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  • Fired Portland High School custodian pleads not guilty to assaulting student, seeks trial

    PORTLAND — The attorney representing a former Portland High School custodian accused of assaulting a student says he is confident his client will be exonerated. Attorney Stephen Schwartz said he entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday, Jan. 7, in Cumberland County Superior Court on ...

  • Scarborough Winterfest fuel

    Scarborough Public Works employee Steve Quirk unloaded several truckloads of wooden pallets on Monday, stacking them next to the town skating rink. Quirk's work will be much appreciated on Saturday, Jan. 16, during the annual Winterfest celebration on and around the rink, when chilly participants wi...

  • South Portland shooting death the result of sex play with guns, drugs

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County Superior Court jury on Monday heard opening statements and graphic testimony about the accidental shooting death of a 50-year-old South Portland resident. Malcom Bruce Lavallee-Davidson, 50, of Skowhegan, faces a manslaughter charge for shooting and kil...

  • Portland considers hourly parking for some West End streets

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee next week will discuss whether two streets in the West End that currently have unrestricted parking should be changed to two-hour zones. City Councilor David Marshall, who represents the West End, said changing parking rules on Spruce Street and a ...

  • Bath museum showcases 'Big Ships, Big Cargoes' in latest exhibit

    BATH – While the term “burden” tends to reflect something onerous or weighty, in the case of seafaring vessels it’s a great compliment. “Some Burdensome: Big Ships, Big Cargoes,” the Maine Maritime Museum’s newest exhibit, runs through June 28. The...

  • Close call in Freeport

    Firefighters from Freeport, Durham, Yarmouth and Brunswick responded to a garage fire Sunday afternoon, Jan. 10, on Wardtown Road in Freeport. The blaze was contained to the garage, sparing a nearby house.

  • Activities for all ages added to Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Portland

    PORTLAND — There will be expanded programming for kids this year as part of the local NAACP branch's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 18. This year marks the 29th annual breakfast celebration in honor of the murdered civil rights leader. And while the traditional speakers ...

  • Bath rings out the old year

    Tom Hoerth rings the Paul Revere bell atop City Hall in Bath at noon on New Year's Eve. This was the eighth year of the tradition and it was accompanied by the simultaneous ringing of the bell at Winter Street Church. Organizers hope to get more bells participating next year.