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  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some combative remarks by members of the public during Monday's Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to accept a surplus military vehicle from the Department of Defense. The council voted 8-1 to accept a "Peacekeeper" personnel carrie...

  • South Portland hires Boston law firm to defend Clear Skies Ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend the city against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp.  The City Council, as expected, unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and America...

  • Portland warehouse gets new life as urban farm, fermentory

    PORTLAND — A single-story, brick warehouse in East Bayside may seem the antithesis of a farm, but a pair of thirty-somethings are looking to change that. Eli Cayer, 37, and David Homa, 34, have teamed up to establish the Urban Farm Fermentory at 200 Anderson St., where they are not l...

  • Trestle tussle in Portland sinks federal grant effort for trails

    PORTLAND — Competing visions for the future of the railroad bridge at the mouth of Back Cove have sunk a regional effort to secure more than $1 million in federal grants for bridge and trail projects in greater Portland. Several municipalities and trail groups, including

  • School Committee to urge Portland parents not to turn over kids' Social Security numbers

    PORTLAND — The School Committee next week will consider a resolution opposing a new state program for tracking student performance by collecting Social Security numbers. This is the first year school districts are required by the state to ask parents to provide their children's Socia...

  • Portland-based nonprofit sees opportunity in medical marijuana 'caregivers'

    PORTLAND — The state's eight sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to begin operating by the end of this year, providing the drug to potentially thousands of Mainers who have notes for it from their doctors. The dispensaries will provide one-stop shopping for people ...

  • Brunswick House candidates to attend forums

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates for Maine House District 66 plan to participate in a series of public forums to be held between Sept. 7 and 15. Each forum will run from 7-9 p.m. A “Food and Energy” forum will be held at Frontier Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 7, followed by “Tr...

  • S.P., Cape get grants to fight underage drinking

    AUGUSTA — The South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments are among 15 law enforcement agencies to receive state grants to enforce underage drinking laws. South Portland will receive nearly $15,000 over the next two years, while Cape Elizabeth will get nearly $10,000.

  • Making the ride easier

    Riders travel along Route 201 in Topsham on Aug. 28 during the 25th Dan Michaud Memorial Ride for the Maine Hospice Council. The event raises money for hospice care in Maine, and is named for Dan R. Michaud of Topsham, who died at age 32. The ride, which started and finished on the Brunswick Mall...

  • Late-summer veil

    Morning fog glides along the Cathance River near Route 201 in Topsham on Saturday morning, Aug. 28.