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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Former Yarmouth school chief gets interim post in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Kenneth Murphy of Yarmouth as interim superintendent of schools. Murphy retired as Yarmouth's superintendent in June 2009 after serving 25 years in the school district, 18 as school chief. He will begin his job as ...

  • Firefighter's best friends

    Firefighter Stacey Bernier and his daughter Robin, 2, check out a kid-friendly exhibit at the Portland Fire Museum on Spring Street on Saturday, Oct. 9. Bernier came over on Engine 4 from the Bramhall Station for the seventh annual museum open house, sponsored by the Fire Department and the Portland...

  • Senate District 19: Bath resident challenges incumbent Goodall

    BATH — Democratic state Sen. Seth Goodall of Richmond faces a challenge from Republican David Kaler of Bath in his campaign for a second term in Senate District 19. Both candidates said they want to improve Maine's economy and education system. Seth Goodall

  • Climate awareness

    A participant hangs a banner Oct. 10 over the new Marginal Way connector trail, also visible from northbound Interstate 295, in conjunction with the Zero Station 10/10/10 Global Work Party and 350.org, an international awareness campaign for issues related to the climate crisis. The number 350 repre...

  • Falmouth panel begins work on comprehensive survey of residents, businesses

    FALMOUTH — The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee is preparing to draft an approximately 100-question survey of businesses and residents that will aid the committee in creating a new Comprehensive Plan for the town. The town issued a request for proposals for a survey company to ...

  • The Iris Network: A support network more than 100 years old

    PORTLAND — Did you ever park at 189 Park Ave. for a Portland Sea Dogs game and wonder about The Iris Network? Did you know that Helen Keller hosted this agency’s first fundraiser in 1907? The Iris Network has a long history of innovation and commitment to its mission of helping... 1

  • Fire destroys Munjoy Hill apartment building

    Fire investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire on Oct. 10 that destroyed an apartment building on Congress Street and caused minor damage to a neighboring building. The fire at 201 Congress St. was reported around 12:30 a.m. It was a three-alarm fi...