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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Portland police charge second man in Parkside murder

    PORTLAND — Police announced today that a second man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Serge Mulongo. Mulongo, a 24-year-old from Portland, was fatally shot Feb. 10 at 218 Park Ave. Police Thursday afternoon arrested Moses Okot, 21 years old,...

  • South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4M

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Manager Jim Gailey is scheduled to present his preliminary budget to the City Council on Monday, Feb. 8, at the South Portland Community Center. Gailey said he is still working with department heads to finalize the proposal, so he didn't want to release details ...

  • Scarborough council paves way for 3 new businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council took action Wednesday that will help establish three new businesses. Councilors also approved a $5.4 million public works and transportation municipal capital improvements budget and a $1.5 million education capital improvements budget. The...

  • Reduced role for library board clears 1st hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a plan to reduce the Library Advisory Board's oversight of daily operations at the city's two public libraries. The council also accepted more than $57,000 in grants from the state, including $32,000 to fix t...

  • Preparing for spring

    Sternman Andy Haddock loads lobster traps from his boat onto the dock in South Freeport on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13. Haddock and lobsterman Rob Scammon will store and dry the traps until the lobstering season gets back into full swing.

  • Maine Mall owner scraps plans for adjoining South Portland development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — General Growth Properties has cancelled plans to build a mini-mall featuring a Barnes & Noble book store on Maine Mall Road.  The decision comes as GGP plans its biggest developme...

  • Cape Elizabeth receives $85K grant for energy-efficient lighting

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Lighting upgrades at the high school, middle school, Pond Cove Elementary School and the Community Center will begin this summer thanks to an energy conservation block grant from the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Cape Elizabeth is one of Maine's 87 communities ...

  • Falmouth police officer promoted to sergeant

    FALMOUTH — Police Officer George Savidge was promoted and assigned as a patrol sergeant. Savidge joined the Police Department in 2002 after four years with the Bath Police Department. He grew up in Falmouth, is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro and h...