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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Task force to study Portland's athletic field uses, needs

    PORTLAND — A group of school and sports representatives will spend the next several months studying the conditions and uses of the city's athletic facilities. The Athletic Facilities Task Force is expected to develop a 10-year plan for improvements and also make recommendations ...

  • Fire destroys Bath city councilor's home

    BATH — A fire that broke out Thursday, Dec. 10, at City Councilor James Omo's 177 Middle St. house gutted the building and killed two pets. Omo, who represents Ward 1 on the council, said Friday morning that the cause of the fire remains unknown and said he believed his home was "a comp...

  • Climbing practice

    Gov. John Baldacci, center left, watches from below with David Harrison as Justin Alberico of Skowhegan prepares to demonstrate the finer points of rappelling on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Harrison Shrader Enterprises-Gould Training Facility in South Portland. A group of Mainers were being trained to work ...

  • Follow the light

    Light trails from a passing fishing boat headed out to sea point the way to Spring Point Light in South Portland, recently decorated for the holidays.

  • Bath firefighter a candidate for Maine House

    BATH — Mike Clarke, a captain in the Fire Department, announced last week that he will run for the Maine House District 62 seat. The office is held by four-term Rep. Thom Watson, D-Bath, who has reached his term limit. Clarke is a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of t...

  • Bath to hold holiday open house, window contest

    BATH — Downtown Bath is the place to express some holiday spirit on Friday, Dec. 18. A "Holiday Open House" evening will be held, with stores remaining open until 8 p.m. The lobbies of First Federal Savings, KeyBank, Bath Savings Institution and The Kennebec Co. at the Cust...

  • Residents pressure Scarborough officials to reject Pine Point motel plan

    SCARBOROUGH — If e-mail chatter is any indication, the Planning Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, may be a standing-room-only affair. On the agenda once again is the Lighthouse Motel owners' request for approval of a reconfigured parking lot. Members of the Pine Point Residen...

  • Scarborough faces school, municipal budget woes

    SCARBOROUGH — In a meeting described as cordial and productive, school officials sat down last week with municipal leaders to discuss possibilities for finding $1.13 million to cover the state curtailment to the school budget. And, while the subject did not come up, they later acknowl...