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  • Portland budget means 3.1% increase in property tax

    PORTLAND — A protracted budget process was climaxed by a marathon meeting, but city spending for fiscal year 2016 was set June 24. The 5-4 City Council vote appropriating $225 million in municipal spending means city property owners will see an overall 3.1 percent property tax increa...

  • Portland fund to help asylum seekers for 1 year

    PORTLAND — Operating details are unclear, but a new city fund will assist immigrant asylum seekers with basic housing, food and medical costs. The $2.63 million Community Support Fund was created June 24 when the City Council approved a $225 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2...

  • 3 Peaks Island residents arrested on drug charges in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three Portland residents have been arrested  in South Portland on drug charges, the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a press release Monday afternoon. According to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, 31-year-old Justin Cram, 32-year-old Andrea Tuttle and...

  • Portland police seek suspected West End arsonist

    Federal Street fire not related to 4 others reported early Monday PORTLAND — Police are investigating a string of suspicious fires early Monday morning in the west side. Police Lt. Gary Rogers said four fires were reported within an hour of each oth...

  • Fire ravages 126-year-old Brunswick church; faulty wiring blamed

    BRUNSWICK — A destructive fire broke out at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Pleasant Street early Monday morning, the fourth major fire in town since January. The rear of the 126-year-old church was severely damaged by flames, and the sanctuary sustained serious smoke and water ...

  • Meeting planned on Trout Brook

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A community meeting on a management plan for the Trout Brook Watershed will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the South Portland Planning Department on Ocean Street in South Portland. Trout Brook is s 2.9-mile stream that flows along the northeastern boun...

  • Knitter, author to give talk at Brunswick cafe

    BRUNSWICK — A lecture and slide show will be given by Katharine Cobey, an author and sculptural knitter, on Saturday, June 25, from 2-4 p.m. The Maine Fiberarts presentation, which also includes a short film of a working Worumbo Mill from the 1950s, will be held at Frontier Cafe &...

  • Honoring those who served

    The South Portland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 832 color guard stands at attention during a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil War monument on Meeting House Hill honoring soldiers and sailors from South Portland and Cape Elizabeth.

  • Scarborough library takes passport duties

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents looking to apply for U.S. passports should now head to the Scarborough Public Library at 48 Gorham Road rather than Town Hall. The change took place June 1, following a recent change in federal law prohibiting facilities that issue birth certificates from proc...

  • Yarmouth publisher Islandport Press expands to e-books

    YARMOUTH — You can read the latest release from Islandport Press without even turning a page. Instead, you can turn on a Kindle, iPad, or Nook – devices used to read books electronically. "Abbott's Reach," a historical novel written by Bangor native Ardeana Hamlin, ...