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  • Portland man injured in Brunswick I-295 crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Portland man was seriously injured Thursday morning after losing control of his car on the exit 28 ramp from Interstate 295, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a press release. Christopher Doran, 35, suffered head injuries and was taken...

  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Falmouth council election attracts 4 candidates; School Board uncontested

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates have returned nomination papers for the Falmouth Town Council election this spring. Fred Chase, of 5 Stagecoach Road, and Mark Soule, of 42 Johnson Road, will challenge two incumbents, Chairman Will Armitage and Vice Chairman Joe Wrobleski. Armitage and ...

  • Farm-fresh produce straight to the Freeport Food Pantry

    FREEPORT — With the help of a little seed money, fresh produce and healthy eating education will be available to customers of the Freeport Food Pantry.  The pilot program, called "Fresh from the Pantry," was made possible by a $500 grant from Healthy Casco Bay, a group ...

  • Update: Health, public safety officials urge swine flu calm

    PORTLAND — A group of regional public health officials, emergency responders and doctors said Tuesday afternoon that they are ready for any massive outbreak of the swine flu that has killed nearly 150 people in Mexico and sickened dozens in the U.S. and other countries. At a pres...

  • Portland budget expected to get panel's nod

    PORTLAND — The Finance Committee was expected Tuesday night to forward a $189 million city budget to the full City Council for approval. The committee instructed city staff to find $137,000 in cuts to the budget City Manager Joe Gray proposed earlier this month, in order to keep t...

  • Shooting victim not unknown to Portland police

    PORTLAND — Police say David Okot, the man officers shot and killed over the weekend, had more than 50 documented contacts with police and at least eight arrests and convictions. Okot's family also once filed a lawsuit claiming excessive use of force by police against Okot.

  • Vandals tag Riverton school in Portland

    PORTLAND — When teachers, parents and students returned to Riverton Elementary School from vacation on Monday they were greeted with evidence of what the principal called the worst case of vandalism the school has experienced. Vandals tagged all areas of the school that were not ...

  • Portland galleries feature fresh faces, lost art, found spaces

    PORTLAND — The city's First Friday Art Walk on May 1 will include a wide range of artists, mediums and locations likely to please seasoned art afficionados as well as first-timers. While there are several shows opening this Friday,  "Dux Femina Facti: A Woman is in Charge,...

  • Portland seeks input on redesign of West End park

    PORTLAND — A West End park is being eyed for renovations and the city is looking for neighborhood input to help craft a plan for its future. Taylor Street Park, also known as MacIntyre Park, is tucked between Emery and May streets and includes a play area, benches and a basketball...