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  • Portland man injured in Brunswick I-295 crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Portland man was seriously injured Thursday morning after losing control of his car on the exit 28 ramp from Interstate 295, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a press release. Christopher Doran, 35, suffered head injuries and was taken...

  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Portland City Council welcomes Costa, Brenerman

    PORTLAND — It took longer to welcome new councilors and thank departing ones Monday afternoon than it did for the City Council to work through its agenda after inauguration ceremonies. District 4 Councilor Justin Costa and District 5 Councilor David Brenerman were sworn in after winn...

  • Majority GOP taking steps to provisionally place Republican candidate in contested Senate District 25 seat

    AUGUSTA — Republicans in the state Senate will take action Wednesday to provisionally seat Cathleen Manchester of Gray, the Republican candidate in a Falmouth-area Senate district election for which the results have been contested since Election Day. That move – which woul...

  • Bath library to offer health care forum

    BATH — A public forum at Patten Free Library on Thursday, Dec. 11, will provide information about the Affordable Care Act. The 4-5 p.m. event will address questions related to the new Health Insurance Marketplace, according to the library. Malory Shaughnessy, outreach and education s...

  • SAD 75 seeks members for Topsham school design, building committees

    TOPSHAM — With a new or renovated Mt. Ararat High School in the pipeline, School Administrative District 75 is seeking community members to fill seats on designer selection and building committees. SAD 75 has applied for state school construction funding since 1999, and the high scho...

  • Portland School Board welcomes new, re-elected members

    PORTLAND — The newest members of the School Board were sworn in Monday afternoon. Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, who won the open seat in District 4; John Eder, who won the open at-large seat, and re-elected board member Marnie Morrione, from District 5, were inaugurated in the City C...

  • Clam supper with Santa returns to Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Maine Clammers Association on Saturday, Dec. 6, will host its fifth annual Santa Clam Supper at the Freeport Masonic Lodge. The 4-7 p.m. fundraising event helps about 30-50 adults and 100 children in the area. Guests are asked to either make a monetary donation or to d...

  • 'Two for the Road' trip: Portland women's book took them off the beaten path

    PORTLAND — The title may conjure visions of a buddy movie, but city residents Tanya Whiton and Heidi Killion are closer to Robert Frost's "Road not Taken" than Fodor's with their new book. "Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine," is a self-published work of photo journalism delving i...

  • USM students hope Portland trail creates a wave of awareness about sea-level rise

    PORTLAND — Students at the University of Southern Maine will unveil a temporary trail downtown with some big ambitions. The King Tides Trail, which will officially open on Dec. 8 and remain in place until Jan. 23, is a four-mile trail from Bayside to the Old Port. And while it w...