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  • Downtown Bath playground proposal goes to economic development panel

    BATH — A proposal for a playground and parking area at the vacant former YMCA property on Summer Street is going to the city's Economic Development Committee. The panel will determine to what degree the land can be developed, and how that might impact the plan as presented to the Cit...

  • Portland-based aviation camp turns kids into fliers

    PORTLAND — When Tim Lesiege took over two years ago as director of Portland's Maine ACE Camp, a week-long summer session for aspiring aviators, he was excited about the opportunity to teach kids about all aspects of the aeronautics industry. Lesiege, who every summer takes a wee...

  • South Portland man dies in apparent suicide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A South Portland man died Monday, June 30, in an apparent suicide at a Memory Lane home. Police responded at 10:44 a.m. to a report by a family member that the 62-year-old man had barricaded himself inside the home's garage and was threatening to kill himself with a ...

  • Brunswick Sewer District uses electric car to map system

    BRUNSWICK — Expect to see a small, white, nearly silent two-seat electric vehicle cruising the streets of Brunswick this summer.  It's not the Google Maps car, but it's close.  The Brunswick Sewer District intends to use the car to help create a detail-rich map ...

  • Endangered birds not expected to impede Scarborough River dredging

    SCARBOROUGH — Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed last week that endangered piping plovers living on town beaches will likely not "be adversely affected" by the Scarborough River dredging, set to restart this fall. The dredge was slated to begin last wint...

  • South Portland Police Dept. class emphasizes self-defense for women

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Women living in cities experience fear on an almost daily basis.  But that fear is a gift, police Officer Linda Barker told her self-defense class on June 27, because a woman's intuition can save her life. The South Portland Police Department recentl...

  • Freeport, Chebeague plan July Fourth celebrations

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — With the atmosphere of a barbecue and the music of a reggae festival, the fourth annual Chebeague Chebang is expected to draw crowds of up to 700 people on Friday. Caitlin Prentice of the Chebeague Island Inn, where the event is held, said people come fro...

  • Organizers delay Topsham 250th anniversary weekend to October

    TOPSHAM — The town's 250th anniversary weekend bash, originally planned for the middle of July, has been postponed to Columbus Day weekend. In part because of competing events, "We couldn't generate the activities, and the people to get the activities off the ground," Steve Edmondson...

  • Portland School Department ed techs accept wage freeze

    PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday approved a new contract with the department's educational technicians that freezes wages for the coming year. The contract does provide, however, a retroactive 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment, plus step increases for the past school year...

  • METRO eyes July 2015 for launch of 4-town commuter bus

    FREEPORT — The Greater Portland Transit District will seek formal approval next month for a new express bus service from Portland to Freeport, with stops in Falmouth, Cumberland, and Yarmouth. The proposal was introduced in a June 26 meeting between METRO transit district representat...