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  • Portland puts sewer work on 15-year plan

    PORTLAND — Environmentalists on Monday successfully convinced the City Council that it has environmental and economic obligations to solve the city's sewer problems. The city is under a consent decree to reduce the amount of raw sewage discharged into waterways by 85 percent, from 17...

  • Thompson's Point developers get 30-year, uncapped tax break from Portland

    Council earmarks taxes to fund transit projects PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved a 30-year tax break for developers planning to bring a mixed-use development to Thompson's Point. But councilors, all of whom supported the project and applauded the developers' co...

  • Commuters: Do as Portland City Hall says, not as it does

    PORTLAND — Officials called a press conference last week to announce the launch of a website designed to encourage fewer single-occupant vehicle trips into downtown. The website,, is des...

  • Renovation of historic Portland building remains a work in progress

    PORTLAND — Since 1920, the Schwartz Building on Congress Square has occupied one of the city's most visible commercial locations. Thousands of vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians pass through the intersection of Congress and High streets every day. A major renovation of 600-6...

  • Unsung Hero: Clarence Smith, a final friend

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Clarence Smith is the kind of guy you might pass on the street with nary a thought. Unremarkable looks. Small frame. Just a guy, going through life. But spend a few minutes learning how this humble 78-year-old spends his “retirement” years and you'll be b... 1

  • UPDATE: Cape Elizabeth GOP picks candidate in House District 121

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A Republican candidate has been selected to run in the Maine House District 121 special election scheduled for Aug. 16. Nancy E. Thompson, of Pine Ridge Road, was selected in a caucus of the Cape Elizabeth Republican Committee on June 17. "We are thrilled to...

  • Spring Point Light begins open houses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse will be open to the public on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and each Saturday through Labor Day. The lighthouse will also open Sundays, starting July 3. Spring Point Ledge is home to America's only known publicly accessible caiss...

  • Thumbs up for Cape Elizabeth grads

    Graduating seniors wait in a hall before marching into the gym at Cape Elizabeth High School on Sunday, June 12, for commencement. The ceremony had been scheduled for Fort Williams Park, but weather forced things indoors.