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  • Falmouth cell tower focus returns to Town Hall

    FALMOUTH — A debate over cell phone towers in a rural neighborhood off Field Road was put on hold Monday, when a scheduled public hearing was postponed at the request of applicant Verizon Wireless. Instead, most of discussion focused on an agreement with AT&T about repl...

  • Portland's Cross Insurance Arena closer to private management

    PORTLAND — After getting a new look and new name, the Cross Insurance Arena will soon have new management, too. Neal Pratt, chairman of the arena board of trustees, announced Friday, Sept. 19, that negotiations will begin with Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum to manage the 6,900-se...

  • Update: Probe begins into why jail released wrong inmate; Portland police seek help from Somali community

    PORTLAND — Police, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department deputies and members of a regional violent crimes task force are looking for a man who was accidentally released from jail Wednesday night. Ahmed Ismail, 23, was being held in the maximum-security unit at the Cumberland County ...

  • Scarborough council gets preliminary plan for Pine Point beach access

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager Wednesday introduced a working design for a controversial public area at Pine Point. The sketch by Terrance DeWann & Associates is the result of work by Town Manager Tom Hall's task force, a group made up of two Pine Point Residents Association membe...

  • Compliance with policies problematic for South Portland School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although School Board rules require four meetings a year with the superintendent of schools, to set goals and evaluate her job performance, it appears the board is not meeting its obligations. Although the board chairman, in response to a written request for info...

  • Bath seeks grant for Centre Street improvements

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to seek a $500,000 public infrastructure grant to help fund improvements on Centre Street. The $1.3 million project is planned to rehabilitate Centre Street between Bluff Road and High Street. Improvements would include ...

  • Would-be robbers get fresh breath, no loot in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are looking for two teenagers suspected of trying to rob a Cottage Road convenience store at knife-point late Tuesday. Police Lt. Todd Bernard said two school-aged boys, each estimated to be 15-17 years old and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, entered ...

  • Hearing could help plan future of Harpswell public land

    HARPSWELL — In 2002, Harpswell assumed ownership of more than 77 acres of forest behind the municipal facility on Mountain Road. The land was meant for some future use, but aside from a failed proposal to install wind turbines atop the Long Reach overlook – the highest point in town...

  • Man allegedly drags ATM out of Scarborough store, leads police on high-speed chase

    SCARBOROUGH — The theft of an automated teller machine on Sunday night at a Mussey Road convenience store played out like the plot line for a 2009 version of Woody Allen's 1969 movie, "Take the Money and Run." But instead of the inept Allen getting his hand caught in the...

  • Preschoolers can get H1N1 vaccinations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH —The town and Visiting Nurses Association Home Health & Hospice will be holding a regional preschool H1N1 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9 at St. Maximilian Church on Black Point Road. The clinic is open only to children age 6 months to 5 ye...