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  • GOP taps Durham man as state House District 46 candidate

    DURHAM — Town Republicans on July 26 picked Paul Chace to replace Michael Vaughan as the party's candidate in the state House of Representatives District 46 election. Chace will face incumbent state Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, in the redrawn district, which includes North Yar...

  • Fire damages secluded home in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A July 25 electrical fire at 5 Balsam Lane was put out in time to save the home, but sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries. Despite previously published reports of two injured firefighters, Deputy Chief Paul Conley on Monday said only one firefighter was...

  • 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, ...

  • Former Jordan's Meats plant in Portland under contract to be sold

    PORTLAND — Bright orange "under contract" signs went up on the former Jordan's Meats factory last week. The property, which takes up almost a block between Franklin Arterial and India, Middle and Fore streets, has been vacant since the plant closed in February 2005, despite...

  • Nurses union files grievance after MaineHealth unit lays off workers

    PORTLAND — A nurses union has filed a grievance against an affiliate of the state's largest health-care organization, following the layoff of four full-time employees.  Officials of Local 505 of the Maine State Nurses Associations, representing 55 nurses and therapists, said a b...

  • Some high-risk students omitted from 1st swine flu clinics

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As school districts throughout the state scramble to vaccinate their students against the H1N1 virus, known as the swine flu, some students who are most at-risk for a serious case of the flu were not vaccinated during the first round of flu clinics. The state is ...