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  • Portland School Department adds content to website

    PORTLAND — The School Department has ramped up its media presence with two new features on its website. Earlier this month, the district launched "Let’s Talk Portland!", a means for parents, students, teachers and residents to provide feedback to school administrators. The site...

  • Optimism for replacement of Portland's 'tired' Hall School

    PORTLAND — The year was 1956. Dwight D. Eisenhower won a second term as president, Elvis Presley released his debut album, and Fred P. Hall Elementary School was built in the city's Deering neighborhood. Nearly 60 years later, the aging, wood-framed building at 23 Orono Road could be...

  • Portland mayor leads trip to Japanese sister city

    PORTLAND — Trips to Shinagawa, Japan, are becoming a Brennan family tradition. But to get there, Mayor Michael Brennan first had to get elected. Following in the footsteps of his sons, who visited Portland's sister city with youth and sports cultural exchanges, Brennan left Sa...

  • Cape, Scarborough teen marksmen hit the bullseye with junior championships

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three years ago, Don Leonard brought together the Scarborough Fish and Game Association and the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club to create a junior competition air-rifle team. Now, the coach can boast a junior championship squad. Leonard's team placed first in D...

  • North Yarmouth mulls new use for aging school

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With the fate of the soon-to-be-closed North Yarmouth Memorial School still far from certain, one proposal is to convert its septic system to handle community waste water. The Board of Selectmen will hold a presentation on the idea in the Town Office meeting room at ...

  • Sprucing up Longfellow Park in Portland

    Jennifer Corthell and Katelyn Ladd add a new mulch cover to an old tree in Portland's Longfellow Park on Friday, April 18, as part of the second annual park cleanup, organized by Carol Schiller, president of the University Neighborhood Organization. Corthell lives across from the park on Longfell...

  • Doing what comes naturally at Portland citizenship ceremony

    Eighty people, including the mother of 15-month-old Hela Fabbar, became U.S. citizens Friday, April 18, in a ceremony at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. It was the fourth time a naturalization ceremony was held at the school as part of a seven-week learning program on immigration. Hela's m...

  • Bath rings in spring with annual Mayfair and more

    BATH — With spring finally here to stay, the City of Ships will celebrate May 3 with its annual Mayfair event, a variety of yard sales, and the re-opening of the outdoor farmers market. Maypole dancing and music will be held on the Customs House lawn from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and sidewalk...

  • Unsung Hero: Jo Dill, championing senior athletes

    SCARBOROUGH — Jo Dill grew up in Kennebunkport in the late 1950s and early '60s, a time when most girls didn’t play sports. But Dill wasn’t “most girls.” “There were lots of boys in my neighborhood,” she said, “so I played sports all t...

  • Portland man indicted for sex trafficking

    PORTLAND — A Portland man faces six charges related to sex trafficking of a minor after his April 11 indictment by a Cumberland County grand jury. Alexander Mitchell, 20, whose last known address in court records was 343 Cumberland Ave., was indicted on three counts of Class B aggrav...