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  • After delay, former Brunswick Rec Center comes down

    BRUNSWICK — Demolition of the former Town Office and Recreation Center on Federal Street is back on track after work was delayed by the discovery of hazardous materials. Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation, bought the two buildings this year i...

  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • GrowSmart Maine faces financial crisis

    YARMOUTH — If GrowSmart Maine fails to raise $60,000 in the next few weeks, the future of the grassroots organization that sponsored the 2006 Brookings Institution report, "Charting Maine's Future," ... 1

  • Reward renewed for killers of Portland hospital guard

    PORTLAND — Police say somebody knows what happened last September when Mercy Hospital security guard James Angelo was shot in the back and killed while patrolling a staff parking lot. "We certainly do know that someone in the community has intimate knowledge," Police Chi...

  • Binga's Wingas reopens in Yarmouth; new venture planned in Portland

    YARMOUTH — Six months after a fire destroyed the popular business on Congress Street in Portland, Binga's Wingas has reopened in Yarmouth and served 600 diners on its first day. Below the resta...

  • Special patrol

    The Law Enforcement Torch Relay to benefit the Special Olympics passed through Scarborough on Wednesday. Police Chief Robert Moulton, left, led a team from his department up Route 1 before handing it over to the South Portland Police Department. With the chief are Garrett Strout, Kim Sperlich, Melis...

  • Regional School Unit 5 board strips $49K from budget

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 directors approved a $23.5 million budget for fiscal year 2010 Wednesday night. Members of the Freeport-Pownal-Durham School Board evaluated and voted on each of the 11 warrant articles and reduced the budget by an additional $49,000. A $30,000 pr...

  • Scarborough land swap talks draw ire of Pine Point residents

    SCARBOROUGH — Some residents are accusing the town manager of exceeding his authority by conducting inappropriate private meetings with owners of the Lighthouse Motel about a proposed Pine Point land swap. During public comments at Wednesday's Town Council meeting, Harold Hutchins...

  • Crews quickly clean up Fore River asphalt spill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Crews on Wednesday night finished cleaning up 670 gallons of liquid asphalt that spilled into the Fore River on Tuesday. The spill was reported to the U.S. Coast Guard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Clean Harbors finished cleaning up the spill the following night.  ...

  • South Portland voters to consider $39.5M budget, $5.8M bond for schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On June 9, residents will be asked to vote on a $39.5 million school budget and a $5.8 million bond for repairs to the high school and two middle schools. The fiscal 2010 budget referendum is a relatively new state requirement, instituted in 2007 to increase tran...