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  • South Portland councilors open to budget hike for city, but not for schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A majority of city councilors on Monday said they would be open to at least a 2.5 percent increase in the upcoming municipal budget. Their directive to the city manager stands in stark contrast to budget guidance provided several weeks ago to the School Board, which ...

  • Goal!

    Halley Taylor, left, and Michelle Gray carry a box of food donations into the Cumberland Food Bank at the Congregational Church on Feb. 5. The supplies were raised through a food drive conducted by the Greely High School hockey teams.

  • Appeal of Winslow Homer Road building permit postponed in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Feb. 9 that would have taken up the Portland Museum of Art's appeal of a building permit issued to property abutting the Winslow Homer house was postponed. According to Planning Director Dan Bacon, not enough ZBA members w...

  • Scarborough reps to meet with constituents

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Amy Volk and Heather Sirocki will hold constituent hours at the Scarborough Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 3-5 p.m. Constituents are invited to discuss questions and concerns with the two Scarborough Republicans. Appointments are not necessary.

  • Topsham selectmen welcome new manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen's Feb. 3 meeting, Cornell Knight's first as town manager, lasted just 13 minutes. Knight, who was town manager in Winthrop the past 12 years, replaced Jim Ashe. He said his immediate focus would be on the fiscal 2012 budget. Selectmen approved ...

  • Topsham high school launches senior Capstone program

    TOPSHAM — A capstone forms the top of a building or wall. It's the final touch – a crowning achievement. It is also the name of a new Mt. Ararat High School project that marks the culmination of a student's high school experience. "The stones are your education for the 1... 1

  • Conservative activists object to Route 1 corridor plan for Mid-Coast Maine

    ROCKLAND — At the November meeting of the Gateway 1 Implementation Steering Committee, a man no one on the committee had ever seen before got up to speak. Ted Cowan was clean-shaven and dressed in khakis and a collared shirt. He spoke forcefully, staring down committee members and re... 3

  • WinteRush returns to Portland this weekend

    PORTLAND — WinteRush begins Friday Feb. 11 with a ski and snowboard competition in Monument Square, followed by a weekend of outdoor public activities. Lack of snow foiled the city's planned outdoor winter celebration last year. This year, snowshoeing, snowman- and snow fort-building...

  • UPDATED: Governor announces initiatives to help former Thibeault Energy customers; lawmakers propose tighter rules

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday announced two initiatives to help customers affected by the sudden closure of Thibeault Energy in Brunswick. In addition, Brunswick-area legislators are proposing a bill to increase consumer protection from sudden oil company closures.

  • Ceremony marks first transfer of Brunswick base property

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy invited politicians, members of the public and the media to massive Hangar 6 at Brunswick Naval Air Station for Monday's ceremonial change of ownership of the base airfield. The ceremony recognized the first BNAS property to be transferred from the Navy to t...