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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Falmouth panel begins work on comprehensive survey of residents, businesses

    FALMOUTH — The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee is preparing to draft an approximately 100-question survey of businesses and residents that will aid the committee in creating a new Comprehensive Plan for the town. The town issued a request for proposals for a survey company to ...

  • The Iris Network: A support network more than 100 years old

    PORTLAND — Did you ever park at 189 Park Ave. for a Portland Sea Dogs game and wonder about The Iris Network? Did you know that Helen Keller hosted this agency’s first fundraiser in 1907? The Iris Network has a long history of innovation and commitment to its mission of helping... 1

  • Fire destroys Munjoy Hill apartment building

    Fire investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire on Oct. 10 that destroyed an apartment building on Congress Street and caused minor damage to a neighboring building. The fire at 201 Congress St. was reported around 12:30 a.m. It was a three-alarm fi...

  • With lawsuit pending, Freeport council fixes dispatch pact with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday codified the April 6 agreement that consolidated emergency dispatch services with Brunswick. The after-the-fact vote corrected procedural errors in the agreement that took effect June 29. The vote was 5-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed; Co...

  • Challenge to Brunswick police station bond moves forward

    BRUNSWICK — A petition that seeks to overrule the Town Council's recent decision to borrow money to buy property for a new police station has secured the required signatures. The petition signatures were submitted to the office of Town Clerk Fran Smith on Sunday, the day they were du...

  • Yarmouth council holds 1st public session on draft Comp Plan

    YARMOUTH — About a dozen residents offered the Town Council feedback on the draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing on Oct. 7. Town Manager Nat Tupper gave an overview of the plan and highlighted a few changes the council would like to see implemented, then opened the floor...

  • Registrar of deeds: 2 seek Sagadahoc County post

    BATH — With Barbara Trott stepping down as Sagadahoc County registrar of deeds, Judith Stevens of Woolwich and Jennifer DeChant of Bath are running for the four-year office. Jennifer DeChant DeChant, 42, is married and has two children. She was chairwoman of t...

  • House District 60: Rematch for Topsham incumbent Prescott, challenger Tepler

    TOPSHAM — For the second time, Democrat Denise Tepler is challenging a re-election bid by Republican Rep. Kerri Prescott in state House District 60. Both of the candidates emphasized the importance of stimulating Maine's job sector. Kerri Prescott Presc...