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  • South Portland tar sands ban: 1 vote down, 2 to go

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night. The City Council voted 6-1 in a first reading of the so-called “Clear Skies” ordinance.

  • Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

    WATERFORD — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and he...

  • New North Yarmouth panel to work with planning firm

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A new oversight committee will work with a planning firm on major decisions facing the town. Planning Decisions, a Portland firm hired by the town to aid it in that process, heard input at Town Hall June 11 from town committee members and other residents. The ...

  • Cumberland council elects leaders, eyes land purchase

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously chose a new chairman and vice chairman, and scheduled public hearings for June 30 on a cell tower lease agreement and land purchase. Councilor Tom Gruber, who has served as vice chairman, replaces Bill Stiles as chairman, and Peter ...

  • 65-year legacy of North Yarmouth school comes to a close

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Students, staff, and other members of the School Administrative District 51 community gathered at North Yarmouth Memorial School June 12 to celebrate the 65-year legacy of a longtime school about to close, and the expansion of another about to open. As stated in a ne...

  • Portland Fire Dept. mourns captain who 'made a difference'

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  • Falmouth Police Department adds officer

    FALMOUTH — A new police officer has been hired as part of the Police Department's plan to add a second detective. Officer Stephen Brown will step into the new post on July 7 and will later attend an 18-week training program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, accordi...

  • Nason's Corner Park to open Saturday

    PORTLAND — Nason's Corner Park, the city's newest playground, will open with a "Saturday in the Park" celebration from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 21. The park, at the corner of Capisic Street and Brighton Avenue, features a 7-foot tall climbing wall, tunnel, and outdoor classroom. The op...

  • Portland Food Co-op to host tour

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to a tour of the new Portland Food Co-op on Monday, June 23, at 5:30 p.m. The co-op is scheduled to open this fall at 290 Congress St. Co-op organizers hope to raise $89,000 in "member-loans" by June 30 to ensure the opening will occur during fall har...

  • Franklin St. workshop postponed to September

    PORTLAND — A planned June 24 workshop on a redesign of Franklin Street has been postponed to an undetermined date in early September. Carol Morris, spokeswoman for the Franklin Street Committee Phase 2, said in a June 6 press release the committee is still considering ways to manage ...