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  • Correction

    A Page 1 story last week about the former home of painter Stephen Etnier on Basin Point Road in Harpswell should have said the most recent assessed value of the building structure was $371,000, while its foundation was valued at $45,000.

  • Scarborough climbing gym opens on Haigis Parkway

    SCARBOROUGH — The town's first climbing gym, Salt Pump Climbing Co., is open for business. The 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing center, at 36 Haigis Parkway, offers rope climbing and b...

  • Economic reality spawns new Portland workplace

    PORTLAND — If necessity is the mother of invention, imagination is often its father. Take the developer Peter Bass, who, as he cast around for a new project in the fall of 2009, found his prospects looking bleak. He had a great deal of experience building affordable condominiums as ...

  • Musicians perform to benefit Safe Passage

    PORTLAND — New York-based violist Kallie Ciechomski will perform a recital on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. to benefit Safe Passage.  Ciechomski will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Carter and D...

  • Temporary fuel tax rebate for fisherman starts Jan. 1 in Portland

    PORTLAND — Beginning this weekend, ground fishermen will be able to land their fish in Portland and receive a benefit that many have travelled to Massachusetts for: tax-free diesel fuel. But there's a catch. The privately funded program is only a temporary solution to what many belie...

  • METRO to adjust bus service to Westbrook, Falmouth

    PORTLAND — METRO will change its schedules and bus routes starting Jan. 10 so it can begin a daily service to businesses in the Five Star Industrial Park in Westbrook. Some service along Washington Avenue to West Falmouth will also be eliminated. Marketing director Denise Beck...

  • 'Checkered' start: Maine woman's play tells story of blurred cultural, personal lines

    PORTLAND — For Cheryl Hamilton, checkered floors are much more than tiles on the ground. The floor represents the patchwork of refugees and natives in the Lewiston-Auburn neighborhoods where she worked during the beginning of the Somali migration to the area. It represents the...

  • Repairs progressing on Portland's historic Pullen fountain

    PORTLAND — Renovation has started on a historic fountain on Federal Street, behind Central Fire Station. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said work on the Stanley Pullen fountain, which was used as watering trough for horses in the early 1900s, will be completed this winter, with a...

  • Solstice solemnity

    Scott Tibbits, right, of Bath, lights a candle held by Peter Garlid of Portland at the Homeless Memorial Candlelight Service on the Brunswick Mall Tuesday night. Tedford Housing, a Brunswick homeless service agency, organized the interfaith event on the longest night of the year to raise awareness a...

  • Breaking the ice

    A father encourages his son to skate to him at the Orland H. Blake Skating Pond in Yarmouth on Saturday.