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  • Falmouth police believe Valle set fire at his home

    FALMOUTH — Police say they have probable cause to believe the teenager accused of breaking into homes naked in November also set his family's home on fire after his parents kicked him out. Logan Valle, 18, was told by his mother to leave their home at 12 Inverness Road because of his...

  • RSU 5 fast-tracks hiring of new superintendent

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors is forming a search committee with the goal of hiring a new superintendent of schools by March 2015. The board on Dec. 10 met with consultant Ron Barker to discuss the role of a search committee and a schedule for the search pr...

  • Portland minimum wage not ready for council debate

    PORTLAND — An ordinance to create a city-wide minimum wage may not get full City Council consideration until February 2015, Mayor Michael Brennan said Dec. 11 after a public hearing held by the City Council Finance Committee. The ordinance to create a minimum wage beginning at $9.50 ...

  • Coffee, and cup, by design

    South Portland sculptor Jac Ouellette, of Anviljac Studios, prepares to put the final touches on her latest creation Monday, Dec. 15, on the roof of Coffee By Design on Diamond Street in Portland. The 15-foot-tall, 700-pound coffee mug with coffee beans, a cherry, and a column of steam ...

  • Scarborough school chief up for Massachusetts job

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III is a finalist for the position of superintendent of Lexington Public Schools in Massachusetts. The Lexington superintendent search committee announced its three finalists last week. Others are Superintendent Mary Czajkowski...

  • Portland high school seniors march to promote college aspirations

    PORTLAND — Mail 'em in, boys and girls. That was the message as seniors at Casco Bay High School, at 196 Allen Ave., held the second annual March to the Post Office on Dec. 12 to send in their college applications. The entire senior class, or about 70 students, marched from th...

  • Open house at Portland City Hall on Thursday

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to join Mayor Michael Brennan and city councilors for a holiday open house from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, at City Hall. The open house, in the State of Maine Room on the second floor, is also a chance for the public to informally discuss issues a...

  • Maine weather, changing habits challenge Salvation Army

    PORTLAND — It's a holiday tradition. The red buckets, the Santa hats, and the clanging bells. Every December, the Salvation Army sends its troops out into communities across the country to ring the bells for its Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, which raises money to help pr...

  • Leeds man dies in custody at Cumberland County Jail

    PORTLAND — A 33-year-old man died while he was in custody at the Cumberland County Jail early Sunday morning. Miles Hartford, 33, was being held at the jail for charges in Androscoggin County including operating after suspension, violation of condition of release, operating under the...

  • Portland's Bishop Deeley helps fill bowls, hearts

    Bishop Robert P. Deeley, center, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, serves a bowl of soup Friday to Portland resident Haider Hussain at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. The kitchen at 307 Congress St. offers free meals to the community Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p...