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  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Libbytown future topic of Portland workshop

    PORTLAND — Growth in Libbytown along outer Congress Street will be the topic of a Dec. 11 public workshop at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. The 6 p.m. workshop is part of the larger Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System Land Use and Transit Technical Assistance...

  • South Portland bond: Voters asked to borrow $41.5M to fix high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked to borrow $41.5 million to renovate and expand South Portland High School. The bond is being sought because there is no state funding to address

  • South Portland City Council: 4 candidates seek 2 at-large seats

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are four candidates competing for two at-large seats on the City Council. Incumbent Tom Blake is finishing his first, three-year term on the council and is seeking re-election. Councilor Linda Boudreau cannot run because of term limits. Residents Albert ...

  • South Portland School Board: 3 seats go uncontested

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are three School Board seats to fill on the Nov. 2 ballot. All of them are uncontested. Board Chairman Richard L. Carter, of Thompson Street, is running unopposed in District 1, which represents the east end, and Sarah Goldberg, of Pine Street, is the only cand...

  • Building sickness: Teacher left Scarborough school to protect her health

    SCARBOROUGH — Before she began teaching at Wentworth Intermediate School in 2006, Meredith Doyle had a mild allergy to cats and no other significant health problems. Four years later, Doyle, 30, of Portland, said she has suffered from chronic post-nasal drip, which has caused other h... 1

  • Mother, son arrested South Portland drug bust

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Cocaine and a significant amount of heroin were seized on Oct. 10 during an early morning raid on a Maine Mall-area hotel. Police Sgt. Steve Webster said in a press release that police received information that suspected drug traffickers were staying at the hotel.

  • Freeport crematory scheduled to open by new year

    FREEPORT — The Lighthouse Crematory and Remembrance Center on Durham Road is under construction and is scheduled to open by the beginning of next year. Chris Stilkey, superintendent of Burr Cemetery and the crematory, said construction started in August. The 3,000-square-foot buildin...

  • UPDATE: Coast Guard calls off search for reported jumper at Martins Point

    PORTLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard called off a search Wednesday evening at sundown for someone who may have jumped into Casco Bay near Martins Point. The search began after a woman called 911 to report witnessing someone wearing yellow shorts jumping from the Route 1 bridge around 3:50...

  • Topsham seeks new public works director, code officer

    TOPSHAM — Along with looking for a new Town Manager, the town is also seeking replacements for its public works director and code enforcement officer. Town Manager Jim Ashe announced at the Oct. 7 Board of Selectmen meeting that Public Works Director Rob Pontau's final day will be Oc...