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  • Spring Street median removal begins in Portland

    PORTLAND — Removal of the Spring Street median began this week and is expected to last at least four weeks. Work is beginning near the intersection of Spring, Middle, Temple and Union streets, and moving west to High Street. Motorists are advised to expect changes in traffic p...

  • Portland's pricier new trash bags now available

    PORTLAND — Purple is the color as the city increases the price of garbage bags required for collection by the Department of Public Services. The new purple bags cost $1.35 per 15-gallon bag and $2.70 per 30-gallon bag. The prices were $1 and $2 for corresponding sizes of blue bags. R...

  • South Portland scuttles strategic land buy for future City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is no longer interested in buying an office building that sits on a third of an acre of land next to City Hall. City councilors spiked the idea of buying 148 Ocean St. within minutes of bringing it up at a workshop on Monday night. Instead, city leade...

  • South Portland hopes pilot preschool program will fly citywide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Jodelle Austin and Jen Hobbs were making last-minute preparations for the first day of the city's pilot preschool program. It was a moment the School Department had been anticipating. And the snow, sleet and rain falling outside of the donated...

  • End of the road for Gateway 1 project in Mid-Coast Maine

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced cancellation of Gateway 1, a regional planning project for Route 1 in the Mid-Coast. The announcement came as a shock to the members of the project's implementation steering committee, who represent towns within the Gate... 3

  • 2 candidates seek election to Harpswell Board of Selectmen

    HARPSWELL — Alison Hawkes, 35, and Rick Daniel, 45, are vying to be the newest – and youngest – member of the Board of Selectmen. Both candidates said they are committed to education in the town and have children who are enrolled in, or have gone through, town schools. Bu...

  • Brunswick warily enters border talks with Harpswell

    BRUNSWICK — Members of the public Monday urged the Town Council to "hold firm" and resist Harpswell's efforts to restore the disputed historic town line. The comments came during a report on LD 69, An Act To Restore the Historical Boundary Between Harpswell and Brunswick, which is in...

  • Rooster: It's what's for dinner

    I cooked my first rooster last weekend. I had reservations. I thought the meat would be tough. I thought it would taste too "gamey." I thought it would smell like a barnyard. I was wrong. Penny Jordan of

  • Rooster: It's what's for dinner

    I cooked my first rooster last weekend. I had reservations. I thought the meat would be tough. I thought it would taste too "gamey." I thought it would smell like a barnyard. I was wrong. Penny Jordan of

  • Rooster: It's what's for dinner

    I cooked my first rooster last weekend. I had reservations. I thought the meat would be tough. I thought it would taste too "gamey." I thought it would smell like a barnyard. I was wrong. Penny Jordan of