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  • Portland council approves House Island historic status, business park property sale

    PORTLAND — House Island, the 26-acre Casco Bay site of military and immigration facilities, became the newest city historical district Monday by a unanimous City Council vote. Councilors also approved the $625,000 sale of the first parcel in the the city's designated technology busin...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth board hears pitches for turf field, performing arts center

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors heard reports on two major projects – an artificial turf field and performing arts center – at a workshop Monday. The 100,000-square-foot turf field, which would be laid on Greely High School's var...

  • South Portland building ready for Portland state offices

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Linda Cohen welcomed a new state office building Monday, and Gov. Paul LePage praised the anticipated savings of $23 million over the next 30 years that the 151 Jetport Blvd. building represents. The new 75,000-square-foot structure, which cost approximate...

  • Portland tenants group seeks clarity, enforcement

    PORTLAND — A fledgling tenant's association plans to proceed with advocacy and education after its first meeting Jan. 2 drew about a dozen tenants and landlords. Formed by Grace Damon and Catherine Wilson, the group spent two hours outlining basic issues regarding safety, city rental...

  • West Bath votes next week on RSU 1 withdrawal

    WEST BATH — Voters will decide Tuesday, Jan. 13, if the town should withdraw from Regional School Unit 1, which West Bath helped form in 2008. Not only is a majority needed for the vote to succeed, it also requires enough people to vote. A minimum voter turnout of 50 percent o...

  • Brunswick food pantry expands hours

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program has expanded its hours. The organization's food pantry will now be open Mondays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Additionally, the program's soup ki...

  • North Yarmouth parks panel to unveil planning document

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town's Parks and Recreation Committee will present the first draft of a planning document at a community forum Wednesday, Jan. 14. The first-draft document, which follows weeks of input the committee has received from the Board of Selectmen and town staff, will d...

  • New Portland peninsula housing remains predominantly pricey

    PORTLAND — Construction expected to be completed on the city's peninsula promises to add more than 210 housing units for sale or rent this year. Only 46 of them, or fewer than a quarter, may be considered "affordable" by local median income standards, although two other planned devel...

  • Portland fire safety task force adds landlords, aims for Feb. 2 public workshop

    PORTLAND — The city task force evaluating fire and safety codes, and inspection procedures, began a second phase of meetings Monday, with a goal of presenting recommendations to a City Council committee Feb. 9. The City Hall meeting also brought new faces to the table as the conversa...

  • Portland youth program gets funding for drug awareness campaign

    PORTLAND — The YES! program, a nonprofit program that uses basketball to provide a positive environment for youth in southern Maine, was awarded an $8,000 Healthy Living Grant from the Chicago-based American Medical Association Foundation. YES!, an Amateur Athletic Union program whos...