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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...

  • Cape land trust secures Trundy Point Reserve

    CAPE ELIZABETH - The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust got its Christmas present early this year, but it wouldn't have fit under the tree anyway.

  • Bio-energy group 'cautiously optimistic' about progress

    SOUTH PORTLAND—The Maine Renewable Energy Consortium is cautiously optimistic about meeting an ambitious timeline that could bring a commercial power plant to a portion of 85 acres of land off Highland Avenue.

  • Wal-Mart property for sale

    SCARBOROUGH - The Payne Road Wal-Mart property has been put up for sale as the new Wal-Mart Supercenter moves closer to completion. Although no posting announces the property's availability, Drew McElligott of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services in Oakbrook Terrac...

  • School board OKs, submits alternative reorganization plan

    FALMOUTH – The School Board on Monday unanimously approved the School Department's alternative plan for reorganization. With only minor, non-substantive changes from the draft form presented to the Town Council last week, the...

  • Conservation Dept., Bean promote book

    FREEPORT — The Department of Conservation will promote its new book, "Your Maine Lands: Reflections of a Maine Guide," at the L.L. Bean flagship store Sunday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. each day.

  • Storm steals power, cripples some businesses

    FALMOUTH — It may not have reached the magnitude of the Ice Storm of 1998, but last week's fury of freezing rain left about 220,000 Central Maine Power Co. customers – nearly 40 percent statewide – without power and wreaked devastation great enough for six counties, including Cumberland ...

  • Discreet decision on sewer plant upsets clam diggers

    FREEPORT — In the face of overwhelming criticism Monday, the Sewer District Board of Trustees agreed to undo changes to the sewer treatment plant's hours of operation. The revised operating hours – enacted without knowledge of the public, clammers, the Town Council and some trus...

  • SAD 51 pushes bond to next fall

    CUMBERLAND – The School Board announced Monday that it issued a second, short-term bond anticipation note to cover high school construction finances, rather than borrow long-term money this year. Because bond payments were calculated into the budget, School Administrative Distric...