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  • Portland police investigate apparent homicide

    PORTLAND — An unidentified man was killed Friday night in what police believe was a homicide on Brighton Avenue. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were called at 9:05 p.m. to 214 Brighton Ave., where they found the victim. The address is the Princeton Village apartments...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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