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  • Preble Street candidate forums continue

    PORTLAND — Breakfast candidate forums at Preble Street Resource Center will continue Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., with a visit by independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. The 20th annual “You Don’t Need a Home to Vote” series, organized by Homeless Voices fo...

  • Bikes on the boulevard and beyond

    Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, right, rides with a group of of about 20 people, including three other councilors, Sunday on Baxter Boulevard, part of a  city-wide ride organized by the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to visit recently built bike routes at Thomps...

  • Democrats reject Falmouth's Dench for UMaine board of trustees

    AUGUSTA — Democrats on the Legislature’s Education Committee rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench to the University of Maine System board of trustees after a contentious hearing on Friday. The 8-6 party-line vote goes to the full Senate on Tuesday, Sept. ...

  • Correction

    The Sept. 19 article "Cape Elizabeth seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless" should have said Cape Elizabeth denies Verizon's claim the town violated the federal Spectrum Act.

  • Scarborough student arrested on knife charges

    SCARBOROUGH — An 18-year-old Scarborough High School student was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 23, for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon. According to police, a bus driver was alerted by several students that Jonathan Germano was sharpening a knife while on the bus. Police said ...

  • South Portland mulls tar sands findings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although the City Council accepted recommendations of the Draft Ordinance Committee earlier this year, the council was not as eager to act on the issues brought forth during a Sept. 22 workshop. The DOC was formed in February to tackle issues around the potentia...

  • School board gets new options for Brunswick school construction

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members are now considering a multitude of options to expand classroom space for Brunswick elementary students. The rough proposals, presented to the board at a special meeting Wednesday, range from basic repairs of existing schools to new construction.

  • Dunning Street tenants hope to return by next week

    BRUNSWICK — A week after tenants of a downtown apartment building were evacuated from their homes by Brunswick authorities, the property's owner is hoping to resolve life-safety code violations identified by the Fire Department. In an interview Wednesday, Bud Moody, the property...

  • Bike lanes proposed to skirt Maine Street 'death zone' in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Bicycle proponents plan to use Federal Street to experiment with how to improve downtown cycling safety and infrastructure. Members of the town's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee are proposing to place a shared lane, or "sharrow," northbound on Federal Stree...

  • Withdrawal vote colors Freeport school board election

    FREEPORT — Four candidates are on the ballot in November for two open seats on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors. Incumbents Nelson Larkins and Beth Parker will be working to keep their seats from challengers Charly Haversat Matheson and Lindsay Sterling. With Free...