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  • Ride for Ruth's takes place Aug. 7

    PORTLAND — Ruth's Reusable Resources began in Ruth Libby's basement after her oldest son's kindergarten teacher sent a note home asking parents to save household items that could be used in school craft projects. Now heading into its 17th school year, the "3R's" serves schools throug...

  • Cumberland town clerk to be replaced by deputy

    CUMBERLAND — After eight years of service that included rallying 83 percent of eligible voters to the polls in 2008, Nadeen Daniels will step down as town clerk and human resources director on Aug. 19. Deputy Town Clerk Tamara O’Donnell is expected to be appointed by the T...

  • Yarmouth committee to review school Honor Code

    YARMOUTH — The school Policy Committee will meet Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office to consider proposed revisions to the Yarmouth Extra Cur...

  • Cumberland council narrowly rejects deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — A divided Town Council on Monday rejected a zoning ordinance change that would have banned deer feeding and baiting. The matter was tabled last month until all seven councilors could be in attendance. They voted 4-3 against the proposal Monday, with Councilors Mike ...

  • Portland panel: Congress Square should remain a park

    PORTLAND — A city panel reached consensus Monday evening on keeping Congress Square as open space, but changing its recessed plaza design. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group met at City Hall for the first time since a public forum on May 12 to discuss results of the forum and c...

  • Technicality keeps Cactus Club in business in Portland

    PORTLAND — After more than a year in the courts, an Old Port nightclub owner successfully overturned the City Council's 2009 denial of his liquor license. But the ruling only applies to the Cactus Club's license for 2008-2009, so the bar owner could find himself before the council tw...

  • Portland seeks designs for MLK Jr. memorial on Bayside Trail

    PORTLAND — The deadline is approaching for submissions to design the city's Martin Luther King Jr. memorial along the new Bayside Trail. An oversight committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is expected to review preliminary concepts for the design after the Aug. 12 deadlin...

  • UPDATE: Maine DOT postpones construction on I-295 between Portland, Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation on Wednesday said it is postponing construction and lane closures scheduled for this weekend on Interstate 295 northbound. The decision to delay work on the Royal River Bridge was made after discussions with the Maine Turnpike Authori... 1

  • Meeting to discuss options for Franklin Arterial, Exit 7

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation and the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System will host a public meeting to discuss the next steps for the Franklin Street corridor on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting begins the second phase of the city’s process to...

  • UPDATE: Portland police identify man killed in Allen Ave. shooting

    PORTLAND — Police have identified the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed early Sunday in an apartment at 55 Allen Ave. as Taquan Samuels, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Police said a 911 call came in at 3:40 a.m. on July 25 reporting one person had been shot. Emergency crews responded and pr...