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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...

  • UPDATE: More questions than answers after Maine Cottage Furniture closes; bank begins liquidation

    YARMOUTH — Government officials and customers are wondering what happened after Maine Cottage Furniture, a nationally known retailer, abruptly closed with no public explanation. Customers who have paid for furniture are not expected to get their money back after the company's lender,... 1

  • Portland City Council: University of New England parking a big problem

    UNE looks for ways to deter cemetery parking PORTLAND — The City Council has given its staff until June to come up with a plan to deal with parking complaints directed at the University of New England. University students and staff have been parking along the access road to ...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget may rise nearly 3% in fiscal 2012

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 budget next year could increase nearly 3 percent under a proposed spending plan presented Monday evening by Superintendent Robert Hasson. The $28.9 million fiscal 2012 budget is about $821,000 larger than this year's budget. More tha...

  • Portland to appeal Hall School rank on state building list

    PORTLAND — School officials plan to appeal the rank of the Fred P. Hall Elementary School on the state school construction list. The state released a preliminary list of school construction priorities on March 9 and gave school districts 60 days to review the list and make formal app...

  • Live where you study, study where you live

    Portland women start the Field Academy PORTLAND — Imagine you are 17, and a participant in a brand new school called the Field Academy. You wake up on the floor of a church in Jackson, Miss., where you are are on a six-week field trip to study the civil rights movement. ...

  • Maine groups unite to raise funds for Japan relief

    PORTLAND — As the death toll from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami mount and officials there struggle to avoid a meltdown at a nuclear power plant, four local groups are teaming up to raise funds for the relief effort. The funding, however, will not just go to general relie...

  • Community garden may soon take root in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The pilot phase of a community garden may soon spring up at the Twin Brook Recreation Area. The Cumberland Community Garden Initiative, which requires Planning Board and Maine Department of Environmental Protection amendments, is expected to go before the Town Council fo...

  • Yarmouth planners OK preliminary plan for Hillside subdivision

    YARMOUTH — The Planning Board approved a preliminary plan for McKearny Village, a subdivision of 38 single-family homes off Hillside Street. The total project also includes a 32-unit multi-family complex that will need board approval at a later date.  On March 9 the board...