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  • GrowSmart Maine faces financial crisis

    YARMOUTH — If GrowSmart Maine fails to raise $60,000 in the next few weeks, the future of the grassroots organization that sponsored the 2006 Brookings Institution report, "Charting Maine's Future," ... 1

  • Reward renewed for killers of Portland hospital guard

    PORTLAND — Police say somebody knows what happened last September when Mercy Hospital security guard James Angelo was shot in the back and killed while patrolling a staff parking lot. "We certainly do know that someone in the community has intimate knowledge," Police Chi...

  • Binga's Wingas reopens in Yarmouth; new venture planned in Portland

    YARMOUTH — Six months after a fire destroyed the popular business on Congress Street in Portland, Binga's Wingas has reopened in Yarmouth and served 600 diners on its first day. Below the resta...

  • Special patrol

    The Law Enforcement Torch Relay to benefit the Special Olympics passed through Scarborough on Wednesday. Police Chief Robert Moulton, left, led a team from his department up Route 1 before handing it over to the South Portland Police Department. With the chief are Garrett Strout, Kim Sperlich, Melis...

  • Regional School Unit 5 board strips $49K from budget

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 directors approved a $23.5 million budget for fiscal year 2010 Wednesday night. Members of the Freeport-Pownal-Durham School Board evaluated and voted on each of the 11 warrant articles and reduced the budget by an additional $49,000. A $30,000 pr...

  • Scarborough land swap talks draw ire of Pine Point residents

    SCARBOROUGH — Some residents are accusing the town manager of exceeding his authority by conducting inappropriate private meetings with owners of the Lighthouse Motel about a proposed Pine Point land swap. During public comments at Wednesday's Town Council meeting, Harold Hutchins...

  • Crews quickly clean up Fore River asphalt spill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Crews on Wednesday night finished cleaning up 670 gallons of liquid asphalt that spilled into the Fore River on Tuesday. The spill was reported to the U.S. Coast Guard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Clean Harbors finished cleaning up the spill the following night.  ...

  • South Portland voters to consider $39.5M budget, $5.8M bond for schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On June 9, residents will be asked to vote on a $39.5 million school budget and a $5.8 million bond for repairs to the high school and two middle schools. The fiscal 2010 budget referendum is a relatively new state requirement, instituted in 2007 to increase tran...

  • South Portland Armory envisioned as 1-stop shop for film industry

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local movie-industry technician is hoping to shoot up to three films at the former National Guard Armory on Broadway at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge. Before that can happen, however, the city will have to provide conditional zoning and go against the recomm...

  • Scarborough assistant school chief takes top job in York County district

    SCARBOROUGH —Assistant Superintendent of Schools  Andrew Dolloff has been named superintendent of the newly formed Regional School Unit 21, which includes schools in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. After two rounds of interviews, Dolloff was the RSU board's unanimous choice...