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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • 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...

  • Downeaster faces uphill battle as Maine rail projects vie for funding

    PORTLAND — Patricia Quinn knows exactly how to bring the Amtrak Downeaster to Brunswick – and how to make sure the state continues paying its share of the passenger rail service's cost. The trouble is, Quinn, the executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Auth... 1

  • After the layoff: Sometimes you need help getting outside the box

    I always attributed the length of my broadcasting career to a series of "happy accidents" that spanned 20 years.

  • South Portland official placed on paid leave

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The director of the city's largest municipal department has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an independent review of his department. City Manager Jim Gailey said he decided on Friday to place Dana Anderson on paid leave until further notice. 

  • Update: Body found in Fore River believed to be missing man

    PORTLAND — Police have tentatively identified the body found in the Fore River last Friday as that of a 22-year-old Portland man who has been missing since March.  In a press release Monday afternoon, Capt. Vern Malloch tentatively identified the body as Ezra Milan. Malloch said ...

  • Carbon monoxide keeps some Martin's Point facilities closed in Portland

    PORTLAND — Martin's Point Health Care Center, pharmacy and laboratory remained closed today after two carbon monoxide leaks last week left more than a dozen employees ill. Spokesman Dave Garrison said the facilities will remain closed until results from air quality tests conducte...

  • Yarmouth council sends budget, 1.86% tax hike to voters

    YARMOUTH — Town Councilors on Thursday approved a $31.2 million total budget for fiscal year 2010. The budget will increase the tax rate by 1.86 percent over this year, and residents will pay $19.53 for every $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of 36 cents.

  • Skowhegan man indicted for South Portland shooting

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury today indicted a 50-year-old Skowhegan man for manslaughter in the shooting death of a South Portland man. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a press release that Bruce Lavallee-Davidson was charged with al... 1

  • Update: Pownal to get state funds to help offset school tax increase

    FREEPORT — State Education Commissioner Susan Gendron offered Pownal a one-time grant of $190,000 Thursday to help alleviate the town's increased tax burden as a result of its participation in Regional School Unit 5. According to a press release on the