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  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Cape Elizabeth Land Trust sets leash rule for dogs in Robinson Woods

    South Portland resident Fiona Russell walks through Robinson Woods in Cape Elizabeth on Sunday, Dec. 21, with her 3-year-old beagle mix (who, coincidentally, is also named Russell). Russell said she doesn't mind the new rule that requires dogs to be leashed in the woods.

  • DeLorme names new president, CEO

    YARMOUTH — DeLorme, the map and software development company, announced Mike Heffron will become president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 4, 2011. Heffron will replace Dave Eshelman, who has served as president since 2005 and has been with the company for 19 years.

  • Water district budget assumes 2% rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees unanimously approved a $37.4 million operating budget for 2011, a 0.6 percent increase over the current spending level. The budget assumes a mid-year water rate increase of 2 percent, or roughly 50 cents on a residential water bill, PWD Pub...

  • Harpswell plans to again pursue restoration of historic boundary with Brunswick

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen will meet with representatives of The Carrying Place Assembly to discuss pursuit of legislative action to change the boundary between Harpswell and Brunswick. Residents earlier this year at Town Meeting approved spending $2,500 toward legal costs and further res...

  • Court again sends business park review back to Bath Planning Board

    WEST BATH — A judge on Tuesday ordered the Bath Planning Board to take a third look at the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. After a hearing at West Bath District Court, Judge Andrew Horton ordered the case remanded to the Planning Board, which approved the third phase in A...

  • Brunswick pedestrian struck, killed by car

    BRUNSWICK — A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Monday night as he crossed Gurnet Road after retrieving his mail, according to police.  Ronald A. Pottle, 66, of Gurnet Road, was struck by a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Douglas Self, 55, of Brunswick, about 6:15...

  • Integrated bus, train project favored for Portland-North corridor

    BRUNSWICK — Department of Transportation officials and their consultant recommended an almost $9 million integrated bus and passenger rail service Monday night for the Portland-North Transit Project. The transportation study has been going on for more than three years and involved se...

  • Cape Elizabeth Middle School to reopen Wednesday after small fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Classes at Cape Elizabeth Middle School are expected to resume Wednesday after the school was closed Tuesday morning because of a small fire in a dryer and lingering smoke. According to a notice on the school website, the situation was handled smoothly, with teachers...

  • Police offerings: Falmouth department gets into the giving season

    FALMOUTH — Two police officers, an office administrator and a newspaper reporter walk into a supermarket. No, it isn't a joke, but the contents of the shopping carts are certainly funny: 33 cans of tuna, 30 bottles of shampoo, an entire cart of toilet paper, more soap than you can sh...