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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Gateway study proposes 'significant' Route 1 changes in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Pedestrian and traffic safety is the primary goal of the final phase of the Route 1 corridor Gateway Committee study. A public meeting on the study is scheduled May 11. Town Engineer Dan Jellis said the preliminary Phase III concepts include short- and long-term pla...

  • Pipeline politics: Falmouth hopes to attract natural gas service

    FALMOUTH — It's no secret that town officials and business owners want to see a natural gas pipeline running through town. And with the impending reconstruction of the Martin's Point bridge, they believe a connection to the pipeline that ends on Veranda Street in Portland makes sense...

  • 3 candidates seek Cumberland at-large council seat

    CUMBERLAND — Three candidates will be on the June 14 Town Council ballot hoping to succeed Councilor Jeff Porter. Sally Leavitt of Morgan Lane, Michael Edes of Edes Road and Thomas Gruber of Foreside Road all turned in nomination papers by Monday for the at-large seat being vacated b...

  • Baker's dozen of candidates stock Yarmouth ballot

    YARMOUTH — In stark contrast to a year ago, when local elections were uncontested – and in some cases, without any candidates on the ballot – 13 candidates are competing for seven seats this year on the Town Council, School Committee and Water District Board of Trustee...

  • Candidates emerge for Falmouth council, School Board races

    FALMOUTH — Political signs are already sprouting at intersections as candidates who filed nomination papers begin campaigning for two Town Council seats and three on the School Board. Current Council Vice Chairwoman Teresa Pierce is seeking re-election to a second consecutive three-y...

  • Portland Jetport turns up the heat

    Portland International Jetport Manager Paul Bradbury explains part of a new oil-saving geothermal heating system during a tour of the airport's new terminal on April 29 with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration. The terminal under construction at the west end of the facility will also ...

  • Police chief: Hate graffiti on Portland mosque an 'anomaly'

    PORTLAND — Hateful words scrawled Monday morning on a mosque in East Bayside was one of a very few acts of crime triggered nationwide by the killing of Osama bin Laden, according to the city's police chief. Hours after President Barack Obama announced the killing of bin Laden late Su...

  • Quality, quantity of fire inspections vary in greater Portland

    Some Maine towns, cities inspect regularly, some only respond to complaints BRUNSWICK — For three years, Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson tried to get the owners of 45 Maine St., destroyed by fire on April 17, to correct multiple fire and life-safety problems in their building.