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  • Brunswick Cook's Corner road cost estimate: $2.2M

    BRUNSWICK — A public road project proposed to open land for development in Cook's Corner could cost more than $2.2 million, according to a preliminary engineering report. The new projection is roughly $600,000 more than earlier estimates. Town officials stressed that the figur...

  • Former Navy housing fills niche in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A little more than two years after going on the market, close to half of the former U.S. Navy housing in the McKeen Street neighborhood has been sold.  As of the end of September, 108 of 232 homes in the McKeen Street Landing development were sold and four more ...

  • Woman hurt in Peaks Island crash, brother arrested

    PEAKS ISLAND — A woman was critically injured early Monday, July 5, when the Jeep she was riding in hit a stone wall and flipped over. Jessica Sherman, 30, was pinned under the vehicle, according to Portland Police Sgt. Troy Bowden. She was taken from the island to Maine Medical Cent...

  • Portland Adult Education celebrates its cultural diversity

    PORTLAND — Portland Adult Education hosted its first community get-together in 12 years on July 1 with large amounts of food and cultural spirit. Students, teachers, family and friends came together to put on a talent show of sorts in PAE's gymnasium on Douglass Street. With 1,700 st...

  • 48-Hour Film Festival seeks pros, amateurs alike

    PORTLAND — Have a movie idea you've been kicking around? Wondering what it might look like on the big screen? Well, here's your chance to find out. Registration is now open for the fifth annual 48 Hour Film Festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 13-15.  The 48 Hour Film P...

  • Freeport musician organizes benefit concert to raise music awareness

    FREEPORT — A young woman inspired by music is gathering fellow musicians from all over the country to perform a concert in Topsham to raise money for music education. Adriana Lumbard of Freeport is a rising senior at the University of Southern Maine. She has been working for mon...

  • Potential candidates emerge for Portland City Council, School Committee elections

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee elections in November have just become available, and so far one incumbent faces potential challengers. William Mitchell, 39, a son of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Elizabeth Mitchell, has taken out papers for Co...

  • Opera training program moves from Belgium to Portland

    Intermezzo student Dmitri Ribero, left, rehearses with conductor Chris Crans and director Eric Dillner for his role as Sid in the comic opera "Albert Herring" by Benjamin Britten. Ribero, who is from South America, is in Portland for the summer for the Intermezzo Festival, a four-week training fe...

  • Scholarships awarded to Portland-area music students

    PORTLAND — The Rossini Club of Portland has announced its 2010 music scholarship winners. First place and winner of the $2,000 Rand Scholarship went to Portland resident Kallie Ciechomski, who will enter a master's program in viola at the Manhattan School of Music in New York this fa...

  • Bombs bursting in air, and on the ground

    The Portland Symphony Orchestra plays the 1812 Overture as fireworks begin over Portland's Eastern Promenade and Casco Bay on Independence Day. The annual Fourth of July celebration was rescued by private donations after the city elminated public funding this year.