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Reiche buys Yarmouth Grand Trunk depot for office space use


The 112-year-old Grand Trunk railroad depot on Main Street will become commercial office space, after Cumberland developer Ford Reiche's proposal beat out 13 others.

Decade-long York pizzeria feud coming to an end

The town of York has issued four building permits to Spiro Paras for work on his family’s former pizzeria building on Railroad Avenue.

Couple launches Portland food tours with an educational twist

Renee Cordes |

Lunch while you learn? That’s the aim of an educational tasting tour offered by a Portland start-up on a mission to tell — and show — the story of Maine’s food.

Portland harbor commissioners appeal court ruling on pilot fee hike

The Portland Board of Harbor Commissioners is appealing Superior Court Justice Lance Walker’s ruling last week that voided a roughly 50% rate hike on fees that pilots can charge to guide large,...

York OKs Center for Wildlife’s $3.5M facility

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The York Planning Board granted approval for the Center for Wildlife’s plans to build a $3.5 million education center and medical facility next door to its current Mountain Road home.

Paciarino to open new restaurant on Fore Street


The owners of the Italian restaurant and food store at 475 Fore St., in Portland, plan to open a new restaurant at 503-505 Fore St. this month and keep the old location as a store.

Elsmere opens second location in Deering neighborhood


South Portland's Elsmere BBQ and Wood Grill opened Tuesday at 476 Stevens Ave. in the former Siano's Pizza building.

‘Smart City’ projects come online in Portland

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Portland city officials reported this week on the progress in its new LED streetlight project and the implementation of several “smart city” projects that utilize innovation and...

In face of resource decline, clam harvesters eye clam farming

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The future of clamming could lie in seeding and growing clams in tidal areas, to mitigate declines of the wild resource.

Creative Portland hosts city's first arts and culture summit

Renee Cordes |

Creative Portland, the city’s official nonprofit arts agency, hosted more than 70 arts and cultural leaders last week for its first-ever arts and culture summit the organization aims to turn...