Cheryl Lee Rust, left, receives a lifetime achievement award from Maine Restaurant Association board chair Michelle Corry, and president Steve Hewins Tuesday night at a gala celebration.

Restaurant awards tout chefs and owners from Ogunquit to Wiscasset

By Kathleen Pierce on March 29, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
Maine eateries Le Garage, Jonathan’s Ogunquit, Union Restaurant and The Red Barn were among the restaurants honored.

The Patriots’ Super Bowl trophy is visiting Maine. But probably not Portland

on March 29, 2017, at 6:31 p.m.
Vince Lombardi Trophy on display during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center.

Patriots’ Super Bowl trophy coming to Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 29, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
The trophy is coming to Bangor in response to an invitation city officials in Bangor, Brewer and Portland extended in February.
Cumberland County Jail

Cumberland County inmate, 26, has died

By Jake Bleiberg on March 29, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
He was not on suicide watch when the incident occurred but was being held in “disciplinary segregation” after contacting the alleged victim.
Oil conduit leads away from the Portland Pipe Line Corporation's terminal facility on the South Portland waterfront, Feb. 1, 2013.

South Portland must cover full cost of pipeline suit, Maine’s top court rules

By Jake Bleiberg on March 29, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
Local taxpayers will be left to foot a legal bill that has already topped $1 million.
The Curiosity Mars rover took this 'selfie'on the surface of Mars on May 11, 2016, before it began traversing part of the Red Planet that research scientists have named "Bar Harbor" and which has several features named after places in the Pine Tree State.

Scientists are naming locations on Mars after iconic Maine towns, landmarks

By Alex Acquisto on March 29, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Ogunquit Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Rockport, Isleboro, Isle au Haut and Mt. Katahdin are all locations in Maine — and now on Mars.

Shareholders OK FairPoint’s $1.5 billion sale to Illinois company

By Darren Fishell on March 28, 2017, at 7:07 p.m.
FairPoint has at least 660 employees in Maine.

Your guide to the new Airbnb rules

on March 28, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Also, technically, spiders could eat all of humanity in one year.
Stored Solar, which operates biomass generators in West Enfield and Jonesboro, said it has settled a problem with loggers who claim they had not been paid since early February for products delivered to the generators.

Biomass company says it paid aggrieved loggers, wants to rework subsidy

By Darren Fishell on March 28, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.
Biomass generator Stored Solar said it’s settled an “invoicing dispute” with loggers who claimed they were not being paid.
City Hall Plaza in Portland

Portland will cap number of short-term rentals and charge hosts to rent

By Jake Bleiberg on March 28, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Beginning next year, people renting their properties through services such as Airbnb will be required to register with the city and pay a fee as part of short-term rental rules the city council approved Monday.
Student Quinn Coon works with a staff member, who asked not to be named, in a makeshift teaching space at Harrison Lyseth Elementary School in Portland. City government is considering funding renovations to Lyseth and other schools in the system.

Portland city council still deadlocked over $64 million school bond

By Jake Bleiberg on March 28, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
It is unclear what type of compromise could be struck in the coming weeks.

Small Maine communities reclaim their say over wind projects

By Darren Fishell on March 27, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
A total of 39 Unorganized Territory communities have taken back the ability to nix wind power projects they don’t like.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Citing personal reasons, Long Creek superintendent resigns

By Dawn Gagnon and Jake Bleiberg on March 27, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Long Creek Youth Development Center Superintendent Jeff Merrill II has resigned less than a week after being placed on administrative leave.

Long Creek superintendent resigns

on March 27, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.

Long Creek superintendent resigns

on March 27, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
Salena Sawtelle, a certified nursing assistant at the Stillwater Health Care nursing home in Bangor, talks to Connie Drake before getting her ready for breakfast on Feb. 28

A Maine woman who protects the dying can barely afford to live

on March 27, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
She is one of 24,000 workers whose wages have declined even as demand has grown, and have no clear way of getting ahead.

When Dickens came to Portland he complained about the food

By Troy R. Bennett on March 27, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
After a spike in crashes, the Maine Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on a stretch of Interstate 295 between Falmouth and Topsham.

Speed limit to drop on span of I-295 on Monday

By Dawn Gagnon on March 26, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
The decision to drop the speed limit from 70 mph to 65 mph was prompted by a nearly 30 percent increase in crashes on a span of the interstate between Falmouth and Topsham.
Camden Hills Regional High School students get onto a bus after being dismissed from school Friday afternoon. Maria Libby, superintendent of MSAD 28, part of the Five Town CSD, said Wednesday that the vast majority of parents in her district support starting school later.

More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

By Alex Acquisto on March 25, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.