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  • Brunswick police to acquire armored vehicle

    BRUNSWICK — Despite some combative remarks by members of the public during Monday's Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to accept a surplus military vehicle from the Department of Defense. The council voted 8-1 to accept a "Peacekeeper" personnel carrie...

  • South Portland hires Boston law firm to defend Clear Skies Ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend the city against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp.  The City Council, as expected, unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and America...

  • Traffic delays expected during structural inspection of Falmouth/Portland bridge

    FALMOUTH — Maine Department of Transportation engineers will close one lane of traffic on the Route 26/100 bridge across the Presumpscot River at 8 a.m. on Thursday and use an under-bridge crane to perform a structural inspection. Motorists will be limited to one lane of alternating ...

  • Scarborough man injured in 2nd crash in less than a month

    SCARBOROUGH — A teenager who was involved in a fatal accident on May 8 was injured in an accident at 8:55 a.m. Monday, June 7, on Route 1 in Scarborough. Police said Kevin Grondin, 19, of Scarborough, was driving a red Chevrolet pick-up truck when witnesses reported that he crossed t...

  • FEMA revises flood maps, easing Portland Harbor development restrictions

    PORTLAND — A federal floodplain designation that would have restricted development on virtually all of the city's wharfs and piers was reversed Thursday, a move city officials said could have implications locally and nationally. On Friday, officials and owners of property on Portland...

  • Brunswick, Topsham honor veterans

    Members of "the greatest generation" ride a float and wave to the crowd in the 38th Brunswick Topsham Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31.

  • Memorial Day in Cape Elizabeth

    U.S. Air Force veteran and Cape Elizabeth resident Gerard LaBerge waves to the crowd on May 31 during the town's Memorial Day parade. LeBerge served as parade marshall, riding in a 1943 military jeep driven by fellow Cape resident Michael Bowdler.

  • Successful launch

    A new boat hit the waters of Casco Bay on June 1, after being christened by Spanish immigrant Jacobo Rodriguez at the East End boat launch in Portland. With expertise and support from the Compass Project, Rodriquez and other English Language Learners from South Portland High School built the Echo Ba...

  • Scarborough council sends 2nd school budget to voters, with $100K added

    SCARBOROUGH — After adding $100,000 back into the school budget last week, the Town Council voted unanimously June 2 to send a $34.9 million budget to voters next week. The decision comes after voters narrowly rejected the previous school budget in a referendum vote on May 11. The pu...

  • Investigation of former PUC chief finds no conflict

    AUGUSTA — An investigation by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has concluded that the state’s former chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams, broke no laws when he accepted a job and securities from a prominent wind power developer while still head of his agency. A citizens' gr...