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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • Fired Portland High School custodian pleads not guilty to assaulting student, seeks trial

    PORTLAND — The attorney representing a former Portland High School custodian accused of assaulting a student says he is confident his client will be exonerated. Attorney Stephen Schwartz said he entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday, Jan. 7, in Cumberland County Superior Court on ...

  • Scarborough Winterfest fuel

    Scarborough Public Works employee Steve Quirk unloaded several truckloads of wooden pallets on Monday, stacking them next to the town skating rink. Quirk's work will be much appreciated on Saturday, Jan. 16, during the annual Winterfest celebration on and around the rink, when chilly participants wi...

  • South Portland shooting death the result of sex play with guns, drugs

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County Superior Court jury on Monday heard opening statements and graphic testimony about the accidental shooting death of a 50-year-old South Portland resident. Malcom Bruce Lavallee-Davidson, 50, of Skowhegan, faces a manslaughter charge for shooting and kil...

  • Portland considers hourly parking for some West End streets

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee next week will discuss whether two streets in the West End that currently have unrestricted parking should be changed to two-hour zones. City Councilor David Marshall, who represents the West End, said changing parking rules on Spruce Street and a ...

  • Bath museum showcases 'Big Ships, Big Cargoes' in latest exhibit

    BATH – While the term “burden” tends to reflect something onerous or weighty, in the case of seafaring vessels it’s a great compliment. “Some Burdensome: Big Ships, Big Cargoes,” the Maine Maritime Museum’s newest exhibit, runs through June 28. The...

  • Close call in Freeport

    Firefighters from Freeport, Durham, Yarmouth and Brunswick responded to a garage fire Sunday afternoon, Jan. 10, on Wardtown Road in Freeport. The blaze was contained to the garage, sparing a nearby house.

  • Activities for all ages added to Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Portland

    PORTLAND — There will be expanded programming for kids this year as part of the local NAACP branch's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 18. This year marks the 29th annual breakfast celebration in honor of the murdered civil rights leader. And while the traditional speakers ...

  • South Portland council OKs $35K e-mail upgrade

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A $35,000 upgrade to the city's e-mail system should make it easier for city officials to comply with information requests filed under the Freedom of Access Act. The new system, approved by a 6-0 City Council vote on Monday night, will automatically archive incoming ...