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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Brunswick Town Council support may be sought for Oxford Aviation, which could lose Fryeburg operation

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council could soon help determine the fate of Oxford Aviation's expansion plans at Brunswick Naval Air Station, a project that's come under increased scrutiny because of the private firm's past performance. The company's performance was expected to be examined We... 2

  • Bath Comp Plan update suggests new zones, creation of Conservation Commission

    BATH — This year's update to the city's 1997 Comprehensive Plan, approved by the Bath City Council early this month, calls for new zones and the establishment of a Conservation Commission. City Planner Jim Upham said this month that the city aims to have completed all of the zoni...

  • Solar panels at Freeport library could lighten the electricity bill

    FREEPORT — In a continuing effort to save energy, money, and resources, the Town Council Tuesday night unanimously endorsed an application to the Public Utilities Commission for solar panels at the library. The Renewable Resources grant is for nearly $45,000 and the local match would be $11,000 f...

  • Teacher of the Year a pulpit for Falmouth's Grover

    Second-grade teacher Kevin Grover, Maine's 2010 Teacher of the Year, helps Benjamin Friedman with his reading at Lunt School in Falmouth.

  • Yarmouth group to propose alternatives to CMP transmission line project

    YARMOUTH — It has been more than a year since Central Maine Power Co. submitted a formal request to the Public Utilities Commission to upgrade transmission lines throughout Maine, but public hearings... 2

  • Fundraising season in full swing

    The line of participants curves around Back Cove on Saturday, Sept. 20, during the annual Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk.The event raised nearly $25,000 and helped raise awareness about childhood cancer.

  • Aw, shucks

    Students shucked 1,500 ears of corn Monday at Lyseth Elementary School in Portland as part of Maine Harvest Lunch, a program that brings local foods into the school lunch program. The students will get to eat the corn later in the week with their lunches.

  • Meeting Oct. 6 for Portland school volunteers

    PORTLAND — There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for anyone interested in volunteering in the Portland public schools. The Portland Education Foundation is sponsoring the orientation from 4-6 p.m. at