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  • Where in the world is Col. Ezekiel Cushing (buried)? South Portland, most likely

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Long before there was Bug Light Park, or even the city of South Portland, there was a prominent colonial man who dominated local history: Col. Ezekiel Cushing.  What is now Bug Light Park once hosted Cushing's prosperous West Indian trade center and home. T...

  • Brunswick to create 6 affordable apartments

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Housing Authority intends to add six apartments of affordable housing on Spring Street, after receiving a nearly half-million-dollar grant to purchase the property.  Executive Director John Hodge on Monday thanked the Town Council for sponsoring th...

  • Subsidy cut leaves $500K hole in Cape Elizabeth school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — If the state subsidy to schools is approved as currently proposed for fiscal 2010, the School Department will lose more than $500,000 in funding compared with this year's budget. The subsidy is proposed by the state at just below $2.6 million. The total school exp...

  • Correction

    A March 26 story about a Cumberland Girl Scout's work with Portland Power Yoga incorrectly reported the type of yoga practiced at the studio. It is Power Vinyasa yoga.

  • Power plant

    Warren Roos of Kettle Cove Road was the first to install a residential wind turbine in Cape Elizabeth after ordinance changes last year. Since November, Roos said, it has generated 40 percent of the home's electricity.

  • Investigator to probe South Portland layoffs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has agreed to work with an outside investigator looking into the layoffs of five veteran city employees.  The decision came less than week after one of the former employees submitted her own report to the city manager and mayor and nearly a week before s...

  • Madeline Point plan OK'd by Yarmouth Planning Board

    YARMOUTH — Although it did not discuss project costs, the Planning Board has approved an amended version of a pier and float project at Madeline Point. The project includes the construction of the pier and float system, a drop-off and turn-around area, parking along the access ro...

  • SAD 75, Brunswick eye special ed collaboration

    TOPSHAM — The special education directors of School Administrative District 75 and Brunswick want to combine their programs by 2013.

  • Brunswick could be master tenant of train station

    Council to decide if town should negotiate with developer BRUNSWICK — The town could end up holding the keys to the 2,100-square-foot train station and welcome center at the $23 million Maine Street Station project. Brunswick is already a partner in the projec...

  • Maine Mall tax appeal delayed

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An administrative hearing scheduled for April 8 in Augusta for the owners of the Maine Mall to appeal their 2006 property tax bill has been delayed. Attorneys for the mall's owners, General Growth Properties, and the city are working to rescheduled the hearing, wh...