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  • With no comment from public, Falmouth councilors OK closing fire station

    FALMOUTH — No one came forward to speak about the permanent closure of the Pleasant Hill Fire Station at Monday's Town Council meeting. Without public comments, councilors voted unanimously to accept a

  • Healthy choices in Portland schools

    Students dressed as fruits and vegetables on Jan. 7 at Lincoln Middle School in Portland to celebrate the success of the "Let's Go" healthy lifestyle initiative, which targets childhood obesity, and the launch of a new program at the school. The campaign helps kids aim for a daily regimen of five...

  • With help of Chinese teacher, Yarmouth launches Asian studies program

    YARMOUTH — As difficult as it has been for Xiao Chunzhi to leave her husband and 17-year old daughter in China, she decided to take the opportunity to visit Maine and teach her language, culture and history to high school students. Xiao has never been out of her country or away ...

  • Yarmouth council OKs funds for Cousins Island Community House, hears plan to turn off street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending $35,000 from surplus to fix the roof of the Cousins Island Community House. According to a memo from Town Engineer Dan Jellis, there are two proposals being considered: removal and replacement of the roof, or repair of th...

  • New policy shifts more road repair costs from state to municipalities

    PORTLAND — Local taxpayers will have to dig deeper to pay for road repairs that were once the state's responsibility because major roads that do not meet minimum engineering standards are no longer eligible for state funding. Some examples include Ocean Avenue in Portland, Broadway in So...

  • Portland faces loss of $6M in state aid

    PORTLAND — The city would lose more than $6 million in aid under Gov. John Baldacci's proposal to address a $438 million state budget shortfall. Mayor Nick Mavodones and City Councilor John Anton each testified before legislative committees in Augusta in the past week in opposition t...

  • Fired Portland High School custodian pleads not guilty to assaulting student, seeks trial

    PORTLAND — The attorney representing a former Portland High School custodian accused of assaulting a student says he is confident his client will be exonerated. Attorney Stephen Schwartz said he entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday, Jan. 7, in Cumberland County Superior Court on ...

  • Scarborough Winterfest fuel

    Scarborough Public Works employee Steve Quirk unloaded several truckloads of wooden pallets on Monday, stacking them next to the town skating rink. Quirk's work will be much appreciated on Saturday, Jan. 16, during the annual Winterfest celebration on and around the rink, when chilly participants wi...

  • South Portland shooting death the result of sex play with guns, drugs

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County Superior Court jury on Monday heard opening statements and graphic testimony about the accidental shooting death of a 50-year-old South Portland resident. Malcom Bruce Lavallee-Davidson, 50, of Skowhegan, faces a manslaughter charge for shooting and kil...

  • Portland considers hourly parking for some West End streets

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee next week will discuss whether two streets in the West End that currently have unrestricted parking should be changed to two-hour zones. City Councilor David Marshall, who represents the West End, said changing parking rules on Spruce Street and a ...