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  • Portland minimum wage bill to get public hearing, vote

    PORTLAND — A public hearing on a proposed citywide minimum wage will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. in City Hall by the City Council Finance Committee. The committee chairman, Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., has said he expects the panel to vote on forwarding the ordinance to the full City...

  • Falmouth molds game plan for economic growth

    FALMOUTH — The town's first economic development strategy has begun to take shape, with four broad goals identified in a first draft of the plan. Town Manager Nath...

  • North Yarmouth bee farm murder trial goes to jury

    PORTLAND — Assistant Attorney General John Alsop told jurors on Tuesday that a 911 call placed by shooting victim Leon Kelley’s wife as her husband was gunned down was the most important evidence they’d heard in the murder trial of Merrill Kimball. “Bam, bam, bam,&r...

  • Portland's community development grants reduced, demand remains high

    PORTLAND — A plan to help people left most vulnerable by expected changes to city general assistance, homeless and public health programs will rely largely on $4.28 million in city funds and federal Community Development Block Grants. Funding from the Consolidated Housing and Communi...

  • Cumberland council OKs budget, tax hike

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a town budget, and heard a report from the Ocean Access Committee on a potential management plan for the town's portion of the former Payson property. The $10.4 million fiscal 2016 budget contains an $8.8 million operating ...

  • Cumberland County to roll out new emergency alert system

    WINDHAM — Cumberland County wants to give you a call. On Friday, the county's Regional Communications Center will conduct a test call on its new CodeRED emergency alert system. The system is used to quickly send the public urgent information – such as warnings of severe we...

  • TIP volunteers: Greater Portland's 'first responders in an emotional sense'

    PORTLAND — When accidents happen, the first responders are often police officers, paramedics or firefighters there to help the casualties. But a growing number of second responders are volunteers, there to provide a different service to those left standing on the sidelines. Th...

  • Tricycles built for 2: Group hopes to open Portland trails to those who can't hike

    PORTLAND — A program that provides recreational trail rides to elderly and disabled people is getting set to roll into the city. “It is a simple pleasure, that's all it is, but it has enormous benefits,” Portland Wheelers Executive Director Doug Malcolm said April 9 about...

  • Falmouth looking at 4.5% property tax hike

    FALMOUTH — Property owners can expect a tax increase of 63 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in the 2016 fiscal year budget. The 4.5 percent increase was outlined by Councilor R...

  • Freeport as 'art hub'? Advocates believe it's possible

    FREEPORT — Local artists hope to shed some light on their work and show residents and tourists alike that there's more to Freeport than just good shopping. The Freeport Players and the