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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • DiMillo's the latest Portland restaurant to add nutrition info to menus

    PORTLAND — The lobster roll at DiMillo's Floating Restaurant has 290 calories, and soon diners at the Commercial Street restaurant will be able to find that information on the menu. DiMillo's has been working with a city-provided dietitian to calculate nutritional information for its...

  • Portland legislator pushes bill to legalize, tax marijuana in Maine

    PORTLAND — Imagine walking into a neighborhood store to buy beer, wine, liquor and cigarettes. But on your way home you make one more stop – to buy marijuana, legally. That's the vision Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, will outline at a press conference on Wednesday at Port... 13

  • Dining Dish: Spring has sprung a crop of new restaurants

    Siano's Pizza at 505 Fore St. in Portland has closed and Zapoteca is expected to open in its place by the end of May or beginning of June. Owner Tom Bard will serve Mexican cuisine and tequ...

  • UPDATE: Brunswick building destroyed by fire had 'life safety' issues

    More than a dozen homeless after Maine Street blaze BRUNSWICK — An apartment and commercial building on lower Maine Street that burned down on Sunday was under scrutiny for fire prevention and safety problems. Brunswick Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson on Tuesday said the buil...

  • Settlement ends dispute over Cape Elizabeth driveway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A settlement has been reached in a pair of lawsuits that challenged the location of a new home's driveway in the Stonegate subdivision off Mitchell Road. The out-of-court settlement was reached between residents of Stonegate and the home's developer, Graham Pillsbury...

  • Cape Elizabeth volunteer firefighter pleads guilty to child porn

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A former Fire Department captain and heavy equipment operator for the Public Works Department has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. According to U.S. District Court documents, Ronald O'Brien, 38,  signed a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney for ...

  • South Portland residents fume over idling trains in Thornton Heights

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When Anthony and Colleen DiPhillipo moved into their Union Street home a year and a half ago, they knew the trains at Rigby Yard would be loud. In fact, DiPhillipo said he and his daughters, 9-year-old Sophia and 3-year-old Grace, were excited about being able to see... 2

  • Businesses in Bath may get help with directions

    BATH — In response to requests from business owners, the City Council is considering revising rules that regulate downtown business directory signs. The signs, which would be placed at the intersections of Front and Centre streets and Front and Elm streets, would direct people to spe...