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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick races benefit Safe Passage

    YARMOUTH — Safe Passage, a nonprofit organization created to help impoverished at-risk children in Guatemala, is hosting a local, global and virtual 5K race on Saturday, Sept. 25. The sixth annual Esperanza 5K will take place in Brunswick at Bowdoin College, in

  • Bath museum aids effort to keep historic banners in Maine

    BATH — A cooperative effort by Maine Maritime Museum and 15 other organizations and individuals will keep a collection of historic banners in Maine and on public display. The consortium bought the set of 17 early 19th-century banners last month for more than $125,000. The Portla...

  • Harpswell seeks Congressional help with FEMA deadline on flood map appeal

    HARPSWELL — The town is seeking help from Maine’s Congressional delegation in submitting new information for its appeal of portions of a new flood zone designation proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An Aug. 31 letter from FEMA to the town, responding to t...

  • Democrat Bullens withdraws from Senate District 11 race, backs independent Woodbury

    CUMBERLAND — Democrat Cindy Bullens announced her withdrawal from the state Senate District 11 race on Wednesday and threw her support behind the campaign of independent Richard Woodbury. Her decision reduces the field to three candidates. “Six months ago I became a...

  • Lawsuit threat spurs Freeport to cement dispatch deal with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The threat of a lawsuit has prompted the Town Council to move toward enacting an ordinance to codify the town's emergency dispatch consolidation agreement with Brunswick. Councilors on Tuesday night also put several Town Charter amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot. They includ...

  • Maine House candidates spar over transportation issues, Brunswick base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — The three candidates in Maine House District 66 aired their views on transportation policy and redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station Monday during the second of three forums. The final forum, covering health care and education, was scheduled for Wednesday. The...

  • Racing for the cure

    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research since its inception in 1982. Sunday's 5K race and walk at Payson Park was the first in Portland, attended by more than 1,300 people. It raised more than $100,000.

  • Revised Yarmouth student honor code takes effect

    YARMOUTH — A revised version of the Extracurricular Code of Conduct was unanimously approved by the School Committee on T...