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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • North Yarmouth selectmen OK development vote ballot language

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen on July 21 unanimously approved special Town Meeting warrant language for a ballot question that will decide the future of the Village Center. Selectmen previously voted that North Yarmouth Memorial School – closed last year &nd...

  • Falmouth ice cream stand a mother-daughter enterprise

    FALMOUTH — These hot summer days just got little bit cooler, thanks to a mother-daughter business dishing out Maine-made ice cream. Mainely Ice Cream operates out of Nina's Variety at 125 Bucknam Road, and serves up Sanford-based Shain's of Maine ice cream. Robin Williams and ...

  • Portland to host national hunger panel

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to testify Thursday, July 30, when the National Commission on Hunger meets at the University of Southern Maine. Among those addressing the 10-member commission appointed by Congress will be Mayor Michael Brennan, state Department of Health &...

  • State grants benefit several coastal projects

    PORTLAND — Communities have been awarded almost $70,000 for marine-related projects by the Maine Coastal Program. Melissa Anson, a spokeswoman for the program, which is administered by the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, announced the grants in a...

  • Portland programs get federal HUD grants

    PORTLAND — Federal grants totaling $2.78 million will be used to fund low-income city housing programs, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced July 23. The grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development include $1.8 million in Community Development B...

  • Alleged Freeport bank robber arrested after Portland chase

    PORTLAND — A city man faces an array of state and federal charges after being arrested Thursday afternoon following a foot chase near the University of Southern Maine. Jimmy Odong, 25, was charged with robbery in connection with the carjacking of a woman on Baxter Boulevard on July 1...

  • Jury: Freeport activist owes $14.5M in sex abuse defamation case

    PORTLAND — A jury decided Thursday that a Freeport advocate for children sexually abused by clergy was reckless and negligent in publicly accusing a Haiti orphanage founder of molesting children in his care. The jury awarded Michael Geilenfeld and an affiliated nonprofit, Hearts with...

  • South Portland resident leads effort to reclaim Pope Preserve as city park

    SOUTH PORTLAND — What began as a desire to circumvent a parking lot when approaching the Greenbelt Walkway has become a robust effort to a build a park. Dan Hogan, of E Street in Knightville, said he and his wife like to run on the Greenbelt, but never enjoyed having to start or...