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  • City seeks artwork for 'Banners over Bath'

    BATH — Main Street Bath is looking for artists of all abilities, students and other community members to create personalized banners for the 11th annual "Banners over Bath" outdoor arts event. Since this year's theme is "Vintage Bath," the banners should celebrate the history of the ...

  • Portland city manager search continues without Hill-Christian

    PORTLAND — While the search firm working to replace former City Manager Mark Rees seeks public input, acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian last week removed her name from consideration. Hill-Christian has served as acting manager since Sept. 4, 2014. She was appointed by the Cit...

  • Portland Mechanics' Hall: Storied past, renewed future

    PORTLAND — Historic preservation and serendipity intersect at the corner of Congress and Casco streets. The result is a new life at Mechanics' Hall that will allow the 200-year-old Maine Charitable Mechanic Association...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school spending could rise 3.6% in fiscal 2016

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 Superintendent Jeff Porter last week unveiled a proposed $33.7 million budget for fiscal 2016, an increase of 3.6 percent over current spending. Meanwhile, Gov. Paul LePage's state budget proposal includes an approximately $642,000 reduc...

  • Falmouth Audubon center plugs into solar power

    U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, right, and Maine Audubon Exectutive Director Charles Gauvin survey a new solar array Friday, March 20, at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm headquarters in Falmouth. The array, which features more than 150 individual panels at several locations, will annually produce an...

  • North Yarmouth development proposal gets little love at hearing

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A proposal by the Board of Selectmen to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus drew criticism and questions at the third in a series of public meetings. The March 18 meeting, held at the now-closed school, allowed opponents to ai...

  • Maine education chief promotes new assessment in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Students at Falmouth Elementary School joined peers from a handful of other schools across the state in taking a new statewide assessment test in its inaugural week. And according to the acting commissioner of the state Department of Education, who visited the school on Ma...

  • Portland substance abuse panel sees value in following Seattle's 'LEAD'

    PORTLAND — A crime diversion program created in Seattle is generating local interest from a city panel on substance abuse. “From my perspective, a pilot program would be a perfect fit for the Bayside neighborhood," Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said March 19 as the subcommitte...

  • Portland walk to aid violent crime victims

    PORTLAND — The fifth annual walk in memory of Darien Richardson will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Baxter Boulevard parking lot along Back Cove. Richardson was shot Jan. 8, 2010, during a home invasion and died about two months later from a blood clot that was a result o...

  • Maintenance alters Portland car ferry schedules

    PORTLAND — Routine maintenance work on the Machigonne II could last for the next five weeks and will alter car ferry service to Peaks Island, according to a Casco Bay Lines news release. Peaks Island-based Lionel Plante Associates will handle car ferry services, using its Island Aven...