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  • Governor sees state's stock rising with Maine-branded NASCAR ride

    PORTLAND — Alongside logos for nationally known brands like Hertz Rent-a-Car and Toyota, emblems for the state of Maine and several of its local companies will be seen zipping around a Kentucky racetrack this month at 185 mph. NASCAR driver Austin Theriault on Friday morning unveiled...

  • LePage skips candidates forum on heating fuel in Portland

    PORTLAND — An energy forum billed as the first time Maine’s three candidates for governor would speak in the same place did not come off as planned Friday. Republican Gov. Paul LePage abruptly declined to participate in the forum about policy on home heating, energy and the env...

  • February layoffs continue to divide South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In late February, City Manager Jim Gailey decided to balance the budget by laying off five veteran employees. The move sparked protests and outrage from some residents and city councilors because of the way it was handled. Acting on the advice of an attorney, Gail...

  • Bath to use EPA funds for petroleum contamination assessments

    BATH — The city will use a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to assess petroleum contamination. "We have some sites that we've identified as potential sites," said Al Smith, Bath's community development director, adding that owners of those sites would...

  • Brunswick power upgrade expected to bring out business park foes

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a business park on Old Portland Road has been dead for nearly nine months. But the fight over development of the 114-acre parcel lives on. That was apparent Monday night, as business advocates spoke in favor of a $50,000 Community Devel...

  • No tax increase in Brunswick budget; preschool start-up jeopardized

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council may get its wish for a budget with no property tax increase, but it remains to be seen if the mandate will come with a political cost. A long-desired preschool program could be a casualty if the council adopts what is now a $53.8 million spending plan...

  • Bowdoin College to award degrees to 452 graduates

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will graduate 452 students, including 56 from Maine, in its 204th commencement ceremony on Saturday. President Barry Mills will preside over a ceremony on the terrace of the college's Museum of Art. In the event of severe weather, graduation will be hel...

  • METRO partnership

    Representatives from the Greater Portland Transit District joined Falmouth town officials and community members at O'Naturals on Route 1 on May 14 to celebrate the town's partnership with METRO and to launch the new Falmouth Flyer route. Town Councilor Bonny Rodden, center, was instrumental in estab...

  • Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopers await news on state funding

    BRUNSWICK — Despite a cruel budget year, the organization overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station is hoping for a little kindness from the Legislature. The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is parsing Gov. John Baldacci's $306 million bond package....

  • It takes a Village Station

    Olympic gold medalist and Freeport resident Joan Benoit Samuelson watches highlights of her career Saturday during an opening ceremony at the Nike Factory Store at the Shops at Freeport Village Station. Samuelson also participated in a Q&A session with shoppers and fans who came out to enjoy the are...