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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Cumberland man dies from injuries in pool

    CUMBERLAND — The state medical examiner’s office Tuesday said a 3 Meadow Way man died last week when he sustained a cervical spine fracture and drowned. The office performed an autopsy on 40-year-old Kermit Schott on July 7, a day after he was found unresponsive in his abo...

  • Public meeting scheduled on Freeport cinema

    FREEPORT — A public information session on a proposal to build a six-screen movie theater at Freeport Village Station will be held Monday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the Mallett House on Mill Street. The meeting will be hosted by Berenson Associates, developers of the shopping center...

  • Cumberland scout builds shelter for Bradbury Mountain campers

    POWNAL — Thanks to the efforts of a Cumberland teenager, campers at Bradbury Mountain State Park can stay covered and dry this summer inside a new lean-to. James Molloy, who completed the project last October to become an Eagle Scout, built the lean-to at secluded Campsite 12.

  • Pair of sites competing for new Brunswick police station

    BRUNSWICK — The location for a new police station could be determined by the town's long-term development vision and not just by price. The Town Council has been negotiating privately with property owners at two locations. The council has already earmarked $6.65 million for the proje...

  • Brunswick consolidates polling places at junior high school

    BRUNSWICK — Residents will vote at one polling place in November. The Town Council on Monday voted 5-3 to consolidate six previous locations to one at Brunswick Junior High School. Councilors Ben Tucker, David Watson and John Perreault opposed the decision. Councilor Margo Kni...

  • Portland Planning Board urges relaxed waterfront zoning

    PORTLAND — More non-marine uses will be allowed on piers if the City Council adopts  Planning Board recommendations that include reconsideration of a 23-year-old ban on waterfront housing. The board wants the City Council to support further study of allowing residences in the Wa...

  • Portland planners narrow zoning for pot dispensaries, growers

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday night recommended that medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed in specific business zones, while cultivation of the plants be limited to industrial areas. The board's recommendation to the City Council does not preclude a dispensary from cultiv...

  • Construction worker hurt in fall from Falmouth school roof

    FALMOUTH — A worker at the Falmouth Elementary School construction site fell two stories on July 9 while working on the roof of the new building. Police said Peter Stanczak, 40, of Manchester, N.H., an employee of Rose Steel Erectors, reportedly backed up too far and fell from the s...