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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...

  • Tax relief program for elderly expanded in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Councilor Judy Roy has made it her pet project to make sure the town's elderly residents know they are as important as the younger residents. "We do so much for the young people in Scarborough, it's good to do something for the elderly population as well," Roy said....

  • Cape Elizabeth council to tackle rooster rules, pay-per-throw

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has a full agenda scheduled for Monday, July 12, and starting at 6 p.m. will discuss everything from rooster noise complaints and speed limit restrictions to recycling efforts and communication strategies. The 6 p.m.

  • Cumberland wood bank seeks contributions

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Congregational Church, which has provided firewood to community members in need of heating assistance, has a low wood bank inventory this year and is seeking donations of firewood, hardwood logs or cash to help with the coming heating season. The chur...

  • Safety violations not unique to Scarborough postal center

    SCARBOROUGH — After the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the southern Maine U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center $430,000 last week for a variety of willful safety violations, it was revealed that the situation at the Scarborough center is not unique. On Ju...

  • Bath Iron Works receives $105M contract modification for 2 destroyers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract modification of more than $105 million from the U.S. Navy for construction of the second DDG-1000 destroyer and for pre-production planning and lead materials of a third ship. BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini said the modification al...

  • Work to begin on Downeaster extension to Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — After years of hoping and waiting, proponents of the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service to Brunswick will soon have something to cheer. State officials and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that work on more than 26 miles of railroad tracks be...

  • Brunswick council to hear comments on polling place consolidation

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed polling place consolidation plan when it meets Monday, July 12. The plan would reduce the town's six polling locations to one at Brunswick Junior High School.  Proposals for polling consolidation have c...

  • Maine proposes restrictions on New Meadows Lake quahog harvesting

    BRUNSWICK — More than a dozen crews raked for quahog clams Wednesday morning from flat-bottom boats on New Meadows Lake – a noticeable decline from the spring, when the number of boats at times seemed to eclipse the water surface. Although the quahog rush on the New Meadow...