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  • Portland councilors advance school budget, uncertain about municipal spending

    PORTLAND — From the City Council Finance Committee's perspective, the $102.8 million fiscal year 2016 school budget seemed in good order April 9. The committee, chaired by Councilor Nick Mavodones...

  • Whittier to resign from North Yarmouth Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With one seat on the Board of Selectmen already up for election in June, another will be vacant soon after voters go to the polls. Selectman Clark Whittier, whose service on town panels stretches back more than 30 years, announced at the April 7 Board of Selectmen me...

  • North Yarmouth Town Meeting OKs $2.7M budget, but not without questions

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Town Meeting on April 11 approved a $2.7 million municipal budget, and spending $100,000 for the purchase and preservation of undeveloped Knight's Pond and Blueberry Hill. The town budget, down nearly $117,000 from current spending, by itself would allow the tax rate...

  • Main Street Bath loses director to Bath Iron Works

    BATH — Main Street Bath is looking for a new program director after Carolyn Lockwood stepped down this month. Lockwood has returned to Bath Iron Works as a designer. After being elected to the City Council in 2012, Lockwood resigned last August when she

  • Portland office of Unum plugs into EV movement

    PORTLAND — Unum has installed four electric vehicle charging stations for employees at its campus on outer Congress Street.  "Basically, the idea of electric vehicle charging stations is being pushed through Unum as a corporation, and they've been trying to identify the rig...

  • Portland School Board takes 3rd shot at revised elementary school hours

    PORTLAND — The School Board is again considering new daily schedules for elementary schools next year. At an April 7 workshop and meeting, the board heard a third proposal for start and end times in the city's eight elementary schools. Under the latest proposal, the Reiche, Ri...

  • Portland police: St. John St. market vandalism a hate crime

    PORTLAND — Early morning vandalism Sunday at a market that caters to the Muslim community is being investigated as a hate crime, Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said in a press release. Police are looking for a white man who was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, seen on video s...

  • Sobering lesson in South Portland

    South Portland firefighters prepare to place Caitlyn Tucker, a junior at South Portland High School, into an ambulance Saturday, April 11, at the Maine Mall after a mock car crash. The event was part of the Maine Teen Driving Expo, designed to raise awareness about the hazards of driving while in...

  • South Portland water main repair expected to snarl traffic near Casco Bay Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Drivers can expect major delays Sunday while the Portland Water District repairs a water main at the intersection of Waterman Drive and Broadway from 7 a.m-7 p.m. Westbound traffic on Broadway will be shut down, according to a Fire Department press release, and ...

  • Surf SUP in Portland

    Portland resident Bruce Gridley glides across Back Cove on a stand-up paddleboard on a foggy afternoon Friday, April 10. Gridley said he was undaunted by the weather. "I do this kind of thing all the time," he said.