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  • 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 mulch fire engulfs 2 cars

    FALMOUTH — Two cars were destroyed by a fire May 27 on Gray Road. Firefighters who responded to a mulch fire at 70 Gray Road shortly before 4 p.m. found that the fire had spread to the rear parking lot at TD Bank. A 2004 Honda Civic and a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt were destroyed. ...

  • Councilor, former mayor lead campaign against elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — Opponents of a proposed City Charter amendment that would have voters elect the mayor will launch their campaign this week. City Councilor Cheryl Leeman has organized what she is calling a "neighbor-to-neighbor" campaign against Question 1 on the Nov. 2 city ballot.

  • Portland schools to host curriculum forum

    PORTLAND — Parents and public school staff will get a chance to discuss the district's curriculum priorities on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at King Middle School. Chief Academic Officer David Galin, in his first year with the School Department, will outline his proposal for curric...

  • Portland councilor tapped for EPA advisory panel

    PORTLAND — At-Large City Councilor Jill Duson will represent Portland on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, the city announced in a press release Monday. The LGAC, in existence since 1993, seeks to provide more efficient and effectiv...

  • Working on the railroad in Brunswick

    A second shipment of 1,650-foot rails arrived by train last week for the replacement of track between Yarmouth and Brunswick in advance of the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland. Here crews work near Highland Road in Brunswick.

  • Sky's the limit

    Skies over South Portland were filled with huge kites recently when Hank Manseau of Scarborough, a board member of Kites of New England, launched several beauties at Bug Light Park. KONE is a club that holds family friendly events throughout the year and all over New England.

  • Golf tourney raises funds for Haiti projects

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of Maine businesses supporting rebuilding efforts in Haiti have chosen the projects they will fund. The MaineLine coalition will fund construction of 10 schools and community centers in areas worst hit by the January 2010 earthquake. The first school will...

  • Update: Bids rise to $170,000 for ownership of Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Bidding continued this week for ownership of Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse. As of Sept. 9, the highest bid was $170,000. The auction, run by the U.S. General Services Administration, was opened on June 30, and did not see any action until June 9 when a $10,000 bid from...

  • South Portland council sends $41.5M high school renovation bond to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents will be asked in November if they want to approve a $41.5 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. The City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday evening to send the bond question to the ballot, with councilors Rosemarie De Angelis and Jim Hugh...