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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Incoming school chief holds community forums

    PORTLAND — The incoming superintendent of schools will begin holding community forums this week to introduce himself and probe the community about its vision for Portland's public school system. James Morse, who will become Portland's superintendent in July, has already met with ...

  • New summer hours for dogs on South Portland's Willard Beach take effect May 1

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Friday, May 1, the new summer restrictions for dogs on Willard Beach go into effect. Those restrictions have changed from previous summers when dogs were allowed to run off-leash between 6 a.m and 9 a.m. From May 1  to Sept. 30, off-leash access f...

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Update: Freeport Police say boy found on I-295 played a prank

    FREEPORT — Police say a boy found walking along I-295 this morning was playing a prank. Freeport Police Chief Gerald Schofield said the boy's prank "tied up a lot of people's time and resources," but that the situation could have been worse. The boy has be...

  • New Scarborough Wal-Mart opens this week

    SCARBOROUGH —The new Wal-Mart store in Scarborough will open to the public on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 a.m., following a 7 a.m. grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration featuring local officials and music from a Scarborough elementary school chorus. The 208,000-square-foot ...

  • Historic crossing

    Runners cross the Swinging Bridge from Brunswick to Topsham for the first time ever during the sixth annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 19. In previous years runners couldn't use the 116-year-old bridge, which was in desperate need of repair. Nick Scott of Boothbay Harbor won this year's ra...

  • Scarborough committee to look at zoning changes with rural residents

    SCARBOROUGH — The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee wants to include land owners in the process of formulating zoning changes for the town's rural areas. On Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. CPIC will hold a meeting at Town Hall with landowners who live in the RF (rural r...

  • Bath eyes density bonus for smart-growth projects

    BATH — Projects in the city's densest residential zone that are built as smart growth and green developments could eventually be allowed to have higher densities than currently allowed, City Planner Jim Upham said this week.