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  • Portland's Christmas tree goes the distance

    A tractor-trailer climbs to the top of Deering Avenue in Portland on Thursday morning on its way to delivering its payload: a Christmas tree for Monument Square. City worker Jay Ash-Cuthbert, left, walks alongside the truck to lift any low-hanging utility lines out of the way, while police keep t...

  • Cape councilors make communication a goal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council met Tuesday to discuss a wide range of goals for the year ahead. A consistent theme in the workshop discussion was the need for more effective communication, from the councilors to the public, the public to councilors, or members of the public w...

  • Fearless flyers

    William Morgan and his 2-year-old son, Eli, of Sebattus, take a ride down the hill at Foreside Recreational Area in Topsham Dec. 29.

  • Business organizations present 'Economic Vision for Scarborough'

    SCARBOROUGH — A year-long collaboration between two local business organizations has culminated in a working blueprint for Scarborough's economic development. And it didn't cost the town a dime. In meetings during the summer of 2008, public policy/economic affairs committees o...

  • Toy buffet

    Christmas came early this year for more than 100 youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club in South Portland, thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers from the Thornton Heights Lions Club, the South Portland Lions Club and the South Portland Patrolmen's Association. Working together, the groups ...

  • South Portland Police try to keep sound wall from becoming graffiti wall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents who live along Interstate 295 are presumably pleased to be seeing their long-awaited sound wall arise between their bedroom windows and the rush of 40,000 vehicles a day.  But if recent weeks are any indication, the wall could come complete with its ow...

  • South Portland Land Trust exploring 'bridge in a backpack' for Long Creek

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Land Trust recently received two grants from the Maine Community Foundation to assist its efforts to build a bike and pedestrian bridge over Long Creek. The grants, totalling more than $6,000, will be used to explore new cost effective bridge desig...

  • Effort underway to hold summer fest at Bug Light Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Resident Edward Rowe recently approached the City Council with an idea: to host a summer event on par with the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a three-day event which organizers say draws about 100,000 attendees a year, rain or shine. The idea has piqued the interest of city...

  • A helping hand

    Sooki learns the ups and downs of skating at Portland's Deering Oaks Pond on Saturday. Heavy rains made for slushy skating on Sunday, but conditions are sure to improve with the approach of much colder weather.

  • Business, hospitality growth highlights for Bath in 2009

    BATH — In a time of economic woes throughout much of the state and country, there's a strong sense of hope in the City of Ships, at least in the eyes of its manager. A new downtown hotel, a new business park phase and an award for Bath's already-celebrated Front Street are a few... 1