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  • Brunswick change is coming

    Oliver Casey, 5, of Brunswick, helps the staff at Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union pour contributed coins into a counter at the Brunswick branch on Friday, Feb. 27. The credit union and Gelato Fiasco combined to create a Curtis Memorial Library fundraiser where kids used empty gelato jars a...

  • Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

    SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capacity. "It's been a fairly recurring theme, but for one reason or the other we just haven't...

  • Cohen, credited with restoring voter trust, ends tenure as Portland city clerk

    PORTLAND — Linda Cohen said she tries not to think "lasts." Not the last time she will climb the winding staircase at City Hall. Not the last birth, marriage or death she will certify. But Friday, Jan. 7, will be full of lasts, when Portland's city clerk for the last decade st...

  • Passport security concerns put squeeze on municipal services

    HARPSWELL — A change in federal law governing handling of passport applications is causing problems for some towns, and may cost them thousands of dollars in income. The change prevents offices that provide certified copies of birth certificates from also processing passport applicat...

  • UPDATED: Maine PUC to probe CMP 'smart' meter policy

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced Tuesday that it will investigate Central Maine Power Co.'s installation of "smart" electric meters. The probe was sought in complaints asking the regulatory agency to require CMP to offer customers a formal opt-out provision. ... 1

  • Looking for a sign: Portland police need help

    PORTLAND — Welcome to Portland? Not if you're a motorist driving into the city along the Fore River Parkway to West Commercial Street. That's because Portland police are looking for the public's help finding a 5-by-8-foot "Welcome" sign that was stolen in early December.

  • Ethics complaint filed over Portland Press Herald donation to proponents of mayoral election

    PORTLAND — An opponent of the successful effort to have an elected mayor has filed a formal ethics complaint over nearly $47,000 in free advertising provided to the campaign by The Portland Press Herald. Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethic...

  • Surf's up

    A solitary surfer rides the waves at Higgins Beach in Scarborough during a snow storm last week. The beach has been a topic of discussion as surfers and beachgoers fight for the right to park along nearby streets, while some Higgins Beach residents lobby the Town Council to protect their neighbor...

  • New Year's Day volkswalk in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Southern Maine Volkssport Association will team up with the Freeport Historical Society and the Hampton Inn for a public volkswalk on New Year's Day. Participants will meet in the lobby of the Freeport Hampton Inn, 94 Lower Main St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1. Peo...

  • Ham for the holidays

    Ken Ray and his kids, Mathew, left, and Jonathan deliver a hot Christmas meal to William Everett on Brook Road in West Falmouth on Saturday. More than 200 holiday ham dinners for seniors were prepared at Brighton Medical Center in Portland and by Meals on Wheels volunteers working for the Southern M...