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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • Police seek man after car chase in New Gloucester, North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is looking for a New Gloucester man who led police on a nearly 11-mile chase Nov. 5. At about 6:50 p.m. that night Deputy Brad Rogers reported a white 1997 Kia traveling east on Bald Hill Road in New Gloucester near Route 100. P...

  • Portland still in search of Christmas Tree

    PORTLAND — The city is still searching for the perfect Christmas Tree to display in Monument Square this holiday season. What's wanted is a 40- to 60-foot, well-rounded tree within 10 miles of Portland that the owner would like removed. If selected, the city will cut down and haul th...

  • Portland students build affordable homes in Westbrook, Freeport

    WESTBROOK — On a rainy Friday afternoon, more than a dozen builders scattered throughout three unfinished houses, painting boards and hanging sheet rock. The three single-family homes with covered porches are being built along Breman Street, a small gravel road off Lincoln Street. 1

  • More than $20M authorized for regional transportation projects

    PORTLAND — The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System has announced more than $20 million in funding for road, path and bus projects in greater Portland. The funding is made up of local, state and federal contributions and was decided after PACTS undertook a regional analy...

  • Portland council to take up gun prohibition

    PORTLAND — The City Council will be asked Monday to support expanding state law to prohibit guns in places where mass gatherings take place. Councilors will also take up a recommendation from the Transportation Committee to reduce developer fees in lieu of parking that were approved ...

  • Portland police recover all but 17 computers stolen from new elementary school

    PORTLAND — Police on Tuesday said no arrests have been made in connection with the theft of 78 computers last week from the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School, which is still under construction. Lt. Gary Rogers said there is no evidence to suggest that anyone working on construction ...

  • UPDATE: Falmouth teacher not in class after marijuana possession charge

    FALMOUTH — A Falmouth High School teacher has been charged with possession of marijuana after a surprise police search of vehicles in the school parking lot Nov. 1 uncovered a small amount of the illegal drug in his car. Mark Melnicove, 58, of Dresden, who has taught English at the s...

  • Grand jury indicts man for attempted murder in Brunswick

    PORTLAND — A Bath man has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for attempted murder in connection with the alleged stabbing of a 26-year-old Brunswick man. Manessah Massaline, 40, of 22 Adams Court in Bath, was also indicted on charges of elevated aggravated assault, crimi...