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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Proposed Portland library branch closings spark neighborhood opposition; city could reduce funding

    PORTLAND — A Portland Public Library plan to close three branches and instead work with community groups to create mobile library services has come under fire from residents of the neighborhoods that would lose their branches. Some city councilors are also suggesting that the library...

  • Project weighs pros, cons of bus or rail service from Portland

    PORTLAND — Removing 1,000 vehicles from Maine's Interstate highways will require commuter rail or rapid bus service. The question for state transportation planners is which one, and how? Since 2008, the Maine Department of Transportation has been reviewing alternative transportation ...

  • Silent stories: Brain cancer forces renowned photographer to speak through images

    FALMOUTH — Three years ago, photojournalist Jim Daniels was on a nine-day trek across the snowy peaks of the Himalaya mountains with his wife, Mary Lello, to celebrate her 50th birthday. While they were stopped at a camp in Ladakh, India, to adjust to the altitude, Daniels snapped a picture...

  • Snowe, Collins propose legislation to retain BNAS commissary, exchange

    BRUNSWICK — The effort to save the low-cost shopping commissary and exchange stores for residents with military ties took another step forward this week. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced they have proposed legislation that will keep open the Navy Excha...

  • Habitat for Humanity offers home-repair loans

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is offering a year-round repair program for low-income homeowners who live in Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties, as well as Brunswick and Harpswell. The program offers qualified homeowners a low-interest loan to make home improvements that...

  • Topsham library presents juried photo exhibit

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and Friends of Topsham Public Library will present the first “Joy of the Lens” photography show this spring. The exhibit celebrates the work of year-round Maine resident photographers who are 16 and older. Categories i...

  • Brunswick delays land purchase for police station, seeks to unload Industry Road building

    BRUNSWICK — The town has decided to postpone potential land acquisition for a new police station until the fall. Meanwhile, town officials are proposing to renew efforts to sell the old Times Record building on Industry Road, a facility that has been twice considered for new police h...

  • Memories of Bath in 1949 to be discussed

    BATH — Historian Charles E. Burden and Sue Fitzgerald will share their “Memories of Downtown Bath in 1949” at a Bath Historical Society program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17. The program will be held in the Community Room of the Patten Free Library at 33 Summer St...