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  • 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 nearly balks at Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night almost killed a zone change needed by the Portland International Jetport to make federally mandated safety and environmental upgrades. Opposition to the proposal was based on airport noise associated with an 1,100-foot expansio...

  • SAD 75 draft budget increases to $36M

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75's current draft budget for fiscal 2010 is nearly $36 million, an increase of more than $18,000 over current budget. Of that amount, the total local contribution for taxpayers stands at about $19 million. Broken down over SAD 75's four t...

  • South Portland official settles embezzlement case, claims no impact on city job

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dana Anderson, the director of the city's largest municipal department, has settled a lawsuit that accused him of embezzling more than $37,500 from a local nonprofit association of basketball officials. While unrelated to his city job, some aspects of the case –... 1

  • Exploring police work

    Armed with Airsoft BB guns, Greg Musilli-Sarno, left, and Patrick Flynn search a deserted building on Monday under the watchful eye of Scarborough Patrolman Andrew Flynn, part of the Scarborough Police Department's second annual Law Enforcement Explorers Conference. The three-day event provides trai...

  • Topsham selectmen send $7.8M municipal budget to Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved warrant articles for next month's Town Meeting, including the items that comprise the board's recommended fiscal 2010 municipal budget. Residents will vote line by line on individual budget items, as well as on several road acc...

  • Out on a limb

    Seth Moody, a professional arborist from Caribou and Camden, climbs 42 feet straight up to ring a bell while competing in a tree-climbing competition in Library Park in Bath on April 18. Six professional arborists from around New England raced against each other in several different events. (Roger S...