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  • Bean home restoration on fast track in Freeport

    FREEPORT — To speed up the process of restoring historical accuracy to the L.L Bean home, the Project Review Board has waived the usual four-month demolition delay period for the project. After several additions and nearly half a dozen paint jobs over the past few decades, the 6 Holb...

  • Sheriff to investigate crash of Falmouth Police Department SUV

    FALMOUTH — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will investigate a July 4 crash that totaled a Falmouth Police Department sport utility vehicle. "Any crash involving a police cruiser, we conduct an internal investigation and ask an outside agency to come and investigate the acciden...

  • Morse Street sewer separation project moves forward in Portland

    PORTLAND — Work to direct storm water to Back Cove will extend past Washington Avenue later this summer with a $2.4 million sewer separation project along Morse Street. City Senior Project Engineer Brad Roland said Tuesday he expects the job to go out to bid by the end of the month, ...

  • Cumberland council OKs contract zone, dog rules; repeal petition hinted

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a contract zone agreement with developer Justin Fletcher, but a petition for a voter referendum to repeal of the decision may already be in the works. The council also unanimously approved an ordinance governing where and w...

  • Portland joins lawsuit challenging state welfare policy; South Portland prefers passive resistance

    PORTLAND — City officials have joined their counterparts in Westbrook and the Maine Municipal Association in asking a Superior Court justice to stay a state order prohibiting general assistance to undocumented immigrants. On Monday, South Portland city councilors signalled in a works...

  • Walkway on Casco Bay Bridge between Portland, South Portland to close for repairs

    PORTLAND — The pedestrian walk on the Casco Bay Bridge between Portland and South Portland will be closed for three weeks beginning Monday, July 21. Crews will be blasting and painting the metal sidewalk on the drawbridge, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. W...

  • November election to fill vacancy on Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors said they were blindsided, but are coping with the resignation of former Chairman Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, ran unsuccessfully in the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate District 25. He resigned from the council...

  • Scarborough nonprofit gives Portland girl gift of mobility

    PORTLAND — A Scarborough nonprofit's gift of a pediatric wheelchair will help a local child with a rare arterial disease travel to school safely and better experience the city of Portland. After receiving radiation treatment for a brain tumor, Desiray Gallerani developed Moyamoy...