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  • Zoning request for Fore Street in Portland draws building height questions

    PORTLAND — A Nov. 18 waterfront stroll provided city Planning Board members and the public a chance to envision the future of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. "We did the site walk to get a sense of scale of the site and what proposed heights would look like," property own...

  • Cape Elizabeth eases restrictions on students who fail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has changed its extracurricular activities eligibility criteria so students will endure less-severe punishments for academic failure. The policy on student use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other prohibited substances was also modified to spec...

  • South Portland family offers reward for return of pilfered pumpkins

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Colchester Drive family is offering a $100 reward for the return of two giant, home-grown pumpkins. Linda Stocks said a 70-pound pumpkin was stolen from their porch sometime last week, and a 90-pound pumpkin was stolen at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 29. ...

  • Brain injury survivor to share her story

    SCARBOROUGH — Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne, author of "Parenting Myself: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury," will discuss her book at the Scarborough Public Library at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. Chronicling Chadbourne's two-decade recovery from the brain injury she suffer...

  • On the New Meadows in Bath

    Paul Lambert examines his quahog catch on the New Meadows River earlier this week in Bath

  • Bath marks climate action day

    People concerned about climate change turned out on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Waterfront Park in Bath to ask how high the Kennebec River will rise as temperatures go up. The event was part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action; scientists say 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide is the s...

  • Marsh supporters host annual auction, dinner

    SCARBOROUGH — The Friends of Scarborough Marsh invites the public to attend its annual auction and dinner at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on Black Point Road. Featuring a buffet prepared by Express Events, a cash bar, silent and live auctions and cre...

  • Brunswick library to hold children's book sale

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends is hosting the 4th annual Children's Book Sale at Curtis Memorial Library on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The sale features books for children between preschool and middle school ages, and includes tapes and DVDs. All items are priced between 50 cent...

  • Bath Iron Works scores $1B for destroyer in defense bill

    BATH — Both houses of Congress have approved the final Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal 2010, which includes $1 billion for a destroyer expected to be worked on at Bath Iron Works. The office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced passage on Oct. 22 of the bill, whic...

  • Bowdoin College opens Maine St. Station store

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College's new book and gift store at Maine Street Station opens Friday, Oct. 30 – just in time for Parents Weekend. The College Store, at the corner of Maine Street and Station Avenue, will be the first retail business to open at Maine Street Station, a $23....