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  • South Portland Police Beat

    Arrests 4/18 at 1:36 a.m. Kirkley Lowe, 44, of Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Jeff Levesque on a charge of operating under the influence.  4/18 at 3:22 a.m. Shawn Mains, 19, was arrested on Evans Street ...

  • Update: Health, public safety officials urge swine flu calm

    PORTLAND — A group of regional public health officials, emergency responders and doctors said Tuesday afternoon that they are ready for any massive outbreak of the swine flu that has killed nearly 150 people in Mexico and sickened dozens in the U.S. and other countries. At a pres...

  • New summer hours for dogs on South Portland's Willard Beach take effect May 1

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Friday, May 1, the new summer restrictions for dogs on Willard Beach go into effect. Those restrictions have changed from previous summers when dogs were allowed to run off-leash between 6 a.m and 9 a.m. From May 1  to Sept. 30, off-leash access f...

  • South Portland official settles embezzlement case, claims no impact on city job

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dana Anderson, the director of the city's largest municipal department, has settled a lawsuit that accused him of embezzling more than $37,500 from a local nonprofit association of basketball officials. While unrelated to his city job, some aspects of the case –... 1

  • Letter: Track records

    I add my congratulations to Memorial Middle School standout Danica Gleason on a sensational season. As a parent, though, regarding the two-decade-old nature of the record, I can't resist noting that in the spring of 1991 Erika Kahill, a Mahoney Middle School seventh-grader, won three individua...

  • South Portland nearly balks at Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night almost killed a zone change needed by the Portland International Jetport to make federally mandated safety and environmental upgrades. Opposition to the proposal was based on airport noise associated with an 1,100-foot expansio...

  • Police arrest man in robbery of South Portland drug store

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police say they have arrested the man they believe robbed a Mill Creek pharmacy over the weekend. Sgt. Steven Webster said Wednesday night that 28-year-old Ian Bonville of South Portland was arrested on charges of Class B robbery.  Webster said polic...

  • South Portland Police Beat

    Arrests 4/11 at 1:34 a.m. Rebecca Stevens, 26, of Lancaster, N.Y., was arrested on Ocean Street by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating under the influence.  4/11 at 3:31 a.m. Dante Doran, 22, of Dresden, was arrested on Harborview Avenue by...