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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Developer gets green light to convert Portland waterfront warehouse into law firm headquarters

    PORTLAND — Owners of a 19th century warehouse along the city's waterfront received clearance from planners Tuesday night to turn the building into offices for a law firm. The decision by the Planning Board came a day after Waterfront Maine received a $2.8 million tax break from the C... 1

  • Gaza flotilla participant to speak in Portland Friday

    PORTLAND — The South Portland video producer who was caught up in the raid on a Gaza relief flotilla by Israeli troops May 31 will speak about his experience Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Scott Hamann was aboard one of six ships in the flotilla when the Israeli Navy boarded the ship...

  • Freeport's Morse Street School principal retires after 20 years

    FREEPORT — As she walks down the hallways of Morse Street School, Principal Cherie White talks to each child she sees and calls them by name. She has walked these corridors for 20 years, and knows all of the students, their siblings and their parents. She visits each classroom every day.

  • Portland art museum admission-free for military families

    PORTLAND — Now through Labor Day, members of the military and their families can visit the Portland Museum of Art for free as part of the national Blue Star Museums program. More than 750 museums across the nation are participating in the program, which is sponsored by Blue Star Fami...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls graduates pioneer class in Freeport

    FREEPORT — On a beautiful spring afternoon, 13 sophomore girls became the first class to graduate from the Coastal Studies for Girls Science and Leadership School. Graduation acti... 1

  • Falmouth looks good to marketing firm, banks

    FALMOUTH — Several businesses are breaking ground, opening and moving in Falmouth. TideSmart, which includes emg3, is owned by Yarmouth resident Steve Woods, who hopes a new eight-acre corporate headquarters will employ 400 people in the next two to three years. "To have an ec...

  • Expect delays at Franklin-Fore intersection in Portland

    PORTLAND — Drivers are being asked to seek alternative routes next week near the former Jordan's Meats factory downtown. Starting Monday, June 14, and continuing through Friday, June 18, redevelopment of the property will be under way along Fore Street between India Street and Frankl...

  • Worst-case scenario for Portland Jetport

    Portland and South Portland police and fire departments, county and state emergency agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and private entities carried out mock search-and-rescue operations throughout the day June 5 in the Fore River during the Portland International Jetport's tri-annual full-scale emergenc...