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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 ...

  • Yarmouth Historical Society picks executive director

    YARMOUTH — Michael P. Chaney of Sheepscot has been named executive director of the Yarmouth Historical Society. Chaney will begin work on Nov. 1, replacing former director Marilyn Hinkley. Ed Ainsworth, chairman of the board of trustees, said the executive committee &ndas...

  • Cumberland County commissioner: Witonis challenges Shaughnessy

    WINDHAM — Two candidates are vying for a four-year seat as Cumberland County Commissioner in District 3 on Election Day: Incumbent Malory Shaughnessy of Windham and Susan Witonis of Casco. District 3 includes the towns of North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Freeport, Brunswick, H...

  • Correction

    The state Senate District 8 story in the Oct. 20 edition should have said candidate Peter Doyle would propose a local return of one-fifth of the state sales tax contributed by Portland.

  • Proponents say Downeaster won't add to noise pollution in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Passenger rail advocates last week assured residents who live near the railroad tracks that noise won't be a problem when the Amtrak Downeaster starts regular service. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, and Paul Pottle...

  • Hood cook-off finalists compete Saturday

    PORTLAND — Five Maine women have been chosen to compete for a $10,000 grand prize in the second Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 30. Amateur home cooks Jessie Grearson of Falmouth, Danica Schroth  of Freeport, Kathleen J...

  • Pumpkin festival scheduled for Oct. 30 at L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — The eighth annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival will take place at L.L. Bean on Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be live music, pumpkin carving, a whoopie pie eating contest, costumes, prizes and other activities. Children can explore a Pumpkin House and see thousands of jac...

  • Falmouth councilors delay vote on library; residents criticize process

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council delayed a vote Monday on the library space needs resolution after a consultant's final report came in late on Oct. 22, after the council agenda was published. The report by consultant Nolan Lushington presented a recommended range of net usable space to ad...

  • Portland police arrest 2 in series of assaults

    PORTLAND — Police have arrested two men who allegedly assaulted several people downtown Monday night. David Brochu, 22, of Windham, and Christopher Conley, 22, of Portland, were arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of assault and robbery. Brochu was also charged with terrorizing...