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  • Car-free Sundays on Baxter Blvd. resume May 4

    PORTLAND — Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles on Sundays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., between Vannah Avenue and Payson Park, when Sundays on the Boulevard resumes May 4. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the boulevard will be open for for use by walkers, runners, bicyc...

  • Yarmouth council backs harbor improvements

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on April 17 endorsed a plan that could transform Yarmouth Harbor and bring new life to the town's waterfront – if the necessary funding can be found. In a 6-0 vote, the council backed recommendations

  • Electronic waste collection at USM on April 12

    PORTLAND — Residents of greater Portland are invited to discard unused and unwanted electronic items Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine Woodbury Campus Center, 45 Bedford St. TVs, refrigerators, phones, computers, monitors and hard drives are a...

  • Portland seeks input about acessibility

    PORTLAND — The Portland Disability Advisory Committee is seeking input about city accessibility and livability through a new online survey. The confidential survey seeks to build on a March 24 public forum on...

  • Friends of Casco Bay seek water quality monitors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Volunteers interested in monitoring water quality in Casco Bay are invited to attend a five-hour training session beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Southern Maine Community College. The Friends of Casco Bay is seeking help monitoring water at 40 sites along ...

  • Scarborough man charged with vandalizing I-295 sound barrier in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police believe they have found the person responsible for painting graffiti on the Interstate 295 sound barrier last year. Chief Edward Googins announced at a press conference April 4 that William O’Brien, 25, of Pine Point Road, Scarborough, was charged A...

  • South Portland bank ATM mistakenly advances $37K to homeless man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A malfunctioning ATM at a TD Bank branch in South Portland spit out more than $37,000 to a homeless man Thursday morning, a police official confirmed. Lt. Todd Bernard of the South Portland Police Department said Friday morning that officers were first called to the ...

  • Maine tourism executive to speak in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Vaughn Stinson, the chief executive officer of the Maine Tourism Association, will speak at a luncheon to be held by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber on Wednesday, April 9, at the Inn at Brunswick, 4 Noble St. The event, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., costs $20 for chamber me...

  • Gerzofsky, Priest to hold Brunswick office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and state Rep. Charles Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold public office hours from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 5, at the Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St.  Gerzofsky, in his third term, represents Senate District 10, which i...

  • Dog owners growl at first reading of tighter Scarborough leash law

    SCARBOROUGH — The first reading of long-awaited amendments to the ordinance on leash laws for dogs on town beaches was met with vocal public protest inside and outside Wednesday night's Town Council meeting. In addition to considering five measures related to changing anima...