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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. ...

  • Celebration to open Bayside Trail on Thursday

    PORTLAND — The city and trail advocates will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, Aug. 19, at the new Bayside Trail. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Elm Street Plaza off Marginal Way. The city, Portland Trails and the Trust for Public Land will officially open the 1.2-mil...

  • Freeport residents show interest in municipal, school boards

    FREEPORT — About a half a dozen residents have taken out nomination papers in the past two weeks for seats on the Town Council, Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors and Sewer District Board of Trustees. There are two seats available on the council: a three-year term in District ...

  • SAD 51 prepares for key staff changes

    CUMBERLAND — A new curriculum director and interim high school principal are among significant staff changes in School Administrative District 51 this coming school year. Sally Loughlin’s first day as director of curriculum, assessment, instruction and professional develop...

  • Work continues on Freeport Charter; public hearing set for September

    FREEPORT — The Town Council held a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to discuss proposed updates and amendments to the Town Charter. Town Attorney Goeff Hole of Bernstein Shur and former Charter Commission members Vaughndella Curtis and Edward Bonney attended the meeting. Hole presented ...

  • Voters to decide on Cumberland County Charter in November

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County has finalized its proposed Charter and will send the document to voters for approval Nov. 2. For approximately the past 250 years, the county has operated without a Charter, instead following rules set by the state Legislature. But in November 2008, count...

  • Portland pier owners drop bid to add recreational dock space

    PORTLAND — Reacting to a late-in-the-game outcry from fishermen, a group of wharf owners hoping to change the city's rules for waterfront use are dropping a request for increased space for non-commercial ship berths. "We dropped the 50-foot request because it was clouding the overall...

  • Portland council sends Charter changes to voters, quashes Peaks Island taxi competition

    PORTLAND — Voters will be asked in November whether they want the city to have an elected mayor. The City Council on Monday night put three Charter Commission questions on the ballot. It also told a teenage provider of taxi service on Peaks Island he has to play by the same ru... 1

  • Daily grind: A lot goes into the price of a cup of coffee in Portland

    PORTLAND — For most Americans, the cost of cooling off with an iced coffee has gone up this summer. Green coffee beans are commanding higher prices, forcing major manufacturers like J.M Smuckers, which owns national brands like Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts, to hike the price of t...