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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • Brunswick concert benefits Habitat, church

    BRUNSWICK — Musicians Jud Caswell and Matt Loosigian will headline a benefit concert Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on 15 Pleasant St. Caswell has won eight nationally recognized songwriting contests, and his songs reflect his rural roots and love of Mai...

  • Topsham Development hosts Feb. 23 forum

    TOPSHAM — The next Topsham Development community forum will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the first-floor meeting room of the town office. The forum will focus on community development challenges and opportunities. It will be televised on cable Channel 3.

  • Heart-healthy education

    Guidance counselor Gretchen McCloy, left, shares healthy eating techniques with teacher Morrigan Burns and other colleagues as part of the LetsGo.org 5-2-1-0 health inititiative last week at Cape Elizabeth Middle School. "The idea is that we should learn and implement healthy choices in our lifestyl...

  • Composites work pays off for Brunswick company

    BRUNSWICK — Bridge girders developed by Harbor Technologies won an ACE Infinite Possibility Award from the American Composites Manufacturers Association at their annual meeting and trade show. Harbor Technologies uses hybrid composite beam technology developed at the University of Ma...

  • Portland police charge second man in Parkside murder

    PORTLAND — Police announced today that a second man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Serge Mulongo. Mulongo, a 24-year-old from Portland, was fatally shot Feb. 10 at 218 Park Ave. Police Thursday afternoon arrested Moses Okot, 21 years old,...

  • South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4M

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Manager Jim Gailey is scheduled to present his preliminary budget to the City Council on Monday, Feb. 8, at the South Portland Community Center. Gailey said he is still working with department heads to finalize the proposal, so he didn't want to release details ...

  • Scarborough council paves way for 3 new businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council took action Wednesday that will help establish three new businesses. Councilors also approved a $5.4 million public works and transportation municipal capital improvements budget and a $1.5 million education capital improvements budget. The...

  • Reduced role for library board clears 1st hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a plan to reduce the Library Advisory Board's oversight of daily operations at the city's two public libraries. The council also accepted more than $57,000 in grants from the state, including $32,000 to fix t...