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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...

  • Landscape of South Portland's Willard Square faces changes

    Neighbors concerned about planned Pillsbury Street development SOUTH PORTLAND — Two former employees of Rosemont Market & Bakery in Yarmouth want to build a new store in Willard Square. Ian Hayward and Glenn Perry were scheduled to meet with the Willard Square Neighborho... 1

  • Competitors: No room in Brunswick for public hotel at Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is seeking a hotel operator for a 248-room hotel at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The 7-year-old hotel, previously reserved only for Navy personnel and guests, is planned to open to the public by summer. It will increase the nu...

  • Brunswick psychiatrist accused of improper behavior

    BRUNSWICK — A Coombs Road psychiatrist has had his license suspended by the state after he was accused of inappropriate behavior with at least one female patient. According to Randal Manning, executive director of the state Board of Licensure in Medicine, a hearing was initially sche...

  • Bath Planning Board approves amended business park decision

    BATH — The Planning Board unanimously approved a second amended decision concerning the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. The planning boards of Bath and West Bath must now sign an amended subdivision plan to be recorded in the Sagadahoc Registry of Deeds. Bath Planning Dir...

  • Bath walkers, bicyclists may gain City Hall advocates

    BATH — The City Council is expected next month to establish a permanent panel to create safe, year-round routes for bikers and walkers. The now-ad hoc Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee grew out of the Bath Trails group and includes walkers, bicyclists, health professionals, the Bath A...

  • Topshams residents can pay town with plastic

    TOPSHAM — Starting next month, residents will be able to make payments with credit cards at the town clerk and tax collection office. Use of debit cards could be available within a year, Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector Ruth Lyons said on Tuesday. Lyons said a state law pas...

  • Fire leaves Topsham home 'close to a total loss'

    TOPSHAM — Firefighters spent the night of April 15 quelling a blaze that destroyed a house at 307 Meadow Road. Fire Chief Brian Bickford said firefighters from Topsham, Brunswick, Lisbon, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and West Bath responded to the call, which came from a neighbor at 8:18 p.m....

  • Beautifying Back Cove

    University of Southern Maine volunteers Tyler Cooke, 20, and Brittany Wood, 21, help pick up trash along Back Cove at low tide last Friday in Portland during USM's second annual Day of Service.