gathered from all over for a fundraiser for the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland LEGO House Buildathon. Keegan Haley, 8, right, and Hunter Brown, 9, both from Gray, teamed ...