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  • Portland landlord pleads not guilty in fire that killed 6

    PORTLAND — The owner of a Noyes Street home that burned last November, killing six people, pleaded not guilty Friday in Cumberland County Superior Court to six counts of manslaughter and four counts of violation of the life safety code Gregory Nisbet, 49, of 124 Noyes St., was

  • Cape Elizabeth hosts 6,500 runners for 18th TD Beach to Beacon 10K

    A pack of elite runners leads about 6,500 Beach to Beacon participants from the starting line Saturday, Aug. 1, in Cape Elizabeth.

  • Harpswell seeks Congressional help with FEMA deadline on flood map appeal

    HARPSWELL — The town is seeking help from Maine’s Congressional delegation in submitting new information for its appeal of portions of a new flood zone designation proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An Aug. 31 letter from FEMA to the town, responding to t...

  • Democrat Bullens withdraws from Senate District 11 race, backs independent Woodbury

    CUMBERLAND — Democrat Cindy Bullens announced her withdrawal from the state Senate District 11 race on Wednesday and threw her support behind the campaign of independent Richard Woodbury. Her decision reduces the field to three candidates. “Six months ago I became a...

  • Lawsuit threat spurs Freeport to cement dispatch deal with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The threat of a lawsuit has prompted the Town Council to move toward enacting an ordinance to codify the town's emergency dispatch consolidation agreement with Brunswick. Councilors on Tuesday night also put several Town Charter amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot. They includ...

  • Maine House candidates spar over transportation issues, Brunswick base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — The three candidates in Maine House District 66 aired their views on transportation policy and redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station Monday during the second of three forums. The final forum, covering health care and education, was scheduled for Wednesday. The...

  • Freeport ballot has contests for council, sewer district

    FREEPORT — There will be two contested races in the Nov. 2 municipal election, one for an at-large seat on the Town Council and another for two seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees. Two residents have returned nomination papers for the council and three will vie for the Sewe...

  • Doing good on 9/11

    Rob Ellis, Jamie Cragnolime and Christie Van Kanegan paint over graffitti on a building in Portland's Deering Oaks Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. They were among 60 people who participated in a National Day of Service & Remembrance event organized by the city and Hour Exchange Portland on the ninth ann...

  • Falmouth council lukewarm on energy recommendations

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has taken the first step recommended by the Green Ribbon Commission, a group charged with making climate protection recommendations for the town, and passed a resolution in support of the overall plan. But During Monday night's meeting, councilors unanimou...

  • Racing for the cure

    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research since its inception in 1982. Sunday's 5K race and walk at Payson Park was the first in Portland, attended by more than 1,300 people. It raised more than $100,000.