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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 ...

  • Family of missing woman holds vigil, poster event

    SCARBOROUGH — The family of a missing woman is holding a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. on June 25 in Congress Square in Portland followed by a poster and balloon launch at Walmart in Scarborough on June 26 at 8:30 a.m. Megan Waterman, 22, of Scarborough, went missing on June 6 after tr...

  • Route 77 pavement rehabilitation project begins July 6

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town will begin a pavement rehabilitation project July 6 on Route 77 between Wentworth Road and the Inn by the Sea. Once construction begins, the project is estimated to take four to five days to complete, according to Public Works Director Robert Malley. ...

  • Graffiti a recurring problem for South Portland sound wall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The new sound barrier may be providing some residents with some much needed quiet from the Interstate 295. But the recurring acts of graffiti are giving city leaders and law enforcement a headache.  Since being constructed last winter, the 3,500 foot long...

  • South Portland approves 1 year police contract; balks at bolstering land bank funding

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved a one-year contract with police patrolmen and supervisors, but referred a plan to increase funding for open space back to workshop. The one year contracts for the 42-member Police Patrol Association and the nine-member Command and ...

  • Sports, activity fees for students set

    SCARBOROUGH — Student athletes and those active in co-curriculars will be required to pay a fee to participate beginning in the fall. The fees for all high school sports are $100 per sport, and $50 for co-curricular activities. The fee for all middle school sports are $75 per sport a...

  • Council approves application for Shore Road path grant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Shore Road path may be a step closer to reality, following a June 14 decision by the Town Council to authorize a grant application that would fund much of the construction costs. The application, due to the Maine Department of Transportation Quality Community Pro...

  • A Keen donation

    Artist Richard Keen recently created and donated a wall relief sculpture to the town of Topsham, where he resides. The sculpture will hang on a large wall in the municipal building stairwell. A former art teacher at West Harpswell School and at Mt. Ararat High School, Keen was awarded a $1,500 gr...

  • New roof could add up to $50k to People Plus renovations; Council Oks capital plan

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved its five-year Capital Improvement Program, but not before learning that $50,000 could be added to the cost of renovating a building at 35 Union St. The building is the new home for People Plus, a retirement services provider...