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  • November referendum unlikely in Portland on sale of Congress Square Park

    PORTLAND — A nearly 90-minute City Council workshop Monday evening showed there are many directions the future of Congress Square Park could follow. The least likely is the Nov. 4 referendum ballot. “I didn’t hear anybody tonight say they wanted to start that proce...

  • Spark grows for electric vehicles in greater Portland

    PORTLAND — Turning over a new Leaf has worked well for Scarborough resident Marc Lausier. "I can say with confidence that I’ll never own a gas-powered car again,” Lausier said, standing next to his Nissan Leaf outside Revision Energy on Presumpscot Street. Lausier ...

  • Fireworks return to Portland's Eastern Prom for Fourth of July

    PORTLAND — The city is expecting as many as 50,000 people to attend the annual July 4 fireworks show on the Eastern Promenade this weekend. Grucci's of New York, the same fireworks company that put on fireworks shows at the Beijing, Athens and Salt Lake City Olympics, is planning ...

  • Free concert series in Portland's Monument Square to feature only local bands

    PORTLAND — Alive at Five, the outdoor summer concert series in Monument Square, is entering its seventh season with a different attitude. This year, there will be no thunderous sound system pumping out bass lines to be heard all the way up Congress Square. Nor will there will any ...

  • Update: Casco Bay Lines general manager resigns; PUC reviews ticket price hike

    PORTLAND — Catherine Debo, general manager of Casco Bay Lines for the past 2 1/2 years, submitted her resignation last week. At the same time, the state is reviewing the ferry service's request to raise ticket prices. Donna Rockett, president of the Casco Bay Island T... 3

  • RSU 5 budget fails by 79 votes as Pownal, Durham voters balk

    FREEPORT — Voters rejected the Regional School Unit 5 budget by a 79-vote margin Thursday, 661-582. The budget validation referendum held in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on June 25 brought out about 11 percent of registered voters from all three towns. Almost 9 percent of voters ...

  • Heritage Days celebrate Bath's enriched community

    BATH — Eighty is the magic number in this year's Heritage Days celebration, particularly since it's the age of Bath City Hall. "Remembering 80 Years Past ... Planning 80 Years Hence" is the theme of this 37th annual event, which runs Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, Ju...

  • Bubbly in Brunswick

    The foam flies as Amy Warner of the Great Impasta serves champagne to Brunswick Downtown Association member Dave Nadeau during the waitstaff competition at the Taste of Brunswick on June 20. Warner eventually won the contest, part of a charitable event that gave attendees the chance to sample treats...

  • South Portland police to step up OUI enforcement

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department announced that it will increase sobriety checkpoints and patrols throughout the summer, starting this weekend. According to a June 23 press release, drivers with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent who are convicted of operating under the ...

  • Eating for a good cause

    David Turin, left, chef/owner of David's 388 on Cottage Road in South Portland and David's restaurant in Portland, offers ahi tuna tartar Napoleon with coconut chili, white truffle oil and sweet potato goufret at Taste of the Nation at Southern Maine Community College. The annual Share Our Strength ...