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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Freeport RSU withdrawal panel seeks public input

    FREEPORT — The committee working on a plan for the town to withdraw from Regional School Unit 5 will host a panel discussion and public forum next week to solicit input on the future of Freeport High School. The Freeport High School Community Visioning Forum is set for Thursday, Apri...

  • Wal-Mart proposal includes Falmouth street overhaul

    FALMOUTH — A proposed expansion of Wal-Mart's garden center will be the subject of a public hearing at the Town Council's next regular meeting, Wednesday, April 16. The proposal also comes with a $525,000 plan to revamp Hat Trick Drive. Joan Fortin, an attorney representing Wa...

  • After 25 years, Portland’s Pepperclub restaurant is leaving town

    PORTLAND — The city’s reputation for food grows every day. But are the new, deep-pocketed bistros eating their elders? After 25 years, the Pepperclub on Middle Street is leaving Portland. “Portland is becoming a little cutthroat,” said co-owner Melissa Sawyer...

  • Assessing, budget on Falmouth council agenda

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has a full evening planned for Thursday, April 10.  First, in an executive session at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, councilors will re-open discussion on their

  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad starts making tracks from Portland to Gray

    The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad by 2016 could chug from Portland's eastern waterfront, above, to Gray, where the nonprofit company on Friday will receieve a right-of-way from Central Maine Power Co. for a former railroad bed. 1

  • Maine Turnpike repairs to cause lane closures

    PORTLAND —  Emergency expansion joint repairs on the Maine Turnpike overpass at Forest Avenue will require southbound lane closures Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Maine Turnpike Authority spokeswoman Erin Courtney said a steel plate will be installed at the overpass a...

  • Portland spending plans could raise taxes almost 3.8%

    PORTLAND — Residents could be facing a 75-cent increase in the property tax rate now that the municipal and school budgets have been introduced. City Manager Mark Rees introduced his fiscal year 2015 municipal budget Monday night, which seeks a $3.6 million increase in property tax r...

  • Portland circus college eyes opening in Sept. 2015

    PORTLAND — Start-up of the city's fledgling circus college is taking shape. Peter Nielsen, president of the Circus Conservatory of America, said Monday that construction of the planned 48,000-square-foot training complex at Thompson's Point will begin later this year, and the sc...