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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Maine Turnpike Authority considers closing portion of Falmouth spur for a year

    PORTLAND — Drivers who use the Maine Turnpike Exit 52 northbound on-ramp from the Falmouth Spur may have to find an alternate route next year. The Maine Turnpike Authority is considering closing the on-ramp for about a year beginning next spring to speed reconstruction of the 55-year-...

  • Residential windmills, Rines Forest harvesting get OK in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — A small wind energy ordinance and the first phase of harvesting at Rines Forest received unanimous approval Monday night from the Town Council. The wind energy ordinance allows small-scale residential windmills with minimal application fees and processes. Large-scal...

  • Cumberland council amends, approves Comp Plan

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a new Comprehensive Plan. Councilors lauded the three years of work that the 2009 Comprehensive Plan Committee, Town Planner Carla Nixon and others put into the document. But they also made several amendments to reflec...

  • Motorcycle dealer offers Portland 'pipe down' signs

    PORTLAND — A local Harley-Davidson dealer has offered to purchase and install signs urging motorcyclists to reduce street noise in the city. Peter Curless, general manager of Big Moose Harley-Davidson, said he has been working with the motorcycle company's corporate office to find...

  • Police seek help catching man who robbed South Portland bank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police detectives have released the photo of man suspected of robbing a bank near the Maine Mall. Sgt. Steven Webster said in a press release the man entered the Gorham Savings Bank, 395 Gorham Road, just after 2 p.m. Monday and handed a note to a teller demanding mo...

  • Boosters, accustomed to funding school sports, now need help, too

    FALMOUTH — With school budgets stretched thin, athletics programs are relying more heavily than ever on their teams' boosters clubs to pick up basic expenses like equipment, salaries and officials' fees. And these clubs depend on help from the community to make up the difference. ...

  • Fed up with traffic, Portland High School parents press city to address student safety

    PORTLAND — On weekday afternoons during the school year, hundreds of students pour onto Cumberland Avenue, where parents say their kids meet disdain from drivers speeding past Portland High School. That's why parents are amping up pressure on city officials to address traffic cond...

  • Portland fire boat out of commission after running aground

    PORTLAND — The city's new fire boat is temporarily out of the water following an accident Saturday night that ripped a hole in the hull of the craft and caused the propeller shaft to snap off, along with taking chunks out of the propeller itself. The $3.2 million City of Portland IV, ...