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  • Portland residents weigh in on school facilities study

    PORTLAND — Residents offered criticism and praise Monday for the findings of a nearly year-long study of public school facilities. Eight residents commented on the 143-page

  • Task force rejects Portland chain store restrictions

    PORTLAND — The task force created to research and recommend a course of action for the city on regulation of chain stores and franchise restaurants voted April 23 against imposing any restrictions. The Business Diversity Task Force rejected two proposals that would have placed the...

  • SAD 51 approves flat school budget for May election

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 board approved a flat school budget to go to public vote in May. The $28 million budget includes recently controversial cuts, such as eliminating dean of students positions at the middle and high schools, but addresses many citiz...

  • New summer hours for dogs on South Portland's Willard Beach take effect May 1

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Friday, May 1, the new summer restrictions for dogs on Willard Beach go into effect. Those restrictions have changed from previous summers when dogs were allowed to run off-leash between 6 a.m and 9 a.m. From May 1  to Sept. 30, off-leash access f...

  • Incoming school chief holds community forums

    PORTLAND — The incoming superintendent of schools will begin holding community forums this week to introduce himself and probe the community about its vision for Portland's public school system. James Morse, who will become Portland's superintendent in July, has already met with ...

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Update: Freeport Police say boy found on I-295 played a prank

    FREEPORT — Police say a boy found walking along I-295 this morning was playing a prank. Freeport Police Chief Gerald Schofield said the boy's prank "tied up a lot of people's time and resources," but that the situation could have been worse. The boy has be...

  • New Scarborough Wal-Mart opens this week

    SCARBOROUGH —The new Wal-Mart store in Scarborough will open to the public on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 a.m., following a 7 a.m. grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration featuring local officials and music from a Scarborough elementary school chorus. The 208,000-square-foot ...

  • South Portland Historical Society goes high-tech

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Historical Society is hoping to use today's technology to preserve South Portland's past. The 500-member society is looking to the Internet as a way for patrons near and far to relive their favorite memories. It also wants to tap that nostalgia in its fundrai...

  • Citizens pinpoint priority areas at Bath trails forum

    BATH — There is tremendous citizen interest in trails within the city limits, if a Bath Trails group public forum last week is any evidence. Steve Balboni, the city's parks and recreation director, said there is particular interest in trails along Bath's riverfront, as well as in...