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  • Recycling and trash management differs greatly for southern Maine towns

    PORTLAND — For every community, trash and recycling are a big deal. Whether the community has curbside pickup, pay-per-bag, carts or a transfer station, each town in Southern Maine does things a little differently. What most of them have in common is the non-profit waste management organiza... 1

  • Proposed Portland school budget cuts 81 jobs, increases taxes

    PORTLAND — The superintendent's proposed budget would eliminate nearly 81 positions next year, despite an almost 4-percent increase proposed in local property taxes. The final number of layoffs, however, will depend on the number of qualified school employees who take advantage of a ...

  • Portland High School students offer kids online safety tips

    PORTLAND — On Friday afternoon, Abram Marr donned a homemade paper crown, picked up a large sword made out of something that looked like duct tape and took his mark about eight paces behind Carissa Porcaro. On the 14-year-old Marr's crown was written: "King of Creeps." The 16-...

  • Portland police plan predictive crime unit; present 2010 stats

    PORTLAND — The Portland Police Department is planning to launch a new crime suppression unit – one that will seek to predict when and where crimes are about to happen. The announcement is one way the department hopes to meet its goal of reducing crime in the city by 5 percent i...

  • Portland East End kids hip-hop into afterschool program

    PORTLAND — The cafeteria at the East End Community School was a little chaotic Monday afternoon, with kids wiggling and turning cartwheels while music blared in the background. But it was a controlled chaos, part of a six-week hip hop dance program offered by Portland Youth Dance to ...

  • Maine libraries upset about HarperCollins' eBook lending limits

    PORTLAND — Maine libraries are pushing back against one of the nation's leading book publishers looking to limit the number of times an eBook can be loaned. The resistance comes two weeks after HarperCollins announced it would be the first publisher to limit eBook checkouts to 26 tim...

  • Portland considers stiff fines for graffiti violations

    PORTLAND — The city could adopt an ordinance that would place stiff fines on property owners who fail to remove graffiti in a timely manner, and on people caught with "graffiti implements." The City Council's Public Safety Committee is also considering eliminating the "free wall" alo...

  • The next budget crisis: Maine's 'confidential' employee pension plan costs $3 million

    Fifth in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. AUGUSTA — While state employees and teachers protested over the governor’s proposal to take...

  • Bring on Camden Hills

    Cape Elizabeth's Theo Bowe, left, Joey Doane and Cam Brown celebrate their team's 61-47 victory over Yarmouth in the Western Class B basketball final last weekend. The Capers won their third regional crown in four seasons and face Camden Hills in the Class B state championship game.

  • Preliminary Cape Elizabeth school budget up 2.2%

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Interim Superintendent of Schools Ken Murphy presented a fiscal year 2012 budget to the School Board Tuesday n...