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  • Jury: Freeport activist owes $14.5M in sex abuse defamation case

    PORTLAND — A jury decided Thursday that a Freeport advocate for children sexually abused by clergy was reckless and negligent in publicly accusing a Haiti orphanage founder of molesting children in his care. The jury awarded Michael Geilenfeld and an affiliated nonprofit, Hearts with...

  • South Portland resident leads effort to reclaim Pope Preserve as city park

    SOUTH PORTLAND — What began as a desire to circumvent a parking lot when approaching the Greenbelt Walkway has become a robust effort to a build a park. Dan Hogan, of E Street in Knightville, said he and his wife like to run on the Greenbelt, but never enjoyed having to start or...

  • South Portland project puts bike lanes to real-time test

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city and Bicycle Coalition of Maine have created two temporary bicycle and walking lanes on Cottage Road as part of a pilot campaign to demonstrate how inexpensive and easy the process can be.  The hope is that if successful, the project will lead to es...

  • Cape planners: Town should keep 1 of 4 'paper' streets

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board on Tuesday recommended that the town retain Thompson Road as a paper street. The decision came after the

  • Scarborough council adds $250K to proposed school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Town councilors unanimously approved adding $250,000 back to the third proposed school budget Wednesday night. The funding is half of what was deducted for the second, failed budget proposal, and

  • Tri for a Cure returns to South Portland, Cape Elizabeth on Sunday

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The eighth annual Tri for a Cure will be held Sunday at Southern Maine Community College and in surrounding neighborhoods. All roads on the SMCC campus will be closed to cars, and closures and delays are expec...

  • Home is at the heart of Harpswell demolition debate

    HARPSWELL — The former home of a renowned Harpswell artist has ignited a debate between the town's code enforcement office, the Planning Board, and nearby property owners over whether the house has been demolished without permission. American realist painter Stephen Etnier built...

  • Brunswick trails to be named for historic residents

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Department is looking to the past to name trails at one of Brunswick's newest open space preserves. Bridger Tomlin, a rising junior at Bowdoin College and summer fellow at the Planning Department, has been conducting oral histories with residents who liv...