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  • Brighton Avenue shooting investigated by Portland police

    PORTLAND — An unidentified man was killed Friday night in what police believe was a homicide on Brighton Avenue. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were called to 214 Brighton Avenue at 9:05 p.m. and discovered the victim, dead at the scene. The address is the location o...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • Portland backs off effort to move Parkside police center

    PORTLAND — Neighborhood opposition has convinced the Police Department to back off a plan to move the Parkside Community Policing Center. But a battle over future funding for the Grant Street center could be on the horizon. City Councilor David Marshall, who represents the dis...

  • Wind-swept task force sets Maine's rules

    Part two of a three-part series on Maine's law to fast-track wind turbine development. Next: Flaws in the wind power bill are like skating on dull blades. AUGUSTA — Gov. John Baldacci established the Governor's Task Force on Wind Power Development by executive order on ... 2

  • This 'stache fights cancer: Portland doc leads facial hair fundraiser

    PORTLAND — Growing a mustache to raise awareness of cancer is an oddball thing to do, but Dr. Lou Jacobs is hoping the idea is quirky enough to catch on. The Farmington-born chiropractor and acupuncturist with a busy practice in Portland sports a neatly waxed, handlebar mustache that...

  • So long, for now: Demolition of Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland takes only minutes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It took 50 years for Red's Dairy Freeze to build a fanatical following for its frozen soft-serve treats.  But it only took a matter of minutes on Monday for demolition crews to reduce the building at the corner of Cottage Road and Highland Avenue to a pile of ru...

  • Brother, sister die in 2-vehicle crash in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Two siblings were killed in a two- vehicle accident on Meadow Road Thursday morning, Aug. 12, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred at about 4 a.m. in front of the Bisson Farm. Randy Bishop, 50, of Bowdoinham, and his sister, Donna Pottle, 39, of Bowdoin,...

  • Maine Highland Games move to Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The 32nd annual Maine Highland Games will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 21. After being held for two decades at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, the games have moved to facilitate expanded activity. The fairgrounds are 1.2 miles from Interstate 2...

  • Sirocki announces run for Maine house

    SCARBOROUGH — Heather Sirocki announced this week she will run for the House District 128 seat currently held by Peggy Pendleton, D-Scarborough. Sirocki, who is a dent...

  • Merrymeeting Bay bike tour returns Saturday

    TOPSHAM — The eighth annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay on Saturday, Aug. 14, offers 25- and 50-mile rides along water views and scenic vistas in Topsham, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Dresden, Woolwich, Bath, West Bath and Brunswick. Proceeds from the rides help support Topsham’s He...