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  • Skowhegan man indicted for South Portland shooting

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury today indicted a 50-year-old Skowhegan man for manslaughter in the shooting death of a South Portland man. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a press release that Bruce Lavallee-Davidson was charged with al... 1

  • Update: Pownal to get state funds to help offset school tax increase

    FREEPORT — State Education Commissioner Susan Gendron offered Pownal a one-time grant of $190,000 Thursday to help alleviate the town's increased tax burden as a result of its participation in Regional School Unit 5. According to a press release on the

  • Former South Portland managers deny knowledge of embezzlement claim

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former city managers are distancing themselves from a claim by City Manager Jim Gailey that embezzlement allegations against a city department head were well known. Gailey, meanwhile, issued an apology for implicating the former city leaders. "It was not my ...

  • Fun with food

    Kids at the South Portland Boys & Girls Club make and eat healthy snacks on Wednesday as part of the Junior League of Portland's "Kid's in the Kitchen" healthy foods and lifestyles initiative. Junior Leaguer Katie Soule holds a plate of Rice Krispys that Shantel Anthony, right, and Nyamauch Gai, lef...

  • Conflict of interest delays review of South Portland official; residents urge oversight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night postponed a closed-door review of Dana Anderson, the director of the largest municipal department, but not before several residents raised questions about  the way Anderson's department is managed. The postponement came after the...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to weigh business zoning, traffic signal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The future of 553 Shore Road and other proposed amendments to the Business-A zone will go before the Town Council on Monday, May 11. The Ordinance Committee in February unanimously approved the rezoning of 553 Shore Road into the business district, along with zon...

  • South Portland scrambles to close $690K budget gap; pay freezes, layoffs possible

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A state law designed to give businesses tax relief has left the city struggling to fill a more than $690,000 hole in next year's budget. At a special workshop Wednesday evening, the City Council reviewed several options to close the projected revenue shortfall. T...

  • New wind blowing: Scarborough tackles turbines, halts installation

    SCARBOROUGH — A resident rushed to install a wind turbine this week even as his neighbors moved quickly to prevent it, all before the town could pass rules to govern the small wind-energy systems. Scott Doherty, of 12 Ferry Road, said he was shocked on Wednesday when the town told...

  • South Portland environmentalists to oppose condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Environmentalists who came together to stop the development of Sawyer Marsh several years ago are getting back together in an effort to prevent development of a wooded parcel southeast of Wilkinson Woods. Residents Keith Bellas and Michelle Bennington are marshal...

  • South Portland, college hope to mend Fort Preble, relationship

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A group of history buffs from the public and private sectors have been brought together to figure out a way to preserve 200-year-old Fort Preble. The group not only serves a practical purpose, but also a symbolic one, since Southern Maine Community College and cit...