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  • Peaks Island school eyed for emergency solar power array

    PEAKS ISLAND — The island school could be home to a first-of-its-kind emergency energy power source. A group of people including teachers and engineers met at the school library recently to start discussing the possibility of making the school the island's designated Red Cross e... 1

  • Portland council OKs music festival on Eastern Prom

    PORTLAND — Live music in a day-long show is likely to return to the Eastern Promenade next August after city councilors on Monday gave the go-ahead to hammer out details with promoters. By a unanimous vote, with Councilors Jill Duson and John Coyne absent, the City Council instructed...

  • Court backs city in Williston-West rezoning

    PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Oct. 16 upheld City Council approval of a conditional zone for the former Williston-West church properties at 26 and 32 Thomas St. The 6-0 decision, with Chief Justice Leigh Sauffley recusing herself, overturned a Dec. 31, 2013, Cumberla...

  • Nominal opposition for incumbent Democrat in Portland House District 38

    PORTLAND — Seeking his second term in the Maine House representing the city's West End, Democratic Rep. Matthew Moonen said he would like to continue his prior committee work while being part of the city's legislative delegation. "Nobody from Portland is termed out, so there is a rea...

  • Portland waterfront waste to help launch new business model

    PORTLAND — The lingering question was simple for Icelandic businesswoman Erla Petursdottir. "What do we do with fish guts?" she said Thursday Oct. 16. In Maine, the same question is asked about lobster shells. The answer may be found in the New England Ocean Cluster, an...

  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Hearing on Portland storm water fee shifted to Casco Bay High School

    PORTLAND — The first City Council Finance Committee public hearing on a proposed storm water fee for property owners will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave. The hearing had been planned for Deering High School; the new location was announced...

  • Spring Street reconstruction plans on view Wednesday

    PORTLAND — The future of Spring Street will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 24 of City Hall. Hosted by the city Department of Planning & Urban Development, the meeting on the Spring Street Re-Design Project will outline the future vision for the street from High to Te...

  • 2 contests in Casco Bay Lines board elections

    PORTLAND — Residents of Peaks and Cliff islands in Casco Bay will fill out larger ballots Nov. 4 than their mainland counterparts, with four seats on the Casco Bay Lines Board of Directors up for election. Races for only two seats on the ferry service board are contested. Incu...