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  • First light in Portland

    Virginie Stanley of Hollis and Scott Brown of South Portland greet the day's first light on the Eastern Promenade in Portland on Aug. 5. They are performing the exercises of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice introduced in China in 1992, but now banned by the Chinese Communist Party, which is accus...

  • Ecomaine communities break recycling record

    PORTLAND — Member communities of ecomaine continue to recycle at a record-breaking rate, the group said in a press release. Last fiscal year, ecomaine communities recycled 66.8 million pounds, beating the previous record of 61.4 million pounds in fiscal 2009. North Yarmouth's ...

  • Portland parties at Back Cove

    Inline skaters, bicyclists and others take to the street on Sunday, Aug. 8, during the Back Cove Neighborhood Association's third Back Cove Block Party. Baxter Boulevard was closed to traffic for the event from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park, giving participants the opportunity to enjoy the area witho...

  • SAD 75 assistant superintendent takes SAD 51 post

    CUMBERLAND — Sally Loughlin, assistant superintendent in School Administrative District 75 since 2004, will become director of curriculum, assessment, instruction and professional development for SAD 51 on Aug. 23. Loughlin replaces David Galin, who left in June to become Portla...

  • 'Managing transitions' is theme for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — For teachers, staff, students and parents, the next few years are all about managing transitions. "That's our theme this year," Superintendent Barbara Powers said. A new elementary school is taking shape between the high school and middle school buildings, and a new...

  • Battle of the Bay returns in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The seventh Battle of the Bay triathlon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14. The race is a family-friendly way to raise money for the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fun...

  • Portland schools hire new finance officer

    PORTLAND — Michael Wilson has joined the School Department as its new chief financial officer. The new position is one of several created under the department's administrative reorganization. The School Department also recently hired a new chief academic officer and is searching for ...

  • And then there were none: Last Peaks Island councilor resigns

    PORTLAND — Before it runs out of enough members to conduct business, the Peaks Island Council is exploring whether Peaks can become a semi-autonomous village corporation. The last holdout on the council is quitting, making it unlikely the PIC will exist after the Nov. 2 election....

  • Waterfront zoning changes provoke little comment from Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — City Councilors had little to say Monday about proposed waterfront zoning amendments that could drastically change the "working waterfront." In December 2008, a group of 12 wharf owners whose properties are in the Waterfront Central Zone sent a letter to the city requestin...

  • UPDATE: Scarborough state Rep. Sean Flaherty faces OUI charge, could lose coaching job

    FREEPORT — State Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, was arrested for allegedly operating under the influence after rolling his car on Interstate 295 early Sunday morning. Flaherty, 25, was already being treated by Freeport emergency personnel for minor cuts and bruises when Maine Sta... 3