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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Yarmouth Clam Festival promises no shortage of clams, traditional events

    YARMOUTH — Red tide and clam flat closures will not prevent the 44th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival from happening this weekend. To ensure the tradition continues, festival spokesman Sheldon Perkins said event organizers plan well in advance and always assume the possibility of re...

  • Loss of federal waiver could be 'lethal blow' to laptop computers for Portland high school students

    PORTLAND — City schools may not be able to participate in a statewide initiative to expand the laptop computer program to the city's 2,200 high school students.  Participation in the program depended on the district securing a waiver from federal education officials to allow use ...

  • Portland hosts urban triathlon this weekend

    PORTLAND — The Zone Urban Epic Triathlon is set to happen this weekend, with an all-day festival afterwards. The waterfront triathlon, now in its third year, begins at 8:30 a.m. at East End Beach, were participants will – if enterococcus levels aren't too high – jump in for ...

  • Maine joins regional coalition to lobby for Downeaster extension, faster speeds

    AUGUSTA — With the filing deadline to present rail projects qualifying for stimulus funding fast approaching, Gov. John Baldacci announced Monday that he has joined a coalition of New England governors to create a unified rail vision for the region. Six priority projects were iden... 1

  • Updated: Auburn developer confirms bid for Brunswick base housing

    BRUNSWICK — George Schott, the developer behind several commercial successes in Auburn, confirmed Friday that he is trying to purchase the 702 military housing units associated with Brunswick Naval Air Station.  Schott, who last summer purchased the former Atrium Inn & Convention...

  • 233 years young

    A crowd gathered near the entrance to Bug Light Park last Saturday to hear John Kierstead, dressed as Ben Franklin, read the Declaration of Independence from the front porch of the restored headquarters of the South Portland Historical Society on the Fourth of July. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • 22 South Portland graduates get scholarships from grassroots group

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Twenty-two high school graduates who would have otherwise gone without scholarships this year received some financial assistance, thanks to a local initiative launched in 2007. Pro...

  • Scarborough residents seek to buy former sludge dump

    SCARBOROUGH — A Tibbetts Road couple has expressed interest in buying a portion of a former sludge dumping ground owned by the town. Dennis and Susan Hall own 33 Tibbetts Road, the property that abuts the 69-acre lot that borders Saco. In a May 28 letter to the town, the Halls' attorn...