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  • Council sends school budget to Portland voters

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved the School Committee's proposed budget for fiscal 2010. On Tuesday, May 12, residents will have their say. The school budget referendum will be the second citywide vote on school spending since the state Legislature enacted Gov. John ...

  • Craig takes reins at Portland Police Department

    PORTLAND — New Police Chief James Craig said he wants to do a lot quickly, both within the Police Department and in the community. On his first day as the city's top cop, though, Craig's goal Monday was to meet as many of his officers and staff as possible, aware it may take a whi...

  • Portland schools, athletics careful amid swine flu threat

    PORTLAND — The School Department is taking extra precautions when it comes to sanitation and treatment of sick faculty and students in light of the so-called swine flu that is spreading around the globe. Schools have stepped up the frequency of classroom cleaning and sterilizatio...

  • Maine College of Art to open new Portland lecture hall

    PORTLAND — Maine College of Art opens a new multimedia lecture hall this week, the latest addition to the art school's downtown campus. Osher Hall is in the Porteous Building at 522 Congress St. The lecture hall seats 112 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology so ...

  • After the layoff: Job searching is a full-time job

    Second in a series. "You are here," I say to myself, as I mentally place my finger on a signpost at the crossroad pictured in my mind.

  • Scarborough teachers agree to hold the line on cost-of-living raises

    SCARBOROUGH — Teachers have agreed to forgo a cost-of-living salary increase for fiscal year 2010, School Board Chairman Brian Dell'Olio said Saturday. The agreement represents a $140,000 savings from the 1 percent increase budgeted for 2010 and affects about 300 teachers and others i...

  • There's a new chief in town

    Portland's new chief of police, James Craig, is joined in the State of Maine Room at City Hall by his wife Mary, left, daughter Erica and mother Eleanor, Friday morning after being sworn in. Craig, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, who most recently was commanding officer of LA...

  • Scarborough welcomes super-sized Wal-Mart

    SCARBOROUGH — The big box just got bigger. The new Wal-Mart on Gallery Boulevard opened its doors Wednesday morning, leaving the old building it replaces in its formidable shadow. One man camped outside the doors to be the first shopper in the new store, Alex Serra, W...

  • Correction

    An article in the April 17 edition of The Forecaster about the potential closure of the West Harpswell School should have said the school's projected enrollment, and not the combined enrollment with the Harpswell Islands School, is expected to drop to 55-58 students by 2011.

  • South Portland council considers closed session to review Anderson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday, May 4, will decide whether to go behind closed doors to discuss the performance of the director of the city's largest municipal department. The possible executive session comes after Dana Anderson, the director of Parks, Recreation, Pub...