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  • Former Jordan's Meats plant in Portland under contract to be sold

    PORTLAND — Bright orange "under contract" signs went up on the former Jordan's Meats factory last week. The property, which takes up almost a block between Franklin Arterial and India, Middle and Fore streets, has been vacant since the plant closed in February 2005, despite...

  • Nurses union files grievance after MaineHealth unit lays off workers

    PORTLAND — A nurses union has filed a grievance against an affiliate of the state's largest health-care organization, following the layoff of four full-time employees.  Officials of Local 505 of the Maine State Nurses Associations, representing 55 nurses and therapists, said a b...

  • Some high-risk students omitted from 1st swine flu clinics

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As school districts throughout the state scramble to vaccinate their students against the H1N1 virus, known as the swine flu, some students who are most at-risk for a serious case of the flu were not vaccinated during the first round of flu clinics. The state is ...

  • Officials optimistic despite decision by L.L. Bean to leave Congress Street

    PORTLAND — City economic development officials said they are disappointed, but confident that Congress Street will survive the departure of L.L. Bean. The Freeport-based retail giant L.L. Bean last week announced it will not renew its lease at 542 Congress St. next year and will ...

  • SAD 75 freezes spending, avoids layoffs

    TOPSHAM — Faced with an expected curtailment of funds from the state for the current fiscal year, School Administrative District 75 will save about $450,000 by freezing a variety of expenses. While some of those savings involve not filling vacant positions, there are no plans to ...

  • Recount confirms Livingston as winner of South Portland School Board election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A recount of Nov. 3 ballots verified Monday that Alan Livingston edged Tappan C. Fitzgerald II to represent District 5 on the School Board.  On Election Day, unofficial results indicated that Livingston received 14 more votes than Fitzgerald. That lead dropped to...

  • Scarborough field hockey champions

    Scarborough seniors Ellie Morin (6) and Anna Wagner salute the crowd after the Red Storm beat Skowhegan 2-1 on Morin's overtime goal Oct. 31 to win the program's first Class A field hockey championship.

  • Bath library names new director

    BATH — Lesley Dolinger has been named director of Patten Free Library, the library board of trustees announced last week. Her appointment ends a four-month national search. During that time Peter Goodwin served as interim director, filling a vacancy left by former Director Anne P...

  • Correction

    The caption with last week's photo from the 350.org International Day of Climate Action in Bath misstated what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The number is 350 parts per million.

  • Disagreement with Wal-Mart stalls Marden's plan for Scarborough store

    SCARBOROUGH — A delay in the purchase of the old Wal-Mart building in Scarborough has made the goal of a pre-holiday opening impossible for the newest Marden's Surplus & Salvage store. The Planning Board in September rushed to ...