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  • After 44 years, Yarmouth Clam Festival goes green

    YARMOUTH — Instead of creating buckets of thick yellow waste, the vegetable oil used to fry hundreds of clams to a crispy golden brown at this year's Clam Festival will be recycled and converted into an alternative fuel for diesel engines. This is one of the ways organizers of the 44th annua... 1

  • Singapore beckons for Cumberland family on a mission

    CUMBERLAND — At the end of the month, Doug and Joyce Erdmann will pack up the last of their belongings, say goodbye to their friends, neighbors and church, and trade their large, rural Cumberland home for a high-rise apartment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

  • State begins 4 months of work on Interstate 295 in Portland, South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Department of Transportation started making safety upgrades on Monday to a two-mile stretch of Interstate 295 in Portland and South Portland. The scope of the work includes adding northbound and southbound travel lanes between Exit 3 (Westbrook Street) ... 2

  • Long-range planning tops Portland School Committee's agenda

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will vote Wednesday on a resolution that aims to increase the financial stability of the district. The resolution would direct the superintendent, school staff and Finance Committee chairman to collect information and recommend a multi-year budgetin...

  • New traffic rules on Peaks Island

    PEAKS ISLAND — Ferry passengers planning to take vehicles to Peaks Island this summer should note new traffic rules in the busy Down Front area. The changes are meant to help with traffic flow on Welch Street and Island Avenue, where cars queue for the ride back to the mainland. T...

  • Falmouth school, 4th-grade teacher apologize for mock marriage to student

    FALMOUTH — Two weeks after a fourth-grade teacher "married" one of his students in a mock ceremony on the school playground, the teacher and the school principal have issued letters of explanation and apologies. The June 18 ceremony between Plummer-Motz School teacher Pa...

  • New Portland school superintendent 'running on all cylinders'

    PORTLAND — After only a few days on the job, Superintendent of Schools James Morse Sr. said he is wasting no time settling in and getting to work.  "To sit back and look at things isn't my style," Morse said. "You get to know me by working with me, so that's why I've ...

  • Burglar strikes while Portland family enjoys fireworks

    PORTLAND — While Kate Nelson, James Brown and the couple's three daughters enjoyed Independence Day with hundreds of other families on Munjoy Hill, someone was helping themselves to the family's possessions. "We got up on (July 5) and noticed things were missing," Nelson...

  • Brown among six remaining candidates for Brunswick manager

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council's long search for a new town manager is drawing closer to completion.  And the one candidate with whom the council is most familiar is still in the mix.  On July 16, three separate panels will interview the six remaining applicants hoping to su...

  • Zoning delays cost Portland state-loaned wind equipment; School Dept. to reapply next year

    PORTLAND — The School Department will have to wait at least until next spring – possibly longer – to conduct a wind study near the East End Community School on Munjoy Hill. Portland was one of two communities selected last summer by the Efficiency Maine, an energy conservati...