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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Cumberland council tables deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday tabled a zoning ordinance change that would ban deer feeding and baiting. It was unclear from the five members present whether the item could receive the four votes needed to implement the change. Councilors Jeff Porter and Mike Perfetti w...

  • Chebeague Island administrator to step down in October; Damon rescinds resignation from Board of Selectmen

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Scott Seaver plans to step aside as town administrator on Oct. 15, he said Monday. Meanwhile, Donna Damon is rescinding the resignation from the Board of Selectmen that she submitted last month. “I went over there in April of 2008 for a couple mon...

  • What's in a name? Lots of rancor if it's Freeport Village Station

    FREEPORT — The first hint of the simmering quarrel behind the scenes at Freeport Village Station is the website, www.onefreeportvillagestation.com. The home page indicates that t...

  • Portland police investigate shooting of house

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating an early morning shooting at an apartment building on Woodford Street. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said police responded to reports of multiple shots being fired at 109 Woodford St. around 2:30 Tuesday morning, June 29. No one in the mul...

  • Plan ahead for viewing Portland's Independence Day celebration

    PORTLAND — The city's Fourth of July fireworks celebration this year will be accompanied by the Portland Symphony Orchestra performing Patriotic Pops. Those planning to watch the show from the water, though, should be aware that the East End boat launch will be closed from 10 p.m.&nb...

  • 3 Portland sites eyed for medical marijuana dispensaries

    PORTLAND — Twenty-nine applicants – including at least two with eyes on Portland – will find out July 9 if they are among eight selected to open the state's first medical marijuana distribution centers. Applications were due to the state June 25. Six applicants ...

  • Earley retirement: Long-time Portland Public Works official calls it quits

    PORTLAND — When Steve Earley took a job as a laborer with the city's Public Works Department in 1974, he thought it would be a temporary gig. This week, Earley will retire from the department, 36 1/2 years and eight positions later. The current operations director worked his way up f...

  • Portland, Falmouth police nab suspected burglar

    PORTLAND — Police said they caught an alleged burglar in the process of stealing firearms from a Falmouth home, shortly after he reportedly burglarized a Portland home. Portland police put out a call around noon on Sunday, June 27, informing area police to be on the lookout for a man...