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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Portland Democratic leadership regroups

    PORTLAND — The Democratic City Committee has a new executive board and is hoping the new composition attracts more involvement from rank-and-file Democrats. Although nearly half the city's enrolled voters are Democrats, the local committee has struggled to find members during the...

  • Peaks Island wind test hits a snag, seeks new source for equipment, analysis

    PORTLAND — After months of wrangling over zoning, two wind power tests in the city will be delayed until a Public Utilities Commission program chooses its next round of recipients for free testing equipment. A test proposed at the East End Community School by the School Department...

  • Seasonal flu vaccination clinics begin throughout southern Maine

    PORTLAND — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Sept. 9 released expanded recommendations for who should receive the seasonal influenza vaccine, and local organizations and businesses are responding by launching seasonal flu clinics throughout southern Maine.

  • New year begins new era for historic Portland synagogue

    PORTLAND — When worshippers attend services for the new Jewish year this weekend at Etz Chaim synagogue, they will bear witness to a vision that has been discussed for the last five years. That long-term vision is to return the 1920s synagogue to its original luster and establish a museum of ...

  • Cumberland company plans statewide registry of deeds Web site

    CUMBERLAND — John Simpson envisions a one-stop Web site in which a researcher can access land records from across the state. The Cumberland company for which he serves as general manager, MacImage of Maine, plans to expand its

  • Regardless of religion, teens recognize Ramadan by giving back in Portland

    PORTLAND — The hallmark of Ramadan, the month-long Muslim religious observance, is daytime fasting. 1

  • Waynflete submits plans for future growth in Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — A private school in the city's West End is looking for approval from the city to create a zone for future growth. The Waynflete Overlay Zone would include the existing school campus and three residential buildings the school could acquire in the future. It also would in...

  • Falmouth police alert residents about burglaries

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department is cautioning residents to be on alert because of a recent increase in burglaries. In the past three weeks, the department said in a press release Friday, there has been an increase in home burglaries, especially between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and car ...