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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story “Questions fail to derail Brunswick appointments” should have attributed concerns about the independence of police station subcommittee members to Dan DiEdwardo of Boody Street, not McKeen Street resident John Donovan.

  • Scarborough forum to discuss school chief

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board is inviting residents to participate in a focus group to discuss attributes, experiences and goals sought in a new superintendent of schools. The group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library and will be facilitated by New...

  • The bridge is back

    A boat passes under the Cribstone Bridge, which connects Orr's and Bailey islands in Harpswell. The bridge reopend last weekend after an $11 million repair and reconstruction project.

  • Super Sunday for Bowdoin

    Bowdoin College fans mob the field and the men's soccer team to celebrate Bowdoin's win over Middlebury in the NCAA Division III regional final on Nov. 21 in Brunswick. Bowdoin will face Lynchburg (Va.) College in a national semifinal on Dec. 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Also Sunday, the Bowdoin field h...

  • Cumberland board tables CMP substation plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board on Nov. 16 tabled a request from Central Maine Power Co. to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. Town Planner Carla Nixon said CMP is still working on changes for the Raven Farm Substation, and that the master site plan review will return...

  • Freeport Merchants now FreeportUSA

    FREEPORT — Freeport Merchants Association has formerly changed its name to FreeportUSA and will roll out a new logo and marketing campaign by January. Myra Hopkins, executive director of the organization, said the change came out of a strategy workshop held this summer. Hopkins said ...

  • Fuel fund donations sought in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The community nonprofit Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is encouraging residents to donate to the fuel fund this winter.   The fund serves Yarmouth families, is locally administered and operates through the general assistance office in Freeport. More than 45 fam...

  • Cape Elizabeth, South Portland farms offer winter harvest

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three local farms will combine their bounty to offer customers more than the usual root vegetables for a winter community-supported agriculture program. Jordan's, ...