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  • South Portland cafe to take its reality-TV bow

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For two months, the Fogg family has had to keep quiet about what went on behind closed doors during a reality-TV makeover of Uncle Andy's Diner. But on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10 p.m., they'll relive the restaurant's turbulent remodeling, along with a nation...

  • Brunswick police, firefighters rescue woman who jumped from bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police pulled a woman from the Androscoggin River late Tuesday afternoon after she jumped from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. Maine State Police notified Brunswick police at 5:43 p.m. that a woman called 911 from the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge and told them sh...

  • Playtime paradise

    Portland last week officially opened the William A. Goodman Playspace at Deering Oaks Park, where kids can run, jump, rock, slide, swing and climb. Here, 2-year-old Finn gets a little help from his mother jumping off a rocking lobster. The play area, named after the city engineer who designed the pa...

  • No contests in Freeport elections a day before deadline for nominations

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers for seats on the Town Council, Water District Board of Trustees and Sewer District Board of Trustees were due Wednesday, Sept. 9, but by Tuesday afternoon, not all papers had been returned. There are three council seats up for election in November. Incumbent Di...

  • North Yarmouth to celebrate ‘homegrown’ Fun Day

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth's annual Fun Day celebration has been going strong for more than 25 years, and it's back this weekend with a "homegrown" theme. "We are sort of looking at what's going on around us in our state, and in our country, and seeing that pe...

  • Parenting herself: Cumberland woman’s book recounts recovery from brain injury

    CUMBERLAND — Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne doesn't remember the bicycle accident that caused her traumatic brain injury two decades ago, but she recalls the struggles and triumphs of her road back to recovery, a journey she shares in a new book. "Parenting Myself: Recovery fr... 1

  • Casco Bay Lines fares go down

    PORTLAND — Passenger ticket prices for Casco Bay Lines decreased this month. The price of an adult ticket to Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Diamond Cove, Long Island, Chebeague Island and Cliff Island dropped 50 cents. Tickets for senior cit...

  • Municipal association takes stand against TABOR II, excise tax initiative

    AUGUSTA — A non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides assistance to local governments will oppose the Excise Tax initiative and TABOR II in a series of public presentations throughout the state. As towns throughout Maine struggle with whether to take an official position on...

  • Pier owners propose allowing more non-marine uses on Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND — Allowing non-marine uses on first floors, relaxing parking requirements and allowing for larger buildings along Commercial Street are some of the zoning changes proposed by a group of pier owners. Property owners in the Waterfront Central Zone, which includes the wharve...

  • Alliance urges southern Maine schools to be sensitive to Jewish High Holidays

    PORTLAND — The Jewish Community Alliance is formally asking school districts in Cumberland and York counties to limit new classroom lessons and social activities on the Jewish High Holidays. JCA Executive Director Emily Chaleff said a letter sent to school officials is a proactiv...