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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Falmouth adds text, e-mail emergency alerts

    FALMOUTH — A text-message notification system is now available for anyone interested in receiving emergency town announcements on their cell-phone. E-mail notifications are also available. "We're not going to use this for routine notifications," Fire and Rescue Chief Howard Rice said...

  • Police arrest 2nd man in Topsham arson

    BRUNSWICK — A second arrest has been made in connection with the Aug. 17 fire that destroyed a vacant apartment house at the former U.S. Navy Annex in Topsham, according to the Maine State Police. Zechariah Menchaca, 18, of Topsham, was arrested Monday afternoon, Aug. 30, and charged...

  • Harpswell woman arrested for allegedly stabbing husband

    HARPSWELL — A Log Drive woman was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing her husband, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department reported. Deputies responded at about 7 a.m. to 10 Log Drive after receiving a report that Misun Crawford, 38, had allegedly stabbed ...

  • Portland schools receive nearly $6M in federal grants

    PORTLAND — The School Department expects to receive $6 million in federal grants to begin the new school year. The department announced last week that it expects to receive a $2.6 million grant from the $26 billion federal jobs bill recently approved by the U.S. Congress. The state r...

  • Alleged robber leaves trail of video, coffee in Portland

    PORTLAND — Police said a Standish man went on a crime spree through the West End in the early hours of Aug. 26, allegedly robbing convenience stores, trying to steal an ambulance and running away with a cash register. Paul Schlosser, 25, was arrested around 6 a.m. while allegedly att...

  • Portland pier owner proposes 150-ft. expansion

    PORTLAND — The owner of the Portland Regency Hotel has submitted plans to expand a waterfront pier at 68 Commercial St. A company called Great Maine Wharf, which is owned by Eric Cianchette, is looking to extend the existing 500-foot, concrete pier behind the Dry Dock restaurant by 1...

  • Portland pier owners offer concessions on waterfront zoning

    PORTLAND — Review of proposed waterfront zoning changes is expected to continue later this month, with several amendments aimed at making city officials and lobstermen more comfortable with pier owners' requests. A group of 11 pier owners have dropped their request to allow 50 more f...

  • Next stop?: Narrow Gauge Railroad may pull out of Portland

    PORTLAND — The Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum has been keeping the locomotive spirit alive for thousands of people a year on the city's waterfront, offering train rides and a museum along the Eastern Promen...