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  • Portland council pushes green design rules

    Councilors spar over formula business delay PORTLAND — The City Council approved a measure Monday that will require new or renovated buildings that either belong to the city or are somehow funded by the city to get green building certification. The city's Green ...

  • MaineHealth pulls out of Portland Bayside deal

    PORTLAND — A $40 million project that would have put an eight-story office building and a parking garage on city land in Bayside has become a victim of the economic downturn. MaineHealth last week announced the cancellation of the project, citing economic instability and financial...

  • School budget reduces Portland tax burden

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on April 1 unanimously approved a $91.36 million budget. The fiscal 2010 budget, which takes effect on July 1, is an increase of $1.86 million, or 2 percent, over the current $89.5 million budget. Next year's budget eliminates 17 positi...

  • Not your typical family heirloom

    Bomb squad called to Falmouth to destroy Civil War cannon ball FALMOUTH — A routine visit to the Police Department Monday quickly morphed into an episode that could rival some action films – with a plot line that Stephen Ryder and his wife, Helga, of Edgewater Road, will...

  • Dean's Sweets helps take the sting out of tax day

    Despite the tumbleweed atmosphere gripping Exchange Street in the Old Port, there is no shortage of new restaurants and bars opening up around Portland. But first – Dean's Sweets at 82 Middle St. is giving away truffles. Go in, tell them you heard about the "Tax Day T...

  • Freeport teens to present a curious version of 'Alice'

    FREEPORT — A handful of creative Freeport High School students, in collaboration with Carol and John Farrell and Ian Bannon of Figures of Speech Theater, have created an adaptation of the Lewis Carrol books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass."

  • Swing your partner

    The 19th annual Down East Country Dance Festival at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School drew a large crowd last weekend in Topsham, with Sue Rosen calling and music by Phantom Power. (Keith Spriro photo)

  • Scarborough property tax rate expected to rise

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents will likely see an increased property tax rate with the fiscal 2010 budget, Town Manager Tom Hall said at Wednesday's Town Council meeting. With revenues projected to be down by 4.7 percent, even a conservative rise in expenditures, projected to be an incre...

  • Ethics panel 'peels back the curtain' on Scarborough PAC

    SCARBOROUGH — A state ethics commission hearing last week shed some light on operations of the political action committee behind last year's failed Scarborough Downs racino proposal. Among other things, the hearing revealed a former state legislator was paid $30,000 for services t...

  • Falmouth principal: Education drives kindergarten change

    FALMOUTH — Parents crowded into a classroom and settled into the small chairs at Lunt Elementary School on Tuesday evening to talk with Principal John Flaherty about his decision to switch all kindergarten classes to a 2.5-day schedule next fall. Under the new plan, Flaherty exp...