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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...

  • Legislative panel endorses base redevelopment bill, Brunswick campus for SMCC

    BRUNSWICK — A bill to assist in the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station received unanimous approval from the Legislature's Business Research Economic Development commi...

  • Controversial cell tower proposal returns to Topsham Planning Board

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board is scheduled on Tuesday, March 16, to again consider a site plan review application for a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. Mariner Tower approached the board last June about building the 103-foot monopole for use by T-Mobile...

  • Former Bath Iron Works labor leaders file new lawsuit against union

    BATH — Four former officers of Bath Iron Works’ largest union filed a lawsuit against the parent of Local S6 on Monday in Maine Superior Court. Michael Keenan, Troy Osgood, Michael Cyr and Cathy London claim they were slandered and defamed by International Association of M...

  • Freeport to negotiate dispatch deals with Cumberland County, Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night authorized Town Manager Dale Olmstead to negotiate terms for consolidation of dispatch services with both Cumberland County and the Brunswick Police Department. The council voted 6-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed. Council Chairm...

  • Proposed school budget shrinks in Freeport, Pownal, Durham, but avoids job, program cuts

    FREEPORT — The first budget presentation in Regional School Unit 5 was rolled out Tuesday night with a 2.7 percent reduction from last year. Superintendent Shannon Welsh said the $597,000 reduction projected in the fiscal 2011 budget was achieved without eliminating educational ...

  • Portland Planning Board likes proposal for Old Port hotel

    PORTLAND — A plan for a mixed-use development at the former Jordan's Meats property on India Street was fast-tracked Tuesday, when the Planning Board decided only minor changes are needed before the proposal goes to a public hearing in April.  Developers said they want to begin ...

  • City Hall art wall

    Liz and Joe DeCourcey of Portland take in the fourth annual exhibit of artwork by city employees and their families at Portland City Hall on March 5. The exhibit, sponsored by the National Arts Program, includes works by nearly 100 employees and family members. The display is open weekdays through M...

  • 4th candidate joins Senate District 11 race

    GRAY — Chris Miller, a Maine Green Independent, announced his candidacy in state Senate District 11. Miller's candidacy creates a four-way contest in the district, which includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Long Island, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Falmouth and Gray. The G...