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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • Birders sought to monitor Evergreen Cemetery in Portland

    PORTLAND — As part of a forestry management plan for the woods at Evergreen Cemetery, the state is looking for volunteer birders to help keep an eye on the cemetery's avian population. The city was awarded funds through the state's Project Canopy program in 2007, and has used more th...

  • Portland High School pairs with community to offer students Global Studies certification

    PORTLAND — A dozen students stayed behind at Portland High School Monday afternoon after their peers left with the ringing of the end-of-school bell. The students were not held back for detention, but stayed voluntarily for a new certification program in Global Studies, believed to b...

  • Portland principal's success at King Middle School merits repeat honor

    PORTLAND — When Michael McCarthy became principal at King Middle School in 1988, the Parkside school was not a place where parents wanted to send their children. "There was a lot of violence and there were low expectations for kids," McCarthy said. "I knew I had to do something dramatic....

  • Planners seek community input on future of Portland's East Bayside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Urban planners from across the nation will be in Portland next week to find out what kind of improvements the community wants to see in East Bayside. In February, Portland was selected as one of seven U.S. cities to win a grant from the American Institute of Architects to tran...

  • Harpswell voters approve $4M budget, pursuit of Brunswick border resolution

    HARPSWELL — For the second consecutive year, Town Meeting voters authorized the town to seek a review of its historical border with Brunswick. But unlike last year, voters on March 20 agreed to help pay for the effort, authorizing $2,500 to assist with legal fees and lobbying expenses to...

  • New executive director at MCOG

    BATH – Jeffrey D. Kobrock, city manager of Gardner for the past nine years, will begin his role as executive director of the Midcoast Council of Governments on Monday, March 22. He previously served as executive director of the Gardiner Board of Trade and as Bucksport’s economi...

  • Good form

    Brook Mitchell, 13, of Bath, plays soccer and lacrosse, but has the form of a javelin thrower while pitching limbs onto a brush fire on Friday, March 12. With temperatures in the 50s, it was a great day to clear up winter's mess.

  • Bath Blarney Days

    Civilian and military personnel join forces in the tug o' war at Blarney Days in downtown Bath on Saturday, March 13.