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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Victory

    Scarborough seniors (from left) Christy Manning, Jenn Colpitts and Heather Carrier whoop it up after winning the Class A state championship for the first time Saturday afternoon, 52-32, over Skowhegan. More in sports, page ?

  • Open for business

    Ice and water from the Kennebec River cover the deck and side lot at the Kennebec Tavern on Commercial Street in Bath, following last week's storm. Despite the treacherous looking conditions, the tavern's open flag (and a dry front door) welcomed in patrons.

  • A man with a story to tell

    Maine's District 19 Rep. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, visits Dike Newell Elementary in Bath on Tuesday morning to read to Wanda Brown's 1st grade class. Here, Goodall reads one of his mother's favorite books, "Michael Recycle", by Ellie Bethel. He spoke with the children about the work he is doing ...

  • South Portland PD, Sen. Bliss: Plate scanner compromise too restrictive

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A bill regulating the use of automated license plate scanners is being called too restrictive by South Portland police – the first in Maine to test the technology. The plate readers use cruiser roof-mounted cameras that can read license plate numbers on pa...

  • Bath council hears plan to tackle city’s flooding issues

    BATH — A plan is in the works to minimize flooding issues plaguing several areas of the city. Public Works Director Peter Owen and Stephen Dyer of Ransom Environmental Consultants on Wednesday recommended to the City Council a prioritized series of projects, which are intended t...

  • Rate hikes eliminate projected savings from S. Portland street light reduction

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Like several other municipalities last year, South Portland wanted to reduce its budget by eliminating street lights where they were not needed. After an extensive public process, the city darkened 107 lights along major transportation arteries, expecting to save nea...

  • Regional School Unit 5 bus drivers keep their jobs while budget discussions continue

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board of directors voted Feb. 24 to retain bus transportation services for one more year. The decision means the district will not replace the district-owned buses and drivers with a privatized transportation company, despite facing a projec...

  • Kid-designed playground to be installed at Redbank in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It's been years in the making, but the Redbank Village will finally get a new playground for neighborhood children. The City Council on Monday approved $55,000 in federal grant funding for the new playground, which will be located next to the Redbank Community Center...