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  • SAD 51 board OKs goals, contract with drivers

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a three-year set of goals. The panel also unanimously approved a labor contract with the district's bus drivers, and a quitclaim deed to the Chebeague Island School. The four s...

  • Despite high-profile vacancies, Falmouth commercial space in short supply

    FALMOUTH — From almost the moment a Portland sports pub's expansion into town was proposed, opponents have said they have no problem with the restaurant, just the location. They have suggested there are vacant commercial buildings that would be better homes for Rivalries than a parki...

  • State audit accuses Portland of financial mismanagement

    PORTLAND — Despite audit findings that the city General Assistance program violates state regulations in several ways, Mayor Michael Brennan on Monday defended its administration and operations. "I am confident th...

  • Mackworth Island access to be limited in March

    FALMOUTH — The causeway to Mackworth Island will be closed for repairs on weekends throughout March, according to the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The Maine Department of Transportation found the wooden bridge on the causeway was in need of repairs last...

  • Portland's aging communications system an expensive, high priority

    PORTLAND — While the existing city communications system is still "solid," according to Police Chief Michael Sauschuck, the time has come for something new. "We know we have a system that has reached its end of life," Sauschuck said Monday about the network that handles more than 66,...

  • Portland City Council not ready to roll on Uber rules

    PORTLAND — City councilors are still navigating the road to regulation for rideshare companies like Uber. On Feb. 18, the City Council Transportation, Sustainability & Energy Committee heard testimony and considered a draft ordinance from City Corporation Counsel Danielle West-Ch...

  • Portland Polar Dip rescheduled to March 14

    PORTLAND — The eighth annual Portland Polar Dip has been rescheduled to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at East End Beach. Registration for the dip begins at noon the same day. The annual event, which was postponed Feb. 21 because of ice in Casco Bay, is a fundraiser for Casco-based Camp...

  • Maine Turnpike Authority plans Falmouth projects

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Turnpike Authority will spend nearly $15 million on repairs and upgrades in the area beginning this year. The projects are all slated to begin either in the spring or summer, and have various timetables for completion. The MTA scheduled a public hearing on the pr...

  • UPDATE: Driver charged after Downeaster passenger train collides with SUV at Yarmouth crossing

    YARMOUTH — The driver of an SUV struck Monday afternoon by an Amtrak Downeaster passenger train is being charged with failure to stop at a railroad crossing. Kathleen Estabrook, 34, of Yarmouth, was the only person in the vehicle Monday...

  • Portland performance: Artist, organist to draw out Kotzschmar notes

    PORTLAND — Peter Krasinski may not be pulling out all the stops on the restored Kotzschmar organ next month at Merrill Auditorium, but he is looking forward to some musical fun. "I did give a concert here before the restoration. It is so satisfying to see the organ has kept its chara...