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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Family Arts Day in Brunswick

    Katie Sullivan, 4, and brother Nathaniel, 3, are very serious about their work on a mural at the Family Arts Day on the mall in Brunswick on Saturday, Sept. 26. The annual event was sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance.

  • Bar, restaurant cited in South Portland alcohol sting

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An east-end bar and a west-end restaurant were cited by South Portland police for serving alcohol to minors. Sgt. Steven Webster said in a press release that the Spring Point Tavern, on Benjamin Pickett Street near Southern Maine Community College, and Pom's Thai...

  • Scarborough candidates to answer questions in televised forum

    SCARBOROUGH — Once again this fall, the Scarborough Community Chamber will give Town Council, Board of Education and Scarborough Sanitary District candidates an evening in the spotlight during its 12th annual Candidates Night. Moderated by Kevin Freeman, the event will be televise...

  • Cape Elizabeth library fundraiser promises good reads, sweet treats

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Thomas Memorial Library book and bake sale will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10. According to Valerie Hall, of the Friends of the Thomas Memorial Library board of directors, the event is the only fundraiser for the library. "The t...

  • South Portland to quiz residents on municipal services; armory proposal advances

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In early November, about 10 percent of the city's residents will be invited to participate in an online survey about public services provided by local government. The City Council reviewed the questionnaire at a workshop on Monday night, where they also discussed...

  • Scarborough GOP hosts candidate Mills

    SCARBOROUGH — The town Republican Committee invites the public to hear state Sen. Peter Mills, a gubernatorial candidate, at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at Town Hall. Mills, a Farmington Republican, also ran unsuccessfully in the last party primary for governor.  For more information...

  • Scarborough pitches new plan to alleviate Payne Road traffic woes

    SCARBOROUGH — A plan that would reduce traffic and speeds on Payne Road southwest of Haigis Parkway without limiting access could solve a long-standing debate between residents who live on the road and nearby businesses. Town Manager Tom Hall said the plan would be cheaper and mor...

  • New Walgreens looms large in appearance, and importance, for Scarborough's Oak Hill

    Workers place a brick facade on the Walgreens pharmacy under construction at Oak Hill in Scarborough. The building is between 35 and 40 feet from Route 1, which some residents say is too close to the road.