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  • 'Escape room' games arrive in Portland, South Portland

    PORTLAND — After the doors lock, you have 60 minutes to find your way out. And the people with the keys are betting against you. This isn't some diabolical dungeon with fiendish creators. It's the latest, trendy entertainment venture to come to Maine, and it's happening in Portland a...

  • Portland's debt a 'scary monster in the closet'

    PORTLAND — About 18 hours after the four members of the City Council Finance Committee opposed the new $225 million municipal budget, they warned city debt is becoming unsustainable. "We need to put ourselves on a bit of a diet with the capital improvement plan and make some tough de...

  • SAD 51 seeks input from Cumberland, North Yarmouth at Nov. 18 budget forum

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 will hold a budget forum on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to hear public input as the district plans its fiscal 2011 budget. The forum will begin at Greely High School at 7 p.m. "What we're trying to do is get, from the community, the ...

  • Cooking with the best

    Mary Blenk of Cumberland prepares her Blueberry Chocolate Blintz Crepes, which earned the third-place prize of $500 on Nov. 1 at the Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off at Ocean Gateway in Portland. Blenk faced 29 other cooks from throughout the region, in a competition judged by Steve Corry, executive ...

  • PROP comes to Freeport

    People’s Regional Opportunity Program recently expanded its coverage from Portland to include Freeport. Last week it began weatherization of the home of Margret Baker, left, who talks with Gov. John Baldacci and Baker's daughter Nancy about how insulation of the house will save her money. Funds fo...

  • Family selected for Habitat home in Freeport, celebration planned next week

    FREEPORT — Mikki Cote and her son Eli have been selected as the new homeowners of the environmentally friendly Habitat for Humanity house on West Street. The home is the third built by Habitat in town, but the first to be rebuilt to green standards. "I feel like...

  • Planning Board approves 'urban chickens' for Bath homeowner

    BATH — A Middle Street resident can continue to keep chickens at her home after the Planning Board voted 6-1 Tuesday for her site plan request. Planning Director Jim Upham said the city does not have an ordinance that pertains specifically to raising chickens. Whether Tuesday'...

  • Bath City Council, School Board incumbents win uncontested elections

    BATH — Uncontested incumbents were re-elected Tuesday to the City Council and Regional School Unit 1 board. Councilor Sean Paulhus received 394 votes in Ward 2 seat, while Councilor Kyle Rogers received 365 votes in Ward 3 and Councilor Bernard Wyman had 391 votes in Ward 4. There was one w...

  • Falmouth plans forum to discuss Route 1 shopping center, development

    FALMOUTH — Residents are invited to a community forum Nov. 14 to discuss their vision and ideas for development of the Falmouth Shopping Center property along Route 1. The 5 1/2-hour charette will consist of polling and small-group discussion, and will include presentations by tow...

  • BIW to temporarily lay off nearly 200 employees

    BATH — Bath Iron Works will temporarily lay off 191 workers from its largest union until more work is available, the shipyard announced last week. The layoffs will affect nine trades among members of Local S6: crane operators, stage builders, pipefitters, tinsmiths, electricians...