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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Update: No charges against Yarmouth boy found walking on I-295

    FREEPORT — Police are unsure what led a 13-year-old boy to walk along Interstate 295 Monday morning, but said he will be evaluated to determine if a medical condition was involved. The Yarmouth teenager, dressed only in black wind pants and a maroon NASCAR bathrobe, was picked ...

  • Volunteers participate in statewide vernal pool mapping

    FREEPORT — Volunteers in 13 towns from Scarborough to Orono are participating in a statewide project to map vernal pools in their communities. The Maine Vernal Pool Mapping Project will help determine the location, size and significance of vernal pools for town planning offices.

  • Community group to host forum on Yarmouth's needs, resources

    YARMOUTH — A new group called Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, or YarmouthCAN, will host a Community Night on Monday, May 11, to discuss the needs of the town.

  • Falmouth council election attracts 4 candidates; School Board uncontested

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates have returned nomination papers for the Falmouth Town Council election this spring. Fred Chase, of 5 Stagecoach Road, and Mark Soule, of 42 Johnson Road, will challenge two incumbents, Chairman Will Armitage and Vice Chairman Joe Wrobleski. Armitage and ...

  • Update: Health, public safety officials urge swine flu calm

    PORTLAND — A group of regional public health officials, emergency responders and doctors said Tuesday afternoon that they are ready for any massive outbreak of the swine flu that has killed nearly 150 people in Mexico and sickened dozens in the U.S. and other countries. At a pres...

  • Portland budget expected to get panel's nod

    PORTLAND — The Finance Committee was expected Tuesday night to forward a $189 million city budget to the full City Council for approval. The committee instructed city staff to find $137,000 in cuts to the budget City Manager Joe Gray proposed earlier this month, in order to keep t...

  • Shooting victim not unknown to Portland police

    PORTLAND — Police say David Okot, the man officers shot and killed over the weekend, had more than 50 documented contacts with police and at least eight arrests and convictions. Okot's family also once filed a lawsuit claiming excessive use of force by police against Okot.

  • Vandals tag Riverton school in Portland

    PORTLAND — When teachers, parents and students returned to Riverton Elementary School from vacation on Monday they were greeted with evidence of what the principal called the worst case of vandalism the school has experienced. Vandals tagged all areas of the school that were not ...