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  • Aid for AIDS

    Runners start their watches as the Frannie Peabody Center's first Beach & Bay 5K run/walk begins along Portland's Back Cove on May 2. Eventual winner Robert Ashby, wearing No. 192, completed the course in 17 minutes 46 seconds; the event, which included a run/walk on Ogunquit Beach, raised more than...

  • Pownal vote seeks to repeal school consolidation; no answers for RSU budget woes

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents upset by a 36 percent tax increase in the Regional School Unit 5 budget have forced a vote on repeal of school consolidation. Pownal now joins the ranks of other small Maine towns dissatisfied with consolidation. Citizens in Etna, Dixmont and Steuben, commu...

  • Top chef: Portland's Rob Evans wins regional Beard award

    PORTLAND — The guy in the kitchen at 88 Middle St. is officially the top chef in the Northeast. Rob Evans of Hugo's was awarded the James Beard Foundation's best chef award Monday night at a ceremony in New York City. The northeast region includes New England and upstate New York....

  • Waynflete School expansion plans to get West End airing

    PORTLAND — Waynflete School officials will bring their expansion plans for the private school to a West End neighborhood presentation next week. At a similar meeting April 13 at the Williston West Church in the Western Promenade neighborhood, more than 100 residents turned out to ...

  • Yarmouth picks R.I. educator for superintendent of schools

    YARMOUTH — Judith J. Paolucci of Rhode Island was unanimously selected Monday to replace Ken Murphy as superintendent of schools.

  • Peaks Island residents criticize police crackdown

    PORTLAND — Increased enforcement of seat belt and vehicle registration laws on Peaks Island is leaving some island residents critical of the Police Department.  In an e-mail to police Sgt. Gary Hutcheson on April 30, Peaks Island Council Chairman Michael Richards said many islan...

  • Portland budget hearing a quiet affair

    PORTLAND — Only three people showed up Monday night to comment on the $189 million city budget proposed for fiscal year 2010. The display of public comment contrasted sharply with budget hearings a year ago, when dozens of people showed up to speak against cuts to police and fire...

  • 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...