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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 ...

  • Bath museum showcases marine propulsion with ‘Heavy Metal’

    BATH — Heavy metal isn’t just the kind of music that makes your ears bleed. It’s also the Maine Maritime Museum’s new exhibit on mechanized marine propulsion. “Heavy Metal: The Revolution Evolution in Marine Propulsion” opened last Saturday a...

  • Skolnik won't seek 2nd term on Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Citing work commitments, City Councilor Daniel Skolnik announced July 11 that he will not seek re-election in November. Skolnik is the District 3 councilor and is serving his first term. District 3 includes Deering Highlands, Rosemont, Stroudwater and Libbytown. An ...

  • Hidden on the Hill in Portland

    Volunteers greet people who turned out Sunday, July 11, to explore the Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Friends of the Eastern Promenade in Portland.

  • Bath police seek help identifying assault suspect

    BATH — The Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a man involved in the stabbing and attempted robbery of another man on Western Avenue at about 6:45 a.m. on July 7. The victim told police he was leaving the Big Apple store when two unidentified men app...

  • Construction worker hurt in fall from Falmouth school roof

    FALMOUTH — A worker at the Falmouth Elementary School construction site fell two stories on July 9 while working on the roof of the new building. Police said Peter Stanczak, 40, of Manchester, N.H., an employee of Rose Steel Erectors, reportedly backed up too far and fell from the s...

  • Cumberland Town Council eases barriers for small businesses

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council unanimously approved ordinance amendments on Monday, July 12, designed to make it easier to open small businesses. An zoning amendment recommended by the Planning Board allows up to two different uses on one lot and reduces the minimum lot size in t...

  • Riverton School gets federal funds for improvements

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School will get as much as $3.4 million in federal funding to improve reading and math proficiency, the state Department of Education announced this week. Riverton is one of seven Maine schools that will receive a portion of a $13.3 million grant awarde...

  • Another petition to maintain emergency dispatch fails in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A second petition to keep emergency dispatch service in town has failed, but proponents are continuing the fight and threatening to appeal the town's decision in Superior Court. According to Town Clerk Beverly Curry, a citizen petition submitted on June 15 had enough ...