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  • Portland man injured in Brunswick I-295 crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Portland man was seriously injured Thursday morning after losing control of his car on the exit 28 ramp from Interstate 295, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a press release. Christopher Doran, 35, suffered head injuries and was taken...

  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Follow the light

    Light trails from a passing fishing boat headed out to sea point the way to Spring Point Light in South Portland, recently decorated for the holidays.

  • Climbing practice

    Gov. John Baldacci, center left, watches from below with David Harrison as Justin Alberico of Skowhegan prepares to demonstrate the finer points of rappelling on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Harrison Shrader Enterprises-Gould Training Facility in South Portland. A group of Mainers were being trained to work ...

  • Bath firefighter a candidate for Maine House

    BATH — Mike Clarke, a captain in the Fire Department, announced last week that he will run for the Maine House District 62 seat. The office is held by four-term Rep. Thom Watson, D-Bath, who has reached his term limit. Clarke is a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of t...

  • Bath to hold holiday open house, window contest

    BATH — Downtown Bath is the place to express some holiday spirit on Friday, Dec. 18. A "Holiday Open House" evening will be held, with stores remaining open until 8 p.m. The lobbies of First Federal Savings, KeyBank, Bath Savings Institution and The Kennebec Co. at the Cust...

  • Residents pressure Scarborough officials to reject Pine Point motel plan

    SCARBOROUGH — If e-mail chatter is any indication, the Planning Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, may be a standing-room-only affair. On the agenda once again is the Lighthouse Motel owners' request for approval of a reconfigured parking lot. Members of the Pine Point Residen...

  • Scarborough faces school, municipal budget woes

    SCARBOROUGH — In a meeting described as cordial and productive, school officials sat down last week with municipal leaders to discuss possibilities for finding $1.13 million to cover the state curtailment to the school budget. And, while the subject did not come up, they later acknowl...

  • South Portland mulls school furlough day, but needs state, union approval

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board unanimously voted to change the school calendar to preserve the possibility of a furlough day to meet anticipated budget cuts from the state.  The board voted to change Jan. 15 to a regular student day. The teacher in-service day originally sche...

  • South Portland to launch Sister City initiative; schools to focus on budget cuts, high school renovations

    Tom Coward delivers his inaugural address after the City Council unanimously elected him as mayor for 2010.