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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Best feet forward in Brunswick

    Cancer survivors lead the way at the beginning of the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Brunswick High School on Friday evening, May 21. Nearly 100 teams participated in the overnight event.

  • Nothing 'wishy-washy' about this Morse High School senior

    BATH — Morse High School teacher Michelle Gabrielsen says Alejandra Rodriguez is one of the top five students she has seen in 19 years of teaching. “A lot of high school seniors are kind of wishy-washy – not Alejandra,” said Gabrielsen, who has worked with Rodriguez...

  • Survey polls Mid-Coast businesses, residents

    BATH — The state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Midcoast Council of Governments is surveying residents and business owners to rate the region as a place to work and live, and to see what changes the respondents would recommend. The survey, sponsored in-part ...

  • Downtown Bath hotel opens for business

    BATH — Just in time for summer, the Hampton Inn opened downtown last weekend. The 140 Commercial St. hotel has 94 rooms, a meeting room, 37 flat-screen high-definition TVs, high-speed Internet access, an indoor pool and spa and an “on-the-house” hot breakfast.

  • Ceiling collapse injures 3 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Three people were taken to Parkview Adventist Medical Center Tuesday after the living-room ceiling of their 75 Pleasant Street apartment collapsed on them. Fire Chief Ken Brillant described the victims' injuries as minor. The individuals, who officials have decline...

  • Memorial Day Parade events planned in Cape

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Memorial Day events on Monday, May 31, begin with a parade at 9 a.m. Parade participants will gather on Fowler Road at 8:15 a.m. The parade begins at the intersection of Fowler Road and Old Ocean House Road, continues north on Route 77, taking a left onto Scott...

  • South Portland scraps green building code

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to scrap plans to require energy-efficient building standards in favor of a resolution outlining energy-efficiency goals. The draft resolve, presented at a workshop on Monday night, May 24, was applauded by councilors who were critical of t...

  • Fees at Fort Williams back on the ballot in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents will be asked in a non-binding referendum June 8 if they support parking fees at Fort Williams Park. The advisory question is "Would you favor the Town establishing a pay/display parking program for Fort Williams Park?" The question differs from a No...