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  • Yarmouth could help lead state residential energy upgrade program

    YARMOUTH — With the help of the Maine Green Energy Alliance, Yarmouth could be one of a few Maine communities to participate in a residential energy upgrade program. The

  • Portland seeks CDBG funding feedback from residents

    PORTLAND — The city will hold a series of meetings in September to gather feedback from residents about how Community Development Block Grant-funded programs are working in their neighborhoods. The city distributes about $2.1 million in federal CDBG funding to select social service a...

  • Damp in Deering Oaks

    Late-summer blossoms brighten a gray, drizzly day on Monday in Portland's Deering Oaks Park.

  • Falmouth street lights will remain on for now; council to consider wind energy ordinance

    FALMOUTH — By unanimous consensus Monday, the Town Council killed a plan to eliminate street lights throughout the town as a cost-saving measure initially included in the fiscal 2011 budget. The plan targeted 174 street lights for elimination, with a goal of turning off 135 of the li...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls welcomes 2nd class to Freeport

    FREEPORT — The country's only science and leadership semester school for girls will welcome its second class on Sunday, Aug. 29. Administrators and staff have been busy preparing for their arrival at the

  • North Yarmouth celebrates this weekend with Fun Day, triathlon

    NORTH YARMOUTH — “The Town Where Others Began” is the place to be this weekend for the annual North Yarmouth Fun Day and the inaugural Family Triathlon. All Fun Day events on Saturday take place on the Village Green on Route 115. A pancake breakfast will be held at 7...

  • Races set for Portland City Council, School Committee

    PORTLAND — The deadline for candidates to get on the November city election ballot passed Monday and it looks like District 3 will have the most interesting races. City Councilor Dan Skolnik announced earlier this summer that he will not seek a second term representing District 3. Tw...

  • Diverse groups join forces to promote elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — That an organization of young, idealistic activists is joining with the Chamber of Commerce to push the issue seems in itself reason to believe the city may soon have an elected mayor. "It's a great issue, it really cuts across the divide," Will Everitt, director of the Ma...

  • Portland ballot will include question on non-citizen voting

    PORTLAND — A handful of people turned out Monday to express their opinions on what is expected to be the most contentious issue on the city ballot in November: Should non-U.S. citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? An effort spearheaded by the League of Young Voters e...

  • Flaws in Maine wind bill like skating on 'dull skates'

    Final part of a three-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development  in Maine. AUGUSTA — After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. Jo...