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  • Scarborough fire injures 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A fire Wednesday morning injured a woman and destroyed two apartments at 223 Gorham Road, near Mussey Road. The blaze was believed to have started in the garage of Tailor Done Lawn Care, and spread to the building's connecting apartments, according to reports. ...

  • Tony's Donut Shop leaves South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saturday, March 21, was the last day for Tony's Donut Shop, the popular bakery at 1095 Broadway. Owner Rick Fornier instead plans to expand the original Tony's operation, at 9 Bolton St. in Portland. That shop was opened in 1965 by Fornier's father, Anton...

  • Casco Bay Lines rate change: 'Fare' play or financial folly?

    PORTLAND — Is it a family-friendly marketing tactic that could boost tourism, or a costly mistake that will cause an unsustainable revenue loss for Casco Bay Lines? Opposing perspectives surround a proposal to increase the eligibility age for CBL children's fares from 9 to 13. The pr...

  • Portland, Cumberland County may get FEMA storm aid

    PORTLAND — Up to 75 percent of city expenses related to cleanup from the Jan. 26-28 winter storms may be reimbursed by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. The aid to Cumberland, York and Androscoggin counties was announced March 13 by Gov. Paul LePage after a disaster decla...

  • St. Patrick's Day parade braves cold weather in Portland

    Keira O'Brien, of Falmouth, dances a jig along with a 50-member dance troupe Sunday during Portland's annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Commercial Street. The dancers are from the Gorham-based Stillson School of Irish Dance.

  • School food tested after 22 Portland students vomit

    PORTLAND — State and city health officials were investigating Friday after 22 students at Reiche Elementary School suddenly came down with a stomach ailment over the past week. District food services officials have sent samples of the food served at the school to a state laborat...

  • 2 men arrested in South Portland shooting, stabbing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two men were arrested Thursday after an altercation late Wednesday night that injured two South Portland men.  Police charged Essa Sayed, 18, of Portland, and Zachary Swain, 18, of Cape Elizabeth, with aggravated assault and attempted murder in connection w...

  • Cape councilors talk about ... talking

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Monday took another look at the proposed 2016 municipal budget, but spent much of their meeting discussing how to improve their own communications with residents. Town Manager Mike McGovern presented the draft budget to councilors, although not muc...

  • South Portland school budget may cut teachers, staff

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent Suzanne Godin on Monday presented the School Board with a proposed 2016 school budget of nearly $46 million, which includes the elimination of about five teaching and staff positions across the school district.  The spending proposal, up abou...

  • Rudy's, redux: Cape restaurant reopens with new vibe

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With natural wood furniture and architecture, a bright sun room, and a 27-tap bar along the back wall, the eye is drawn to many places inside Rudy's of the Cape. And with bouquets of fresh flowers at every table and aromas wafting from the open kitchen, the nose...