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  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Cumberland puppy walks across street, wins Best in Show

    CUMBERLAND — Folks came from all over New England and beyond to test their pooches at a dog show held recently at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. But Pippin, an 8-month-old Samoyed female, just walked over from across the street and grabbed Best Puppy in Show. Joanne Fryer of...

  • RSU 1 chairman sees flaws behind decision in cost-sharing lawsuit

    BATH — After a Sagadahoc County Superior Court justice ruled that Regional School Unit 1 overcharged West Bath more than $1.9 million over four years, the School Board chairman is arguing that the cost-sharing formula applied in that case would be unfair to the member communities. Ju...

  • Portland free clinic getting help from its Friends

    PORTLAND — The Rev. Ellen Schoepf, associate pastor of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, is adamant in her determination to help the Portland Community Free Clinic. "Quality health care is a right, not a privilege," Schoepf said last month. "I see this as a major justice issue."

  • Sewer projects a chunk of Portland capital improvement plan

    PORTLAND — City councilors on July 7 are expected to give a first reading to the 2015 Capital Improvement Plan, which includes $12.6 million in General Fund bonds. The outlay of equipment and vehicle purcha...

  • Portland free concert series begin this week

    PORTLAND — A wide array of talent will play across the city on Wednesdays and Thursdays during free Summer in the Parks Concerts that start this week. The Friends of the Eastern Promenade series at Fort Sumner Park on North Street opens at 7 p.m. Thursday with gypsy jazz band Mes Ami...

  • 'Spectacular' July Fourth promised in Portland

    PORTLAND — It's time to strike up the band and light the fuse for the city's annual Fourth of July “Stars and Stripes Spectacular” on the Eastern Promenade. Along with the tradition...

  • Leeman, Coyne retirements leave 2 Portland City Council races wide open

    PORTLAND — City councilors Cheryl Leeman and John Coyne sit opposite each other in council meetings, while agreeing on most fiscal issues facing the city. “I don't think there is any question I am fiscally more conservative,” Leeman said Friday. "I'm probably the s...

  • Correction

    A June 20 story about the Scarborough Land Trust's acquisition of Benjamin Farm should have said the farm's late owner, Jerred Benjamin, died in 2007. It also should have said SLT has owned another property, Fuller Farm, since 2001.