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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Running for the fallen

    Neil Amidon of York reaches out on Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth to touch a poster honoring Army National Guard Capt. Patrick D. Damon of Falmouth, who died on June 15, 2006, at age 41 while stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. Amidon, a dentist from York, was taking part in Sunday's 59-mile "Run for the ...

  • A formal farewell at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The Navy bid farewell last week to decades in the sky above Maine.

  • Crime busters

    A length of crime scene tape provided the ribbon for area police chiefs and law enforcement officials who opened the new Metropolitan Regional Crime Lab on Wednesday at the Portland Police Department. The $1.5 million forensics lab will be used by officers from Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Portland, Sc...

  • Scarborough development agency wants design standards enforced for Marden's

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. wants the Planning Board to uphold the town's design standards when the board considers an application from Marden's Surplus & Salvage to occupy the former Wal-Mart building on Payne Road. There is added pressure on Scarboro...

  • Cape Elizabeth council kills intersection improvement plan

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After years of debate, Town Councilors voted 4-3 Wednesday night against installing a traffic light at the intersection of Ocean House, Scott Dyer and Shore roads. They also voted to turn down state and federal funding for the project. 4

  • Free flu shots, high school laptop computers to be offered to returning South Portland students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When students go back to school on Wednesday, Sept. 2, many will be returning to safer schools and have more technology at their disposal.  City schools will also offer free immunizations later this fall in an effort to reduce the looming flu threat, which many...

  • Scarborough ballot could include $1M land bond

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters may be asked to authorize borrowing up to $1 million to fund the purchase of conservation land. The Town Council appeared enthusiastic at the first reading last week of an order that would allow the town to place a referendum on the November ballot. If it pass...

  • South Portland council supports Long Creek pedestrian-bicycle bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Land Trust on Monday presented the City Council a feasibility study for a possible pedestrian-bicycle bridge over Long Creek. The feasibility study by Sebago Technics detailed six options for building a bridge that would connect Portland's West End with So...