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  • Out with the old: Students, teachers say goodbye to Portland's Nathan Clifford School

    PORTLAND — The Lull family moved to their Pitt Street home in 2006, because it was within easy walking distance to the Nathan Clifford Elementary School, an institution that had served the neighborhood since 1907. But last Thursday morning, Greg Lull and his 7-year-old son, Zachary, ...

  • Ethics panel clears Portland newspaper over election ads

    PORTLAND — The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ruled last week that The Portland Press Herald did not violate state election law when it donated ad space that was used to promote an elected mayor referendum in Portland. Tom Valleau, a former Portland Ch...

  • Legislators demand answers from green energy group

    AUGUSTA — Legislators grilled staff of the Maine Green Energy Alliance for almost three hours on Thursday in the first step of an inquiry into the failed stimulus grantee. News reports have detailed recently how the organization founded by a prominent Democratic attorney got a $3 mil...

  • Legislative panel may subpoena Maine Turnpike Authority records

    AUGUSTA — The Senate chairman of the Legislature’s oversight committee may take the unheard of step of using the committee’s subpoena power to investigate spending at the Maine Turnpike Authority. State Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, said the Government Oversight Commit...

  • Quite the catch

    Steve Thornton of Atlantic Coast Towing prepares to hook a line to pickup truck sitting in the ocean about 100 yards off Stover's Point Road in Harpswell on Feb. 11. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said the truck was stolen in Brunswick early that morning.

  • Going up

    Kaley Meehan of South Portland went sledding last Saturday on the Highland Avenue hill at South Portland High School, and brought along something no one else had: her own rope tow. Her dad, Coleman, gladly played the role of beast of burden as Kaley raced down, then enjoyed the leisurely ride bac...

  • Making tracks

    Roads aren't the only things that need plowing this winter. Here a plow train approaches the "Deep Cut" bridge Friday, Feb. 11, on its way from Portland to Brunswick.

  • Fairchild seeks extended tax break from South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — One of the city's largest corporate taxpayers is asking the City Council to extend a company tax break. Fairchild Semiconductor has had a reduced tax rate through a tax increment financing district since the mid-1990s. That agreement expires on June 30. 1

  • Howard is South Portland Officer of the Year

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department named a 25-year veteran its 2010 Officer of the Year. Officer Adam Howard, who joined the force in in 1985, also won the award in 1996. He is  the department's firearms instructor and landlord-tenant liaison, and has served on the departmen...

  • Cape council finds funds for new school boiler

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With financial help from the Town Council, a $350,000 high school boiler will be replaced and a new heating system will be installed at the Donald Richards Pool for $29,000. At a Feb. 14 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Mike McGovern said the town received mor...