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  • Photos, music of Haiti on display at Portland City Hall

    PORTLAND — First Friday art walkers should make their way a little east to City Hall this week, to see a photography exhibit about life in Portland's Haitian sister city. The photographs are of people in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and were taken by volunteers for Konbit Sante, a Portla...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about the Pine Point land swap should have said resident Judy Shirk congratulated Councilors Carol Rancourt and Jessica Holbrook, whose opposition to the swap was supported by the Pine Point Residents Association. Shirk said their election indicated residents were angered by the to...

  • South Portland tree lighting slated for Dec. 4

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The annual tree lighting at Mill Creek Park will take place on Friday, Dec. 4, from 4:30-7 p.m. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the evening in addition to hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate and hot cider. Santa Claus will be at City Hall, 25 Cott...

  • South Portland tank art

    Tom Dobbins was the manager of terminal support at the Sprague Energy tank farm in South Portland three years ago when the Art All Around project began. Now retired, Dobbins represents Sprague on the board of directors of the Maine Center for Creativity, which this week marked completion of the firs...

  • Brunswick breaks ground for school

    School children helped out at the official groundbreaking on Nov. 19 for Brunswick's new elementary school, on the site of the town's old high school. Building construction is expected to begin this winter.

  • Scarborough to hold rabies clinic for dogs, cats

    SCARBOROUGH — Cat and dog owners may bring their pets to be inoculated at a rabies clinic, sponsored by animal control and the town clerk's office in cooperation with Scarborough Animal Hospital. The clinic at the Scarborough Middle School cafeteria will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. o...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about a new cafe and wine bar proposed in Cape Elizabeth should have said the owners are considering opening their cafe seven days a week at 6:30 a.m., and staying open until about 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

  • Ethics panel says South Portland tried to influence vote, but will not investigate

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices has decided not to investigate the use of city tax bills to distribute a campaign flier explaining the City Council's opposition to referendums that were on the November ballot. But that isn't stopping...

  • Correction

    Last week's story and an accompanying editorial about the appointment of Jerald McQueeney to the District 3 seat on the South Portland School Board should have said that Ralph Baxter Jr. and Karen Callaghan were elected to at-large seats in 2007, following the resignations of two board members. They...

  • Brunswick workshop set on raising urban chickens

    BRUNSWICK — Residents hoping to take advantage of the town's new urban chicken law are encouraged to attend a meeting about how to properly raise the birds. Town Councilor Debbie Atwood and members of the Brunswick Permaculture Group will hold a workshop Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the m...