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  • 'Escape room' games arrive in Portland, South Portland

    PORTLAND — After the doors lock, you have 60 minutes to find your way out. And the people with the keys are betting against you. This isn't some diabolical dungeon with fiendish creators. It's the latest, trendy entertainment venture to come to Maine, and it's happening in Portland a...

  • Portland's debt a 'scary monster in the closet'

    PORTLAND — About 18 hours after the four members of the City Council Finance Committee opposed the new $225 million municipal budget, they warned city debt is becoming unsustainable. "We need to put ourselves on a bit of a diet with the capital improvement plan and make some tough de...

  • Hats off to the Class of 2011

    Graduates toss their mortar boards in the air at the conclusion of the South Portland High School commencement on June 5.

  • Scarborough councilor seeks re-election

    SCARBOROUGH — Town Councilor Karen D'Andrea will seek re-election in November to a second, three-year term, she said in a press release. D'Andrea was elected in 2008, when she was the top vote-getter among five declared candidates and one write-in candidate. The councilor chai...

  • RSU 5 annual meeting sends $23.9M school budget to June 14 vote

    FREEPORT — Residents of Freeport, Pownal and Durham added $9,100 to the proposed Regional School Unit 5 budget at the annual budget meeting on Wednesday night. The increase will send a $23.9 million budget to voters on Tuesday, June 14.  Although the School Board wil...

  • Karaoke joins Cape Family Fun Day

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Family Fun Day at Fort Williams Park is Saturday, June 11. The annual nonprofit community event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a parade starting at the Cape Cottage Fire Station on Shore Road.  Participants can enjoy a day filled with traditional favorites suc...

  • Cape Elizabeth again eyes bus, trolley fees at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a way to increase revenue for Fort Williams Park, the Town Council will again consider a proposal to charge an entrance fee for tour buses and trolleys, starting in 2012. The Fort Williams Advisory Commission will present the recommendation to councilors on Monday...

  • Brunswick residents sue to block train depot

    PORTLAND — Fourteen Brunswick residents are suing the town over a zoning variance granted for construction of a nearly 40,000-square-foot train maintenance facility in their neighborhood. The lawsuit, which has been in the works for several weeks, was filed last week in Cumberland Co...

  • More work, employees slated for Scarborough mail hub

    SCARBOROUGH — The U.S. Postal Service distribution center here may soon have a heavier workload and more employees. A proposal to end mail processing operations in Portsmouth, N.H., would move that center's non-delivery work to the Southern Maine Processing and Distribution Center at...

  • Cape Elizabeth land management plan nears completion

    CAPE ELIZABETH — More than 900 acres of open space and public trails have been identified, mapped and organized and a management plan will be presented to the Town Council by the end of June. The Open Space and Greenbelt Management Plan Committee has nearly finished its inventory and...