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  • Drivers, residents savor 1-year respite from Route 1 truck traffic

    FREEPORT — As a truck driver for 14 years, Herman Hughes of Leeds has had to regularly maneuver his 100,000-pound, six-axle truck around Route 1medians in Yarmouth, tourists in Freeport and traffic in Falmouth to deliver gasoline. Because his heavy truck was not allowed on Interstate...

  • Girl, 6, hospitalized after being hit by truck in Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — A 6-year-old girl suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries after she was run over by a Central Maine Power Co. truck Jan. 15. According to Portland Police Capt. Ted Ross, the accident happened at 4:55 p.m. at the corner of Pine and Brackett streets in the West End. The ...

  • Portland arts education gets boost from Kennedy Center

    PORTLAND — The public schools and Portland Ovations have been accepted as partners by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts' Partner in Education Program. The Portland...

  • Bus service seeks public input on proposed fare hikes in Portland, Falmouth, Westbrook

    PORTLAND — The board of directors of the bus service in Portland, Falmouth and Westbrook has scheduled three public hearings to discuss proposed fare increases. The Metro board is considering raising the price of a single fare to $1.50 from $1.25; a 10-ride book from $11 to $14; and a mo...

  • Effort underway to tackle food insecurity in Cumberland County

    PORTLAND — A coalition of about 40 public, private and non-profit organizations is working to increase accessibility to food for those who need it. The coalition has launched the Campaign to Promote Food Security, an effort to ensure food access for vulnerable populations throughout Cumb...

  • New trail planned for Portland's Eastern Promenade

    PORTLAND — Friends of the Eastern Promenade is leading an effort to build a proper trail from the Loring Memorial down to the Eastern Promenade Trail near Marginal Way. The Loring Trail would replace a well-worn path that currently cuts up the steep hill and resembles a ravine. In ad...

  • IRS offers Saturday help for some taxpayers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Internal Revenue Service will open offices in South Portland and Augusta on Saturday, Jan. 30, to provide assistance to taxpayers eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The additional office hours are for those taxpayers who cannot make regular business hours...

  • Clean-up continues after ammonia leak forces evacuation of Portland neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Crews were expected to finish cleaning up contamination at a cold storage facility by midweek, following an ammonia leak that forced the evacuation of about 75 homes for several hours on Friday, Jan. 22. Firefighters responded to the report of an ammonia leak at AmeriCold ...