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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Street light reduction plan defeated, second public hearing set

    FALMOUTH — The 174 street lights proposed for removal will stay on, at least for now. On June 21, the Town Council voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to eliminate 74 of the lights and hold a public hearing on another 100 slated for elimination. The reduction would save the town approximate...

  • Tips lead to arrests in North Deering burglaries

    PORTLAND — Four people have been arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries in the North Deering neighborhood. Police Officer Andjelko Napijalo would not give details about the arrests because the investigation is still in progress. But Napijalo partially attributed the ...

  • Peaks Island affordable housing plan riles residents

    PORTLAND — A proposal to bring affordable housing to Luther Street is facing opposition from Peaks Island residents who say the plan helps a few but ignores many struggling to afford island life. Home Start, a non-profit development group based on the island, is looking to provide th...

  • Opposition stalls changes at Portland's Riverton Library

    PORTLAND — School and public library officials halted a plan to change the size and services at the Riverton Branch. The decision, announced during a Monday meeting at the Riverton Elementary School, comes amid swift and passionate opposition from parents and neighborhood residents.

  • Portland councilors reject temporary ban on pot dispensaries

    PORTLAND — The city will not delay the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary, should one apply to do business here. The City Council on Monday unanimously rejected a proposed moratorium on the facilities, which the city attorney drafted to give the city time to come up with zonin...

  • Walking to raise awareness for senior mobility

    PORTLAND — Last week, Kathy Freund, 60, of Portland, spent 26 days training, leading to 25 miles walked in 24 hours. Not your typical weekend activity. Freund walked around the Back Cove trail starting June 18 at noon, until noon the following day, all for an unpublicized cause: dign...

  • Falmouth Rotary brings 2nd annual LobsterFest to Maine State Pier in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Falmouth Rotary Club will host the second annual LobsterFest at the Maine State Pier on Saturday, June 26. The event will raise money for the Jessie Fund and the Maine Children's Cancer Program. "We wanted a local charity," said David Jones, president of the Falmouth R...

  • Replacement of landmark Portland-South Portland bridge begins

    PORTLAND — More than two years of construction to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge began on Monday, but state officials do not expect any major traffic snarls during peak weekday commuting hours. There will, however, be daily closures as needed to the southbound lane during off-p...