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  • Portland police investigate apparent homicide

    PORTLAND — An unidentified man was killed Friday night in what police believe was a homicide on Brighton Avenue. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were called at 9:05 p.m. to 214 Brighton Ave., where they found the victim. The address is the Princeton Village apartments...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • Topsham selectmen send cell tower ban to November vote

    TOPSHAM — Voters will decide in November if the town should establish a retroactive ban on new cellular communications towers in the Urban Residential zone. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 15 to schedule the Nov. 2 referendum, after receiving a petition that calls ... 1

  • Battle line drawn with Scarborough Marsh invader

    SCARBOROUGH — For most people driving along Route 1 through the Scarborough Marsh, the tall, fluffy grass that sways in the salty sea breeze is part of the beauty of the area, the serenity of living by the ocean, part of what it means to be from Maine. But Phragmites australis is not...

  • Beach access dispute ignites Harpswell residents

    HARPSWELL — A week after holding a well-attended public hearing about the town's pursuit of public access at Cedar Beach, the Board of Selectmen met with the town attorney Tuesday to discuss its next course of action. Board Chairman Jim Henderson said Tuesday that the closed-door mee...

  • Brunswick Planning Board OKs Habitat project over neighbors' concerns

    BRUNSWICK — A recently approved Habitat for Humanity development on Cumberland Street is raising questions about whether the economic viability of the project outweighs density and safety concerns. The Planning Board on July 13 approved the site plan for the three-unit development on...

  • Brunswick base agency lures 'exciting new business,' eyes federal tax credits to attract others

    BATH — Just days before the scheduled announcement of a major tenant at Brunswick Naval Air Station, the agency redeveloping the base said it is considering entering a national tax credit program to lure tenants. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority board of directors met in...

  • Harpswell Festival: Food, fireworks, music, boat races

    HARPSWELL — Organizers are gearing up for the seventh annual Harpswell Festival, which will be held July 24-25 at Mitchell Field. The festival will feature food, music and fireworks on July 24. On Sunday, July 25, the popular lobster boat races will be held, this time within full vie...

  • Dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth closer to funding

    YARMOUTH — An effort to help fund dredging of the Royal River may be gaining momentum after a congressional committee approved an appropriations request from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, on Tuesday. Town Manager Nat Tupper said the last time the river was dredged – ...

  • Falmouth to remove Town Landing trash bin

    FALMOUTH — The large metal trash container at Town Landing will be removed this week, according to the town, after too many instances of illegal dumping of non-harbor trash. The town-owned property will now be a carry-in, carry-out facility. "We are sorry for any inconvenience...