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  • South Portland tar sands ban: 1 vote down, 2 to go

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night. The City Council voted 6-1 in a first reading of the so-called “Clear Skies” ordinance.

  • Missing South Portland woman found safe in Waterford

    WATERFORD — A 77-year-old South Portland woman who had been missing for 48 hours was found safe in the woods of Waterford Wednesday morning. Ruth Francis Brennan, who had been missing since Monday, was found safe by Maine Search and Rescue Dogs canine handler Elizabeth Fossett and he...

  • Scarborough Fire Dept. gets regional training grant

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fire Department will receive a $225,000 federal grant to train area emergency medical technicians. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced in a press release July 3 that Chief Michael Thurlow spearheaded the grant application process. The grant will train...

  • Portion of Eastern Trail in Scarborough to be closed

    SCARBOROUGH — A section of the Eastern Trail from Black Point Road to Evergreen Farms Road will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, July 14, for construction. A detour through Evergreen Farms Road to U.S. Route 1 will provide access to the rest of the trail, according to to...

  • Willard Fest returns Saturday in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Willard Square neighborhood will hold its annual Willard Fest block party on Saturday, July 12, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The event features live music, booths showcasing the work of community organizations and local artisans, children's activities, martial arts de...

  • Junior sailing competition comes to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Northeast Junior Olympic Sailing Festival invites junior sailors and spectators to Bug Light Park for a two-day competition on July 15 and 16.  Hosted by SailMaine, a Portland-based nonprofit community sailing center, the US Sailing event is expected to...

  • Brunswick Rep. Daughtry to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — Rep. Matthea Daughtry, D-Brunswick, will hold public office hours on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe on Maine Street.  Daughtry is serving her first term in the Legislature, representing part of Brunswick. She is a member of...

  • Saturday music series launches in Bath

    BATH — Take a beautiful view of the Kennebec River, add in fresh air and good tunes, and you've got a great recipe for enjoying Maine in the summer. The free "Summer Saturdays Concert Series," produced by the Chocolate Church Arts Center, runs Saturdays from 6-8 p.m., July 12-Aug. 30...

  • Independence moment in Bath

    Pam Payeur, executive director of the nonprofit Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, reacts to the Heritage Days Parade on July Fourth from her vantage point on a Bath City Hall balcony.

  • Tepler gets Democrats' nod in Topsham House race

    TOPSHAM — Denise Tepler, who has twice run unsuccessfully to represent Topsham in the state House of Representatives, was picked to run again Tuesday in a local Democratic caucus. Tepler will replace first-term state Rep. Andrew Mason, D-Topsham, on the November ballot in House Distr...