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  • Chief: Scarborough police not on duty at Goodell home

    SCARBOROUGH — Police Chief Robert Moulton said Wednesday that his department is not providing private security at the Prout’s Neck home of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Goodell's decision Tuesday to uphold a four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

  • South Portland-based group gets $1.2M environmental grant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education will receive about $1.2 million in funding from the National Institude of Environmental Health Sciences. The announcement was made Wednesda...

  • Coast Guard probes mussel farm approval in Casco Bay

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is reviewing the placement of a mussel aquaculture farm in Casco Bay that was approved this spring. The farm, off the coast of Little Chebeague and Long islands, became an issue this summer for recreational boaters traveling between Chebeague Isl...

  • Falmouth council maintains secrecy on talks with developer

    FALMOUTH — Despite attempts by one town councilor to allow public scrutiny, a developer's plans for the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school properties will remain secret until a formal proposal process begins. The Town Council voted 5-2 Monday to keep secret all discussions with private par...

  • Lender keeps Old Port buildings in foreclosure auction in Portland

    PORTLAND — About 30 people milled about the Havana South restaurant on Wharf Street last Friday morning, awaiting the foreclosure sale of six high-profile buildings in the Old Port. Real estate brokers and potential investors exchanged small talk in a bright glass-walled room, where ...

  • UPDATE: Independent bookshops consider future without big boxes; Bull Moose to bid for Borders stores

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In the wake of the liquidation of Borders Group's 399 stores last week, local independent book sellers were left to determine what the big-box bankruptcy means for their future. After all, in an environment where an industry giant like Borders succumbed to headwinds ...

  • Portland sells $135,000 sculpture for $100; 'Tracing the Fore' to be moved to private garden

    PORTLAND — A controversial piece of public art on Fore Street has been sold for a fraction of its original cost and will soon be removed from the Old Port. The sculpture, "Tracing the Fore," will remain in Portland, but will be moved from Boothby Square to private property in North D...

  • Portland police officer receives public service award

    PORTLAND — He commandeered a fishing boat to rescue a woman who jumped off the Casco Bay Bridge, and was credited with saving her life. And he discovered a family of four, including two young children, living in a van and connected them with temporary housing and social services....

  • Strimling enters Portland mayoral race

    PORTLAND — Former state Sen. Ethan Strimling this week joined the crowded field of potential candidates to become the city's first elected mayor in more than 80 years. Strimling, a Democrat, is the executive director of LearningWorks, a nonprofit group that provides education assista...

  • Portland Museum of Art wins grant for Homer studio program

    PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art announced Monday that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to support the first two years of educational programming for the Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck in Scarborough. The studio, where American artist Wi...