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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Former Bath Iron Works chief to receive museum's top award

    BATH — Bill Haggett, formerly president of Bath Iron Works and a former city councilor, is this year's recipient of the Maine Maritime Museum Mariners Award. The Washington Street museum presents the award each year "to an individual or organization that has made extraordinary contri...

  • Interim job holder on short list of Brunswick manager candidates

    BRUNSWICK — Interim Town Manager John Eldridge is one of six town manager applicants the Town Council intends to interview for the job. The six semifinalists were chosen from a field of 49 applicants, Council Chairman Benet Pols said Tuesday.  Several of the "signifi...

  • Freeport council 'accepts' physical fitness initiative

    FREEPORT — After facing issues over terminology at the Planning Board last month, the Freeport Active Living Plan was accepted Tuesday by the Town Council. The council, and members of the public, went back and forth on whether to "accept" or "receive" the document, which promote...

  • Falmouth to study restrictions on plastic shopping bags

    FALMOUTH — In response to requests from several residents, Falmouth is joining the ranks of towns considering limits on the use of plastic shopping bags. The Town Council on Monday referred the issue to the Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee, with a request that REAC submit reco...

  • Cumberland proposes $3M purchase for public beach

    CUMBERLAND — A potential $3 million purchase by the town of about 11 acres of shoreline property and nearly 9 acres of forest will be discussed Monday, July 28, at a Town Council public hearing. The purchase of part of the Payson property off Foreside Road would satisfy a long-time g...

  • Corrections

    A July 9 Page 1 story, "City Council promises new tack after repealing buffer zone," should have said Leslie Sneddon is a former Northeast executive director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Also last week, the Page 1 story "Casco Bay Lines directors give themselves free rides," shoul...

  • Back to square one: Portland City Council to again weigh fate of downtown plaza

    PORTLAND — Congress Street resident Mark Audette expressed ambivalence about his surroundings July 10 while enjoying a coffee and newspaper in Congress Square. "I'm torn," he said. "I'm in favor of development. But I want to keep the park. It's a respite." Audette's statement ...

  • Falmouth residents urged to sign up for wayfinding overhaul

    FALMOUTH — What's in a road sign? Quite a bit, according to Theo Holtwijk. The town's director of long-range planning will help facilitate a public forum on the town's wayfinding signage program – the dozen or so blue signs around the community that point out schools, the ...