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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Wrestling, baseball share spotlight at 13th Maine Jewish Film Festival

    PORTLAND — Maine's annual celebration of Jewish film will feature talks with visiting directors and a larger venue this year. The 13th annual Maine Jewish Film Festival begins Saturday, March 20, with a reception at Greenhut Galleries followed by a screening of the Oscar-nominated fi...

  • Hotel owner sues Brunswick over tax rebate for Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — A local hotel owner is suing the town over information used to justify a tax rebate plan for the developer of Maine Street Station and a proposed 54-room inn. Peter Anastos, a Yarmouth resident and principal owner of of the Maine Course Hospitality Group in Freeport, file...

  • No arrests in armed invasion of South Portland home

    SOUTH PORTLAND — No arrests have been made in connection with an armed home invasion that took place last week at a Broadway home. Police said three men in their late-teens or early 20s entered the home at 58 Broadway at about 7:30 p.m. on March 4 wearing bandannas over their faces. ...

  • South Portland hotel fire blamed on fuel tank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A fire that gutted a hotel room and damaged five others was ruled accidental by the state fire marshal's office. Investigators said the March 4 fire at the Knight's Inn on Main Street started when a propane tank exploded at 9 a.m., causing burns to the face and arms ...

  • Orr's & Bailey's Island FD receives $42K federal grant

    HARPSWELL — The Orr's & Bailey's Islands Fire Department will receive a more than $42,700 grant for training equipment and facility modifications, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Collins, the ranking member of the Senate Homeland ...

  • Dancing the night away

    Trish Moulton, right, of Dance Studio of Maine leads a hip hop session during last weekend's sixth annual "STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon" at USM's Sullivan Gym in Portland. The 14-hour event raises money to support STRIVE, a local nonprofit that provides social, educational and employment training pro...

  • Cape Elizabeth teachers offer salary cut to help balance budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The teachers union on March 9 announced its members are willing to work a day without pay as a way to help bridge a budget gap that could otherwise require elimination of more than a dozen jobs. Dwight Ely, president of the Cape Elizabeth Education Association, said ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth council accepts flat municipal budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Manager Michael McGovern presented an $8.5 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 to the Town Council Monday night with no tax increases, no spending increases and no reductions in service. "We must be the envy of a lot of other communities," he said....