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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Gaelic for 'horse': Falmouth pasture becomes Capall Creek Farm

    FALMOUTH — Kevin Smith is a self-described sports fanatic, particularly golf and hockey, who never imagined he would own a horse farm. But when his daughter Abby fell in love with horses and began training with Amy Sterling, it seems fate intervened. Not long after they met, S...

  • Annual ALS walk Sept. 11 in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual walk to raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be held at the Baxter Boulevard entrance of Payson Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. ALS, known more commonly as ...

  • RSU 5 hears debate over who gets unused modular classroom in Durham

    FREEPORT — Durham school sports boosters and the town of Durham are in a tug-of-war over use of a former mobile classroom.  With the new Durham Community School built and ready for students, the two-classroom modular unit once used for student overflow is no longer needed. ...

  • Revised school honor code gets initial OK from Yarmouth School Committee

    YARMOUTH — With the help of students, parents, administrators and coaches, the school honor code has been revised to emphas...

  • Correction

    A story in the Aug. 11-13 editions should have said the tuition received by Aucocisco School for each elementary student is $26,425.

  • Veranda Street on-ramp shutdown extended

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 295, which was scheduled to reopen by Sept. 1, is now expected to be closed until early October. The ramp is closed for safety reasons during bridge work and lane closures on I-295. Alternate routes are the I-295 e...

  • 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...