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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Public Utilities Commission delays vote on probe of Casco Bay Lines

    PORTLAND — The Maine Public Utilities Commission wants more information from the public and Casco Bay Lines before it decides whether to open an investigation into last year's fare hikes by the ferry operator. The commission was expected to vote Monday, Jan. 25, on a recommendation f...

  • $63.1M bid to replace Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Only three companies submitted bids to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Transportation said the lowest bid was submitted by Reed & Reed Construction, which said the project could be completed for $63.1 million. La...

  • Art dealer/wrestler to lead auction for school

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay High School will hold a benefit auction Saturday for Project Graduation, featuring about 50 chairs painted by parents, students and local artists. The “Have A Seat” auction will be held Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. at The Maine Studios, 225 Presumpscot St. ...

  • Mayor: Portland rises to the challenge of aid for Haiti

    PORTLAND — Mayor Nicholas Mavodones Jr. last week encouraged all residents to do whatever they could to help victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 14. People apparently took the message to heart. On Jan. 21, city officials partnered with WGME and the School Department t...

  • 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...