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  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by singer Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appear...

  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Storm surge

    An off-shore storm and a full moon always brings high tides along the coast, but not often on Kennebec Street in Portland. Motorists driving past the Whole Foods store on Saturday, Jan. 2, had to cope with more than a foot of standing water near the intersection with Franklin Arterial.

  • Veterans Memorial Bridge southbound to be closed Thursday night for repairs

    PORTLAND — The southbound lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed the night of Thursday, Jan. 7, so crews can fix a failing bridge joint. The Maine Department of Transportation said motorists should use the Fore River Parkway on-ramp and Exit 5 to access Interstate 295 so...

  • Transformation of former hotel, college dormitory in downtown Portland nearly complete

    PORTLAND — The west end of the Arts District should soon experience an influx of residents, when a former college dormitory on Congress Street reopens as a completely renovated apartment complex. The building at

  • Classes resume at Portland middle school after threat of violence, lock-down

    PORTLAND — Lyman Moore Middle School was locked down for more than two hours Monday morning after discovery of  a threat of mass violence at the school. Principal Lee Crocker said a student reported finding a "threatening note indicating the presence of a weapon" in a restroom a...

  • Cape officials to host open space meeting

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town officials have invited residents of the Leighton Farms and Cross Hill neighborhoods to a meeting Jan. 7 to discuss access to town-owned open space. At a Town Council meeting held in November, councilors voted 7-0 to have resident Phillip O'Hearn remove part...

  • Baldacci announces nominees to Brunswick base agency, omits Brown

    BRUNSWICK — The town's chief executive won't be among those serving on the agency overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. Gov. John Baldacci on Thursday announced nominations to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. Despite endorsements from the Town Council...

  • Updated: Lobsterman drowns in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — Authorities say they may never know exactly how a lobsterman who died Dec. 31 ended up in the 40-degree waters of Quahog Bay. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Christopher M. Hanna, 27, of Bath, drowned after falling from the Emily & Logan, a two-man lo...

  • It takes two

    Carleigh Steele, 9, of New Gloucester, gets a helping hand Saturday, Dec. 19, from her older sister, Danielle, a student at the University of Maine at Orono, during their first opportunity to skate this season on Orland H. Blake Pond in Yarmouth.