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  • Falmouth panels ponder future uses of town land

    FALMOUTH — Two town committees came together in a non-traditional meeting last week to discuss what the future of Falmouth might look like. The Long Range Planning Advisory Committee and Community Development Committee met Oct. 9 for the town's first outreach meeting on developm...

  • Incumbent Portland Democrat faces GOP, Green challengers in House District 36

    PORTLAND — Seeking her third, two-year term in the Maine House of Representatives, Democratic State Rep. Denise Harlow puts a lot of stock in her independence. “I'm a dissenting voice a lot of times, I think we need people to take a stand,” said Harlow, 43, the daughter o...

  • Freeport incumbent, Pownal challenger in House District 48

    FREEPORT — Democratic state Rep. Sara Gideon, who is seeking a second term in House District 48, is being challenged by Republican Paul Schulz. Schulz, a resident of Pownal, is new to politics and has never held elected office, although he has volunteered in his own town and in Freep...

  • Cumberland road ballot question: Traffic flow versus quality of life

    CUMBERLAND — A contract zone that some Harris Road residents believe will disrupt their dead-end street goes to voters Nov. 4. The referendum, if approved, would uphold the Town Council's unanimous July 14 approval of a contract zone agreement with developer Justin Fletcher. F...

  • Portland program to provide 'Suits for Jobs'

    PORTLAND — Disadvantaged men seeking jobs can get help dressing for success at a “Suits for Jobs Giveaway” Friday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Portland Career Center, 185 Lancaster St. The event is a partnership between

  • Company gift beefs up Portland school's science labs

    PORTLAND — A city middle school and a global leader in veterinary equipment are teaming up to remake two classrooms. Lyman Moore Middle School and Westbrook-based IDEXX Laboratories are partnering with the goal of increasing student exposure to STEM studies – science,...

  • Hearings planned on proposed Portland storm water fee

    PORTLAND — A proposal to charge property owners a monthly fee to pay for future storm and waste water infrastructure improvements will get two public hearings in the next month. The proposed ordinance, now in front of the City Council Finance Committee, will first be open for comment...

  • Portland substance abuse panel takes public health approach

    PORTLAND — As the federal government begins to view substance abuse through the prism of public health, rather than law enforcement, a city subcommittee is preparing to assess the scope of addiction, prevention and recovery in Portland. At its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 9, the...

  • McAuley classes dig history: Students get their hands dirty in Portland's Baxter Woods

    PORTLAND — Students at Catherine McAuley High School have paired with a local archaeologist to unearth the past in their own backyard. Norm Buttrick, of Deering Center, brought students into Baxter Woods behind McAuley for an archaeological dig at the site of the Francis O.J. Sm...

  • Portland museum beats the drum for fire safety

    Drummer Jodi Ryan spins her mallets during a performance by Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band at the Portland Fire Museum on Spring Street. The museum held its 12th annual open house Saturday, Oct. 11, which coincided with National Fire Prevention Week.