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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • State agency opposes Portland waterfront zoning changes

    PORTLAND — Beginning Jan. 20, pier owners may have the flexibility to allow more non-marine tenants in waterfront buildings. But the change in rules still must be approved by the state and one agency is recommending the city's request be denied. Mayor Nicholas Mavodones said t...

  • Economic reality spawns new Portland workplace

    PORTLAND — If necessity is the mother of invention, imagination is often its father. Take the developer Peter Bass, who, as he cast around for a new project in the fall of 2009, found his prospects looking bleak. He had a great deal of experience building affordable condominiums as ...

  • Musicians perform to benefit Safe Passage

    PORTLAND — New York-based violist Kallie Ciechomski will perform a recital on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. to benefit Safe Passage.  Ciechomski will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Carter and D...

  • Temporary fuel tax rebate for fisherman starts Jan. 1 in Portland

    PORTLAND — Beginning this weekend, ground fishermen will be able to land their fish in Portland and receive a benefit that many have travelled to Massachusetts for: tax-free diesel fuel. But there's a catch. The privately funded program is only a temporary solution to what many belie...

  • METRO to adjust bus service to Westbrook, Falmouth

    PORTLAND — METRO will change its schedules and bus routes starting Jan. 10 so it can begin a daily service to businesses in the Five Star Industrial Park in Westbrook. Some service along Washington Avenue to West Falmouth will also be eliminated. Marketing director Denise Beck...

  • 'Checkered' start: Maine woman's play tells story of blurred cultural, personal lines

    PORTLAND — For Cheryl Hamilton, checkered floors are much more than tiles on the ground. The floor represents the patchwork of refugees and natives in the Lewiston-Auburn neighborhoods where she worked during the beginning of the Somali migration to the area. It represents the...

  • Repairs progressing on Portland's historic Pullen fountain

    PORTLAND — Renovation has started on a historic fountain on Federal Street, behind Central Fire Station. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said work on the Stanley Pullen fountain, which was used as watering trough for horses in the early 1900s, will be completed this winter, with a...

  • Solstice solemnity

    Scott Tibbits, right, of Bath, lights a candle held by Peter Garlid of Portland at the Homeless Memorial Candlelight Service on the Brunswick Mall Tuesday night. Tedford Housing, a Brunswick homeless service agency, organized the interfaith event on the longest night of the year to raise awareness a...