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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • South Portland partners for benchmark Internet service

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday announced a partnership with Biddeford-based GWI to provide high-speed Internet service to city offices, businesses, and eventually residents. Trevor Jones, director of marketing and product development for

  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • Franklin Street designs subject of workshop

    PORTLAND — The future of Franklin Street will be the topic of a public workshop beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Rines Auditorium in the Portland Public Library. Redesign concepts for the street have been in the works for more than two years, study spokeswoman Carol M...

  • Vision rehabilitation, training center coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — The city may soon be home to the only training and rehabilitation center for the visually impaired north of Newton, Mass., after the Iris Network received a $1.1 million grant from the federal government. The funding was secured by the state Department of Labor's Divi...

  • Portland School Board at-large candidates not unfamiliar

    PORTLAND — The race for an open at-large seat on the School Board features a pair of familiar faces: a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for the board last year and a former state representative.  The seat has been vacant since Elizabeth Brooks stepped down in January, and t...

  • Cause of Portland fire can't be determined

    PORTLAND — The cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home at 40 Deering Ave. on Sept. 16 will remain undetermined, Fire Department spokesman Tim Nangle said Sept. 17. "Investigators have been unable to determine a cause due to the extent of the damage," Nangle said of the three-alar...

  • Overtime park(ing) encouraged in Portland

    Employees of The VIA Agency make themselves comfortable outside 619 Congress St. in Portland on Friday, Sept. 19, for Park(ing) Day, an annual, international effort that temporarily transforms metered parking spots into ...

  • Portland celebrates Fort Allen Park restoration

    Brothers Adam Lane, left, and Will Lane, of North Yarmouth, climb on a cannon Saturday, Sept. 20, during the Fort Allen Park Bicentennial Celebration on the Eastern Promenade in Portland while Chandler's Band plays in the gazebo. Their father, John Lane, said he used to climb on the cannon when h...