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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...

  • SAD 75 seeks members for Topsham school design, building committees

    TOPSHAM — With a new or renovated Mt. Ararat High School in the pipeline, School Administrative District 75 is seeking community members to fill seats on designer selection and building committees. SAD 75 has applied for state school construction funding since 1999, and the high scho...

  • Clam supper with Santa returns to Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Maine Clammers Association on Saturday, Dec. 6, will host its fifth annual Santa Clam Supper at the Freeport Masonic Lodge. The 4-7 p.m. fundraising event helps about 30-50 adults and 100 children in the area. Guests are asked to either make a monetary donation or to d...

  • Portland School Board welcomes new, re-elected members

    PORTLAND — The newest members of the School Board were sworn in Monday afternoon. Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, who won the open seat in District 4; John Eder, who won the open at-large seat, and re-elected board member Marnie Morrione, from District 5, were inaugurated in the City C...

  • 'Two for the Road' trip: Portland women's book took them off the beaten path

    PORTLAND — The title may conjure visions of a buddy movie, but city residents Tanya Whiton and Heidi Killion are closer to Robert Frost's "Road not Taken" than Fodor's with their new book. "Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine," is a self-published work of photo journalism delving i...

  • USM students hope Portland trail creates a wave of awareness about sea-level rise

    PORTLAND — Students at the University of Southern Maine will unveil a temporary trail downtown with some big ambitions. The King Tides Trail, which will officially open on Dec. 8 and remain in place until Jan. 23, is a four-mile trail from Bayside to the Old Port. And while it w...

  • Brunswick man dies in Harpswell crash

    HARPSWELL — A Brunswick man died Saturday night, Nov. 29, after he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an SUV at an intersection on Harpswell Islands Road. Police identified Eric Allred, 28, as the deceased driver in a Sunday afternoon news release. ...

  • Thanksgiving Day fire heavily damages Bath fire captain’s home

    BATH — Firefighters from nine communities responded to the home of Bath Fire Capt. David Hudson on Thursday evening, Nov. 27, after Hudson’s family reported a fire just as they finished Thanksgiving dinner. The blaze heavily damaged the residence. Bat...

  • Lighting up faces, tree boughs in Portland

    Jacob Lavigne, 7, and father Dan, of Dayton, cheer the lighting of Portland's Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 28, in Monument Square. Hundreds of people packed the square, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for the ceremony, a performance by Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, and an appearance by...