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  • Portland museum beats the drum for fire safety

    Drummer Jodi Ryan spins her mallets during a performance by Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band at the Portland Fire Museum on Spring Street. The museum held its 12th annual open house Saturday, Oct. 11, which coincided with National Fire Prevention Week.

  • MDOT hosts meeting on I-295 improvements

    PORTLAND — Proposed improvements to the crosswalks at off- and on-ramps from Forest Avenue to Interstate 295 Exit 6 will be outlined at a 6 p.m. public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14. Held at the rehearsal space in Merrill Auditorium at 18 Myrtle St., the meeting will review plans by the M...

  • Scarborough schools want time to change grad requirements

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Department received the green light to apply for an extension in meeting the proficiency-based diploma requirements recently set by the state. Beginning in 2017, all high school students must demonstrate proficiency in order to graduate. The need to define "p...

  • Scarborough's Gym Dandies wheel their way to NYC

    SCARBOROUGH — Spectators at New York City's Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 13 will get a break from the usual procession when they’re treated to a performance by 150 students on unicycles. The cyclists are members of the Gym Dandies, a circus troupe in which over 2,000 S...

  • Candidates square off for 2 S.P. council seats

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two races for City Council positions are currently underway, with seats in District 1 and District 5 up for grabs.  On the Nov. 4 ballot, Claude Morgan and incumbent Councilor Michael Pock will vie to represent District 1, which consists of the northeastern...

  • S.P. grants liquor license, sets refuse rules

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of the City Council faced a difficult decision at an Oct. 6 meeting, after receiving an application for a liquor license from a former drunk-driving offender. The council ultimately decided to grant the license to the applicant, Peter J. Verrill Jr., of ...

  • Scarborough River dredging to resume

    SCARBOROUGH — After months on hold, dredging of the Scarborough River will resume in November under a $2.3 million contract. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen a new contractor for the project, which was originally supposed to start last October. The job will now be complete...

  • Brunswick High seniors ask board to up grad budget

    BRUNSWICK — A group of Brunswick High School seniors on Wednesday petitioned the School Board to put more money towards funding high school graduation at Bowdoin College. In an appeal to board members, Sarah Judd, the treasurer for the BHS Class of 2015 and Lancelot Naipier-Kane, the...

  • Sirocki faces Ely in House District 28

    SCARBOROUGH — The race to represent District 28 in the Maine House pits a two-term incumbent and supporter of Gov. Paul LePage against a political newcomer. Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki is seeking her third consecutive term in the House, where she serves on the Health and Human Se...

  • Harpswell asked to share Cedar Beach legal fees

    HARPSWELL — The victors in a court battle over Cedar Beach Road are asking the town to help pay some of their legal costs.  Members of Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters told selectmen on Oct. 2 that they plan to ask the town to help reimburse the court expenses incurred t...