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  • 'Trashy behavior': Illegal dumping angers residents of Portland's Parkside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Some Parkside residents say they have had enough of trash and unwanted furniture piling up in their neighborhood. Parkside Neighborhood Association President Chelsea Miller said her group has been working with city officials to confront a growing problem of illegal du...

  • Proposed Portland rules would give edge to local workers, contractors

    PORTLAND — The City Council Finance Committee on Sept. 23 will consider an ordinance requiring background checks on city contractors and giving preference to those who use local labor. The proposal, called the "Responsible Contractor's Ordinance," would require contractors to submit ...

  • County gets federal anti-drug grant

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County and a local substance abuse awareness organization have received a $625,000 grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat youth substance abuse in Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport and Pownal.

  • Councilor, former mayor lead campaign against elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — Opponents of a proposed City Charter amendment that would have voters elect the mayor will launch their campaign this week. City Councilor Cheryl Leeman has organized what she is calling a "neighbor-to-neighbor" campaign against Question 1 on the Nov. 2 city ballot.

  • Portland schools to host curriculum forum

    PORTLAND — Parents and public school staff will get a chance to discuss the district's curriculum priorities on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at King Middle School. Chief Academic Officer David Galin, in his first year with the School Department, will outline his proposal for curric...

  • Portland councilor tapped for EPA advisory panel

    PORTLAND — At-Large City Councilor Jill Duson will represent Portland on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, the city announced in a press release Monday. The LGAC, in existence since 1993, seeks to provide more efficient and effectiv...

  • Sky's the limit

    Skies over South Portland were filled with huge kites recently when Hank Manseau of Scarborough, a board member of Kites of New England, launched several beauties at Bug Light Park. KONE is a club that holds family friendly events throughout the year and all over New England.

  • Golf tourney raises funds for Haiti projects

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of Maine businesses supporting rebuilding efforts in Haiti have chosen the projects they will fund. The MaineLine coalition will fund construction of 10 schools and community centers in areas worst hit by the January 2010 earthquake. The first school will...

  • Working on the railroad in Brunswick

    A second shipment of 1,650-foot rails arrived by train last week for the replacement of track between Yarmouth and Brunswick in advance of the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland. Here crews work near Highland Road in Brunswick.

  • Update: Bids rise to $170,000 for ownership of Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Bidding continued this week for ownership of Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse. As of Sept. 9, the highest bid was $170,000. The auction, run by the U.S. General Services Administration, was opened on June 30, and did not see any action until June 9 when a $10,000 bid from...