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  • Speed-enforcement grant expires in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A recent grant for the Police Department to enforce speed laws has come to an end. The department was awarded the $10,000 grant by the Bureau of Highway Safety in January. According to a press release, the covered overtime costs for officers. During the nine mo...

  • Portland hotel fire leads to 2nd arson indictment

    PORTLAND — A 19-year-old woman is the second person indicted for arson from a Dec. 14, 2013 fire at the Hampton Inn at 209 Fore St. Olivia Richards, formerly of Cumberland Avenue, faces a Class A arson charge after a Cumberland County grand jury handed up an indictment Sept. 5.

  • TABOR up for vote a second time

    Maine voters will again decide whether to impose strict spending caps on state government, two years after a similar measure was narrowly defeated. The proposal, known as a taxpayer's bill of rights, or TABOR II, will appear as Question 4 on the Nov. 3 ballot. The concep...

  • Voters to decide on medical marijuana dispensaries

    Medical marijuana is already legal in Maine, but for patients with recommendations from their doctor allowing its use, growing their own is the only legal way to supply themselves. Question 5 on the Nov. 3 ballot would legalize nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries, which would b...

  • Open house at ecomaine

    Four-year-old Brady Lee, left, of Saco, and Ursula Elmquist, 2, of South Portland, race their dump trucks down a track atop the ecomaine landfill in Portland on Oct. 10 as part of an open house at the facility. Guided tours highlighted the various stages of trash treatment at the 240-acre site.

  • Scarborough council gets Payne Road recommendation

    SCARBOROUGH — Planning staff Wednesday backed the most recent of eight suggested intersection redesigns to control traffic along Payne Road southwest of Haigis Parkway. The plan recommended at a special Town Council meeting would create a new, 550-foot spur of Payne Road  that w...

  • South Portland council eyes city-wide green building standards

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council signaled support Wednesday night for a new ordinance that would require energy-efficient certification for some building projects, but did not move forward a specific proposal. Instead, councilors are planning to hold a panel discussion with an ex...

  • Beginning of a wish in Scarborough

    Four-year-old Kyle St. Clair of Scarborough is a big train buff. So when Make-A-Wish volunteers Teresa Canty and Nicole Matushenko went to his house Monday, Oct. 12, with details about the trip to Walt Disney World they arranged for Kyle and his family, they also organized a ride on the Bayley's Cam...

  • Scarborough welcomes business promising 125 jobs

    SCARBOROUGH — A ceremony Wednesday attended by state and local officials marked the opening of the first PlumChoice regional training and support center in Maine and the company's first expansion from its Billerica, Mass., headquarters. ...

  • Bath Fire Department open house

    Firefighter paramedic Jim Perry helps Abigail Brinson, 4, out the back window of the smoke trailer on Oct. 8 at the Fire Department open house in Bath. The Brunswick Fire Department provided the trailer to teach kids that smoke is as dangerous as fire and can be scary, but if you keep low to the gro...