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  • Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'

    TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joint effort between School Administrative District 75 and the Topsham Public Library,...

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • 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...

  • Gay pride on display in Portland

    Marchers make their way along Congress Street in Portland Saturday as the 24th annual Gay Pride Parade and celebration got underway. More than 4,000 people lined the streets as the participants marched from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park.

  • Businesses share concerns with Maine Turnpike Authority about Exit 48 bridge replacement

    PORTLAND — There only seemed to be one option in the eyes of the 20 or so local business owners who attended the Maine Turnpike Authority's June 17, public meeting to receive feedback on three alternatives for a new Exit 48 bridge. Eric Johnson, general manager of Berlin City Lexus s...

  • Trader Joe's gets FTC approval for Portland store

    PORTLAND — A Federal Trade Commission spokesman Friday said the agency has approved Trader Joe's request to purchase the former Wild Oats space on Marginal Way. The deal transfers the property from Whole Foods Market to Trader Joe's. Whole Foods acquired the Wild Oats grocery chain i...

  • Scarborough superintendent of schools to retire next year

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent David Doyle announced Thursday that he will be leaving his job at the end of the next school year after 24 years in the School Department. "I will graduate with the class of 2011," Doyle told the School Board Thursday night. Doyle was appointed to ...

  • Court favors Brunswick in lawsuit over inn feasibility study

    BRUNSWICK — A judge has dealt a blow to a local hotel owner's lawsuit over the town's tax rebate plan for the developer of Maine Street Station. Peter Anastos, a Yarmouth resident and principal owner of of Maine Course Hospitality Group in Freeport, sued the town after it approved a ...

  • Portland High School sophomore dies in Falmouth car crash

    FALMOUTH — A 16-year-old Portland High School sophomore was killed June 17 in a single-vehicle crash on Blackstrap Road. Police said Garrett Cormier was driving south when he apparently lost control of his Hyundai Santa Fe and struck a series of trees just south of the intersection w... 4

  • Brunswick High School commencement

    Members of the Brunswick High School Class of 2010 takes their places at Farley Field House for the 153rd commencement exercises on June 11.