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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the woman would be identified when the investigation into what seemed to be an accidental fire concl...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Demolition of Portland's Baxter School starts June 22

    PORTLAND — Demolition of the Percival P. Baxter Elementary School is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 22. The school is being razed to make way for a new, 440-student elementary school that is expected to be ready for the 2011 school year. Two programs housed at 150...

  • Dogs at Mitchell Field prompt Harpswell selectmen to unleash task force

    HARPSWELL — The 119-acre Mitchell Field has become a favorite destination for dog owners and their pets. But some residents say they're avoiding the former U.S. Navy fuel depot because some of the owners allow their dogs to run amok, or fail to clean up after their canines.  The...

  • New Hampshire man admits starting fires in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to two counts of arson for fires that destroyed more than two dozen businesses in January at 500 Route 1 in Yarmouth and at a York office building. He also pleaded guilty to a third count of po...

  • Veranda Street bridge to close June 24 for up to 3 months

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street bridge will close for three months next week so crews can replace the 1920s-era span. Maine Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Wentworth said the street will be closed to vehicular traffic for about three months starting on Wednesday, June 24....

  • Speed dating for a good cause launches in Portland

    PORTLAND — April LaFrance noticed what many members of the city's young adult population have come to accept as a depressing truth in an otherwise fabulous town: the dating scene leaves much to be desired. "I have a lot of single friends and found that it is especially difficult ...

  • South Portland firefighter dies on duty

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Hundreds of people attended funeral services Tuesday in Biddeford for a South Portland firefighter who died on duty last week.  Fire Department spokesman Lt. Robb Couture said Debra Cole had a stroke and collapsed while working an overtime shift on June 10 at th...

  • SAD 75 board votes to close West Harpswell School

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted Thursday night to close the West Harpswell School after the 2009-2010 school year. The vote was 13-1, with Jane Meisenbach casting the dissenting vote. School board members said the decision was...