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  • Portland promenade goes red for the 4th

    Portland's Eastern Promenade turns red Saturday night, the Fourth of July, as fireworks explode above the thousands of people gathered to celebrate Independence Day at the city's annual Stars & Stripes Spectacular.

  • South Portland renews concern about contamination from dry cleaner

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For at least 25 years, a harmful chemical has existed in soil beneath and air around Pratt-Abbott Cleaners at Broadway and Cottage Road. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recorded tetrachloroethylene contamination in the late 1980s and again in 20...

  • Revised school honor code gets initial OK from Yarmouth School Committee

    YARMOUTH — With the help of students, parents, administrators and coaches, the school honor code has been revised to emphas...

  • Correction

    A story in the Aug. 11-13 editions should have said the tuition received by Aucocisco School for each elementary student is $26,425.

  • Veranda Street on-ramp shutdown extended

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 295, which was scheduled to reopen by Sept. 1, is now expected to be closed until early October. The ramp is closed for safety reasons during bridge work and lane closures on I-295. Alternate routes are the I-295 e...

  • Candidates challenged to back open government

    PORTLAND — The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition sent pledge forms this week to every candidate for state office, asking them to support open government and public access. The MFOIC will post the names of candidates who sign the pledge at

  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...

  • Gaelic for 'horse': Falmouth pasture becomes Capall Creek Farm

    FALMOUTH — Kevin Smith is a self-described sports fanatic, particularly golf and hockey, who never imagined he would own a horse farm. But when his daughter Abby fell in love with horses and began training with Amy Sterling, it seems fate intervened. Not long after they met, S...

  • Annual ALS walk Sept. 11 in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual walk to raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be held at the Baxter Boulevard entrance of Payson Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. ALS, known more commonly as ...