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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Waving the flag

    Rachel Currie, right, watches with her friends, Chelsea Morin and Dylan West, as a color guard passes on Ocean Street during the South Portland Memorial Day parade on May 25. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • Carrying the colors

    A U.S. Navy color guard marches down Main Street in Topsham during Monday's Memorial day parade. (Keith Spiro photo)

  • Bowdoin celebrates

    Nearly 450 students from around the world graduated from Bowdoin College on May 24, including 51 from Maine. (Roger S. Duncan photo)

  • SAD 51 plans 2nd school budget vote June 16 in Cumberland, North Yarmouth

    CUMBERLAND — After official election returns confirmed a deadlocked vote in Tuesday's School Administrative District 51 budget validation vote, school officials are working to schedule a second referendum. Initial results late Tuesday night showed the votes tied, with Cumberland a...

  • Scarborough grapples with affordable housing

    SCARBOROUGH —The Scarborough Housing Alliance is concerned that home prices are out of reach for many of those who work for or in the town. Even affordable units, which builders are required to construct to gain a density bonus incentive, are based on too high an income level, all...

  • Scarborough racino PAC pays penalty, will not appeal Ethics Commission ruling

    SCARBOROUGH — A political action committee formed last year to support a failed attempt to bring a racino to Scarborough has decided not to appeal a penalty levied by the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. The commission in late March fined the Scarbo...

  • South Portland store says sex toys will stay, despite city's attempt at restrictions

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An attorney for Spencer Gifts on Wednesday said his client will not have to change its practices, despite tighter restrictions being proposed by the city on adult-themed businesses. The City Council on Tuesday night reviewed changes to its adult amusement store o...

  • Service monument, Comp Plan to be funded in South Portland's capital improvement budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A monument honoring military service members planned for Mill Creek Park and citywide comprehensive planning efforts would would get a total $50,000 in city funding under the proposed $7.9 million capital improvements budget for fiscal 2010. Environmental protect...