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  • Regal Cinemas to leave Falmouth; Walmart may expand in space

    FALMOUTH — The 10-screen Regal Cinemas may soon become a Walmart grocery store if the retail giant's plans to expand are realized. "They've been seeing viewership decline. It's been a nearly 50 percent drop off in five years," property owner Ben Devine said of the cinemas. Dev... 2

  • Downtown District chooses holiday tree

    PORTLAND — After reviewing more than 20 trees in Portland, South Portland, Falmouth and Scarborough, Portland's Downtown District has chosen this year's holiday tree for Monument Square. The 45-foot blue spruce was donated by a private landowner on Washington Avenue in Portland. ...

  • 2 NYC men charged with trafficking ecstasy in Portland

    PORTLAND — Police arrested two New York City men on Friday and seized nearly 500 pills of ecstasy, according to a press release from the Public Safety Department. The two 19-year-old men, Jogonmoy Chowdhury and Faizan Mahmood, were arrested at about 6:30 p.m. in a Riverside Street mo...

  • Portland City Council loosens peninsula parking program, lowers fee

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved changes to a program designed to discourage the construction of parking lots on the peninsula in favor of more dense developments. Changes to the program include lowering the per-space fee from $10,000 to $5,000 and allowing ...

  • Graham keeps win after House District 109 recount

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Anne Graham maintained her victory in the Maine House District 109 election when a recount on Monday showed her to have a 36-vote lead over Gary Foster. Graham, of North Yarmouth, earned 2,140 votes over 2,104 for Gray resident Foster, Secretary of State Matthew Dunl...

  • Gun advocates brush off Portland City Council's gun ban resolution

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday passed a resolution calling on the state Legislature to change the law and allow municipalities to prohibit people from openly carrying firearms in public areas and buildings. Gun rights advocates, however, scoffed at the council's 6-1 decision a...

  • Affordable housing proposed for High Street building

    PORTLAND — A plan to create 35 units of affordable housing in a building near the corner of High and Danforth streets will be considered by the Planning Board at its workshop Nov. 23. A partnership led by Community Housing of Maine, (CHOM), has proposed renovating 68 High Street and ...

  • Freeport firefighters first in country to test cardiac pilot program

    FREEPORT — Local firefighters participating in a pilot program could help a South Freeport cardiologist find ways to predict the potential risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, early onset diabetes and sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Lowell Gerber developed the program that is bein...