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  • SAD 51 board OKs district-wide energy audit

    CUMBERLAND — With natural gas delivery coming soon to the area, School Administrative District 51 is looking into additional ways to maximize its energy efficiency. The SAD 51 Board of Directors voted unanimously March 24 to hire Siemens Building Technologies to conduct a district-wi...

  • Portland landlords, immigrant renters seek understanding

    PORTLAND — Organizers hope a meeting Thursday will take a big step toward improving the relationship between landlords and immigrants. The gathering at King Middle School from 4:30-6:30 p.m. will include Mayor Michael Brennan, Regina Phillips of Refugee Services, Housing and Neighbor...

  • UPDATED: Robotics students raise $7,000, ready to take on the world

    PORTLAND — A high school robotics team proved they're more than meets the eye at a recent statewide competition. Now they're poised to take on the world, especially after raising $7,000 for the trip. Earlier this year, the five-member Portland High School Robotics Team was one of thr...

  • Portland police arrest 2nd arson suspect

    PORTLAND — An 18-year-old city resident faces a Class A arson charge after his arrest Monday in connection with a March 23 fire at 121 Center St. Aaron Hornbeck-Fielder was charged after an interview with police and is the second suspect in a series of eight fires reported in the cit...

  • Cost of new bus dominates Yarmouth school budget discussion

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee presented a draft budget worth nearly $21.25 million, but much of the discussion at a March 27 Town Council meeting revolved around a $100,000 school bus. The budget, adopted by the School Committee on March 13, represents a 2.17-percent increase over ...

  • Portland-area companies among 5 vying for $30K windfall

    PORTLAND — Five Maine independent businesses will pitch their products and services next week to a panel of judges for a chance at $30,000. The final round of Gorham Savings Bank's Launchpad competition will be held April 10 at 6 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on the Portland campus of the U...

  • Fire destroys Freeport garage

    A fire on March 27 destroyed a freestanding, single-car garage at 39 Elm St. in Freeport. The fire, which was reported just after 5 p.m., was caused accidentally by a discarded cigarette, Freeport Fire Chief Darrel Fournier said. Firefighters from Freeport and Brunswick prevented the flames from ...

  • Portland Planning Board approves Capisic Pond restoration

    PORTLAND — A $2.2 million restoration of the city's largest freshwater pond gained Planning Board approval last week. The work to remove three acres of invasive cat tails in Capisic Pond, above and below the Capisic Street bridge, still needs state and federal permits and funding fro...

  • Annie's bookselling story ends in Portland after 30 years

    PORTLAND — It was not easy for Alice Moisen to close a 30-year chapter of her life Saturday, but she said the time had come. “I was not able to pay enough attention here," she said. "I have wonderful employees, but it is not the same.” The owner of Annie's Book Sto...

  • Search continues for Portland robbery suspects

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for two men they suspect in a pair of armed robberies on Cumberland Avenue on March 27. Polce Lt. James Sweatt said no one was injured in the the alleged robberies, which occurred within 10 minutes of each other near the intersection of Cumberland Avenue...