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  • South Portland tar sands ban: 1 vote down, 2 to go

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night. The City Council voted 6-1 in a first reading of the so-called “Clear Skies” ordinance.

  • Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

    WATERFORD — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and he...

  • Pierce Atwood law firm considers moving Portland office

    PORTLAND — One of the region's prominent law firms is considering moving out of its downtown headquarters and possibly out of the city. Pierce Atwood, the major tenant at 1 Monument Square, is looking at several properties in greater Portland, according to the firm's marketing and bu...

  • Farmers market moves to Bean campus as Freeport Community Market

    FREEPORT — There will be a new farmers market in Freeport this summer hosted by L.L. Bean off Main Street. The Freeport Community Market will open on May 28 at 3 p.m. at two locations – one at Discovery Park, and the other in the area between the handicapped parking lot a...

  • Yarmouth rep's waste disposal bill signed into law

    YARMOUTH — Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, worked for months to create a bill that would hold manufacturers – not municipalities or taxpayers – financially responsible for their product's waste collection and disposal. The bill, “An Act to Provi...

  • Cheverus tunes up

    The Cheverus High School Jazz Band does some last-minute practicing on March 27 before performing at the state High School Instrumental Jazz Festival at South Portland High School. Eighty-nine jazz bands and ensembles representing 40 schools from around the state competed in the event. Cheverus took...

  • African Film Festival begins April 6 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The  second Maine African Film Festival takes place April 6-10, and in addition to films will feature art exhibits, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers. The event kicks off with an opening-night reception and art exhibit at Mayo Street A...

  • Bullens enters Senate District 11 race

    CUMBERLAND — Cindy Bullens, a Democrat, announced her candidacy in Senate District 11, after the withdrawal of Charles Kenney. District 11 includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Long Island. Bullens is a twice Grammy-nominated ...

  • SAD 51 task force proposes new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND – Among recommendations the School Administrative District 51 Sustainability Task Force will bring to the School Board is transferring Drowne Road School students to another school and using the building for other purposes. The task force, which includes board members, adm...

  • PUC lets Casco Bay ferry fare changes stand

    PORTLAND — The Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ruled that a May 2009 rate increase by Casco Bay Lines was reasonable and has rejected a petition demanding an investigation. The budget passed in May 2009 by the CBL Board of Directors resulted in increases to tickets across the ...