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  • South Portland cafe to take its reality-TV bow

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For two months, the Fogg family has had to keep quiet about what went on behind closed doors during a reality-TV makeover of Uncle Andy's Diner. But on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10 p.m., they'll relive the restaurant's turbulent remodeling, along with a nation...

  • Brunswick police, firefighters rescue woman who jumped from bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police pulled a woman from the Androscoggin River late Tuesday afternoon after she jumped from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. Maine State Police notified Brunswick police at 5:43 p.m. that a woman called 911 from the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge and told them sh...

  • Just chillin'

    A small but hardy band of souls plunged into the frigid waters of Casco Bay to spotlight the problem of global warming on the last day of 2009 for the Natural Resources Council of Maine's second annual Polar Plunge at East End Beach in Portland.

  • A year after Yarmouth arson fire, developers rebuild on Route 1

    YARMOUTH — The anniversary of the fire that destroyed a commercial building at 500 Route 1 is being marked with the hope for new business opportunities. Although the fire displaced more than two dozen small businesses, property owners Art and Elizabeth Dyer are rebuilding and ho...

  • Cumberland forms alliance to promote local businesses

    CUMBERLAND – A first-of-its-kind local business group hopes to promote and support businesses and bring together the town’s public and private sectors for increased economic development. Membership in the Cumberland Maine Business Association is free to all Cumberland business ...

  • Juried exhibit to spotlight best USM student art

    PORTLAND — An exhibit featuring some of the best student art will open next week at the University of Southern Maine's Area Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center. The free exhibit, "USM Juried Student Art Exhibit: Selected Works," will feature the work of USM student artists. Most of...

  • Yarmouth prepares for crowds during Herbie's removal

    YARMOUTH — When Herbie, Yarmouth's 240-year-old, 110-foot American elm tree is removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 18, town officials want spectators to be safe and prepared. To keep the droves of residents, neighbors and expected spectators safe, Pub...

  • Developers hope to stimulate interest, funding for Falmouth open space project

    FALMOUTH — An event planned Sunday, Jan. 10, at Tidewater Farm promises to provide a glimpse of organizers' dreams for the development's 32 acres of open space. Sunday's program, the first in a monthly series of educational and recreational entertainment events, is expected to attrac...

  • Shrimp parts still plague Portland Water District

    PORTLAND — The Portland Water District is reminding businesses and residents to only flush human waste and toilet paper down their drains. The reminder comes as wastewater treatment facilities are again being overwhelmed by unprocessable material, including discarded shrimp parts.

  • High school schedule the subject of Jan. 20 forum

    PORTLAND — A new schedule for the city's high schools will be discussed at a community forum scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Portland Exposition Building. The proposed common high school schedule was drafted by a 28-member task force and presented to the School Committee on Dec. 16....