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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 ...

  • Companies sue to overturn Topsham cell tower decision

    TOPSHAM — Two companies that hoped to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood are suing the town and the Planning Board to get permits that were denied on June 29. Mariner Tower, which wanted to build the 75-foot monopole tower, and T-Mobile, the servic...

  • Freeport council OKs reduced funding for movie theater

    FREEPORT — The Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to increase the current cap on the Destination Freeport Tax Increment Financing District from $11.4 million to $20 million, and will dedicate $20,000 of the funds annually for 10 years for a downtown movie theater. The council decis...

  • Falmouth council weighs new options for town buildings, land

    FALMOUTH — Staff presented the Town Council with 10 different options for what to do with town-owned b... 1

  • Neighbors wary about CMP's plans for Cumberland substation

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board is scheduled to hear a request from Central Maine Power Co. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. CMP hosted an informational session at Cumberland Town Hall on Tuesday, where residents asked questions and voic...

  • 'Managing transitions' is theme for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — For teachers, staff, students and parents, the next few years are all about managing transitions. "That's our theme this year," Superintendent Barbara Powers said. A new elementary school is taking shape between the high school and middle school buildings, and a new...

  • Battle of the Bay returns in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The seventh Battle of the Bay triathlon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14. The race is a family-friendly way to raise money for the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fun...

  • Portland schools hire new finance officer

    PORTLAND — Michael Wilson has joined the School Department as its new chief financial officer. The new position is one of several created under the department's administrative reorganization. The School Department also recently hired a new chief academic officer and is searching for ...

  • Sebago Lake photos wanted for water district calendar

    PORTLAND — Do you have a photo of Sebago Lake that would look great in a calendar? If so, the Portland Water District wants it. The district is seeking high-resolution (8-by-10 inch, 300 dpi) photos of Sebago Lake for its sixth Images of Sebago calendar, which will be published in th...