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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., is in no way connected to their previous ...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Cumberland-Portland firefighter's trial expected in May

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A Cumberland and Portland firefighter accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls is expected to go on trial in May. Craig Rawnsley, 41, faces eight felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four misdemeanor counts, including two for unlawful sexual touching ...

  • Freeport council dispute resolved, but planning process is questioned

    FREEPORT — Town Councilor Genie Beaulieu on Tuesday said she has reached an agreement with Councilor Joe Migliaccio and will not file a lawsuit in Superior Court to try to force him to comply with a Freedom of Access request she made last week. But their disagreement has exposed w...

  • Oxford Aviation hopes Brunswick painting operation will take off

    BOWDOINHAM — Oxford Aviation, which has plans to expand to a redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station, announced Tuesday that it hopes to seek state assistance to grow its aircraft refurbishing business to include painting...

  • Toby Keith may perform at Cumberland Fairgrounds; opposition expected

    CUMBERLAND — Country music star Toby Keith may perform in Cumberland this summer if the Town Council approves a permit for the concert. The council will hear a permit request at its regular council meeting on Monday, April 27, and will hold a special meeting April 29 for final con...

  • Religious freedom, zoning may clash again in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city could again find itself tangled in a question of religious freedom, after ruling that a Washington Avenue building does not meet zoning requirements to be a Muslim house of worship. But the purpose of the building at 978 Washington Ave., which the city believes...

  • Schools wrestle with budget strings attached to laptop computer initiative

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Buying a new laptop computer in these economic times probably isn’t palatable to anyone facing pay cuts, high food and utilities costs, and little hope of improvement within the next year. 2

  • Facilities report notes need to quickly address Portland elementary school inequities

    PORTLAND — A draft report on programming and maintenance needs of the city's school buildings recommends hiring a consultant to review delivery options for the district's stand-alone services and addressing educational inequity in two elementary schools within the next year. The ...

  • Plans would give old Portland school new life

    PORTLAND — The development arm of the Westbrook Housing Authority will present its plans on April 28 to convert the former St. Patrick's School into affordable housing. Westbrook Development Corp. won a conditional zone change on April 6 from the City Council that will allow it t... 1