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  • Maine DEP chief questions plan for Downeaster train barn in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The commissioner of Maine's Department of Environmental Protection is demanding that the agency overseeing Downeaster passenger rail service explain how it will address several potential problems related to a train layover facility planned near a west Brunswick neighborhood....

  • Art show, sale returns to Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — This year's Engine One Labor Day Art Show at Fort Williams Park will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual, juried event will feature over 100 artists, most from New England, who will display arts of various mediums and styles around the park.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ?

  • 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...

  • Freeport Project Review Board to hold public hearing on Bow Street Market development

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will hold a public hearing Wednsday, March 10 at 6 p.m. to discuss plans submitted by Frost Gully LLC to build a 15,000-square-foot Bow Street Market, four apartments, and the extension of School Street to Bow Street. This is a final approval, and the pub...

  • Public hearing on Gorham Road Ext. closing set in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night set a May 3 public hearing and vote on a proposal to close Gorham Road Extension. The closure is needed so the city can sell a 1.4-acre parcel at the corner of Gorham Road Extension and Western Avenue. City Manager Jim Gailey said ...

  • Cumberland commission seeks volunteers for vernal pool survey

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Lands and Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers to assist an ongoing survey to identify the town’s significant vernal pools. Paul Weiss, a member of the commission and coordinator of the project, said the project began last spring an...