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  • Few drivers comment on plan to close turnpike entrance in Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Extensive repairs to an aging Maine Turnpike bridge may mean temporary closure of the Exit 52 northbound on-ramp from the Falmouth spur, forcing drivers to find alternate routes. During a meeting attended by fewer than half a dozen members of the public Monday night at Main... 3

  • Portland school chief outlines more than $3M in potential budget cuts

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. is scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to present his recommendations for dealing with a possible $2.7 million cut in state education funding. Morse's plan, released late Tuesday morning, is expected to be referred to the School...

  • Mavodones to be Portland's mayor; Marshall loses bid

    PORTLAND — Five-term City Councilor Nick Mavodones was nominated this week to serve as the city's mayor for 2010. Mavodones was re-elected to the council Nov. 3 as an at-large representative, a post he has held for 12 years. Portland's mayor is appointed by the counc...

  • Biting the hand that feeds

    Scarborough police Officer Mike Sawyer, left, and Portland Officer Christian Stickney work with Sawyer's dog, Taz, on Monday behind the former Portland Saab dealership on Route 1 in Falmouth. The officers and others from around the region and their K-9 partners, classified as patrol dogs, narcotic-d...

  • New ER, new flu precautions

    Maine Medical Center opened the doors of its expanded Emergency Department on Nov. 12, the final phase of a $170 million expansion at the Portland hospital that also included adding a helipad, parking garage and a designated women and infant services department. Also last week, Maine Med and Mer...

  • Seafood company eyes 3-year lease at Maine State Pier in Portland

    PORTLAND — The City Council's Community Development Committee on Wednesday will consider a three-year lease agreement with Ready Seafood for space at the Maine State Pier. Greg Mitchell, city economic development director, sa...

  • 'Night at the Museum'

    Paul Revere, as depicted in a reproduction of the portrait by 18th century artist John Singleton Copley, keeps on eye on things during "Night at the Museum" last week at the Portland Museum of Art. The event for kids and families from the PROP and York County Head Start programs was organized by the...

  • Coat drive, holiday events begin this weekend at L.L. Bean in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Visitors to Freeport this weekend can witness the annual lighting of one of the largest Christmas trees in the state, and can make a difference in a senior citizen's life by donating a new or used winter coat. L.L. Bean, Triad and the

  • Online survey aims to combat illegal drinking, drug use by Portland students

    PORTLAND — Portland residents are being asked to fill out an online questionnaire about their perceptions of alcohol use by students. The survey, which closes...

  • Competition ousts 20-year Christmas tree tradition in North Deering

    PORTLAND — For the last 20 years, the Storey family has sold Christmas trees at Lib's Dairy Treats near the Northgate Shopping Center in North Deering. But the neighborhood tradition started in the mid-1980s by the late Lloyd Storey, a well-known Westbrook firefighter and busines... 5