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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 ...

  • Topsham Government Improvement Committee seeks more input

    TOPSHAM — The Government Improvement Committee is reviewing surveys from more than 100 people at Town Meeting last month and hopes to survey a broader spectrum of residents. Committee member John Rensenbrink said on Monday that the Town Meeting surveys were a first step, while a...

  • City Council supports sound stage, balks at rezoning South Portland armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than a dozen residents attended Monday's City Council workshop to discuss the fate of the former Maine Army National Guard Armory on Broadway at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge. The workshop was prompted by a Cape Elizabeth resident's proposal to convert th...

  • Feds issue first report on June 13 plane crash that killed South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on Tuesday about the events leading up to a June 13 plane crash that ...

  • Denning dedication

    Jordan Denning, brother of the late Hanley Denning, founder of Safe Passage, places a small stone inscribed with Hanley's name on it on a new memorial bench at Yarmouth High School on June 18. Friends and relatives of Hanley Denning helped dedicate the memorial and shared stories of her courage, com...

  • Commercial Street work could start next month in Bath

    BATH — Improvements to Commercial Street could begin by mid or late July, after the City Council and Maine Department of Transportation have approved a contractor to conduct the work, City Planner Jim Upham said Wednesday. He said three contractor bids were opened Wednesday morni...

  • Brunswick base redevelopers hope Congress backs no-cost transfers

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. House of Representatives this week was expected to hear a bill sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, that could help speed redevelopment of Brunswick Naval ...

  • Update: Bath library searching for new director, Goodwin named interim leader

    BATH — Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips has resigned, effective Aug. 21. The library announced on Friday that Peter Goodwin, manager of the facility's Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room, has been appointed interim director as of July 13. The library board ...

  • Baldacci reassures Brunswick councilors, Bowdoin College about Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci last week reassured officials from Brunswick, Freeport and Bowdoin College about his commitment to the Amtrak Downeaster and the proposed extension of the passenger service. The meeting with Baldacci was sparked by concerns that the governor's suppo... 2