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  • Portland's new HHS director arrives at pivotal time

    PORTLAND — With a background in government and nonprofits, the city's new director of health and human services expects her experience will be a critical tool in running the department. "All the work I've done gives me insight into how government works and connections and contacts th...

  • Cumberland firefighters hold annual toy drive

    CUMBERLAND — The Fire Department is celebrating the holidays by helping those in need. The department's annual toy drive runs through Dec. 24. New and unused gifts can be dropped off at 366 Tuttle Road. Email firefighters4kids@gmail...

  • Portland task force meets as lawsuit follows fatal fire

    PORTLAND — The task force created to review city code enforcement procedures and staffing began a series of meetings Dec. 3, looking to have recommendations ready for City Councilors by Feb. 10, 2015. The first task force meeting came a day before Cumberland County Superior Court Jus...

  • Portland-area water rates rising as infrastructure replacement needs mount

    PORTLAND — Driven by the need to replace aging mains and other infrastructure, the quasi-municipal authority that pumps water to the city and 10 surrounding communities may nearly double capital spending in 2015 and increase water prices by 3.8 percent. The rate increase factors into...

  • Cumberland hires road engineer, OKs police pact

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved an engineering contract for Blackstrap Road reconstruction, and a three-year labor contract with police. The town awarded the $79,500 engineering work to Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, which was both the lowest bidder...

  • Langlais' bears invade Portland public art scene

    PORTLAND — Don't worry about the bears at play at the Portland International Jetport – they are actually welcome additions to the city art scene. The bears are among 10 pieces sculpted by the late Bernard Langlais that are being displayed at public sites throughout the cit...

  • Company providing natural gas to Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth taps Ohio man as new president

    CUMBERLAND — The utility bringing natural gas service to Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth has announced a change in leadership. Summit Natural Gas of Maine named Mike Tanchuk president, effective Jan. 1, 2015, according to a company press release. He will replace Mike Minkos, who is...

  • RSU 1 weighs rebuilding or renovation of Bath high school

    BATH — Should Morse High School be renovated or replaced? That is a key question facing Regional School Unit 1. Its 85-year-old high school ranks 11th on the latest state funding list,

  • Portland organization Maine Inside Out sets the stage for juvenile reform

    PORTLAND — Zack Gregoire spent three years inside the Long Creek Youth Development Facility, where he went through all the routine counseling required. However, Gregoire, now 18, also found a different kind of therapy that helped him get through while inside, and even have ...

  • Portland students to video-conference with peers in Mexico

    PORTLAND — Starting in January, some students at Deering High School will begin a different kind of conversation. As part of an advanced Spanish class and a co-curricular activity called the Ambassador's Program, 30 students from all grades will participate in a semester-long vi...