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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 ...

  • City Council mulls buying Waterman Drive building for new South Portland City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local developer is taking another shot at convincing city officials that 100 Waterman Drive is the ideal place for City Hall. Andrew Ingalls, of CBRE/The Boulos Co., was scheduled to take the City Council on a guided tour of his four-story, 32,000 square-foot devel...

  • Cape Elizabeth driver sentenced for drunken crash

    PORTLAND — A 44-year-old Cape Elizabeth woman who injured a police officer when when crashed into the back of two parked South Portland police cruisers last December was sentenced this week in Cumberland County Superior Court. Lisa Cioe, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.23 percen...

  • South Portland seeks citizens for sister city initiative

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Tom Coward is seeking about a dozen citizens to help South Portland find a sister city. Launching a Sister City partnership was one of the initiatives outlined in Coward's inaugural address in December, but it has taken a back seat to more pressing issues like ...

  • Access to Scarborough's Pine Point Beach in place for holiday weekend

    SCARBOROUGH — The first phase of construction on the Pine Point Beach access path and King Street reconstruction project is coming to a close just in time for beach goers to flood the area for the Memorial Day weekend. Construction workers this week poured and pressed the cement for ...

  • Brunswick officials unhappy with BNAS fields deal

    BRUNSWICK — Town officials say the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station reneged on a 3-year-old deal for recreational fields when it agreed to turn them over to Southern Maine Community College last week. During its May 18 board meeting, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment...

  • Scarborough council adds $100K to school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to add $100,000 to the school budget after voters narrowly rejected a $34.9 million budget on May 11. After a public hearing and second reading on June 2, the budget will go back to voters for a second validation referendum on J...

  • Nice tri in Freeport

    Bruce Butterworth of Seabrook, N.H., heads for the finish line of the inaugural Tri for the Y in Freeport on Saturday, May 22. More than 250 athletes participated in either a triathlon (325-yard swim, 12-mile bike ride and three-mile run) or duathlon (12-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run) to benefi...

  • Cooperative effort in Falmouth

    Gabrielle Cyr hands containers of detergent to her seventh-grade classmates from Falmouth Middle School, who worked bucket-brigade lines on May 21 to load food-drive products collected at OceanView. Donated items were then taken by school bus to the Falmouth Food Bank.