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  • Assistant city manager to leave Portland for Camden post

    PORTLAND — Assistant City Manager Pat Finnigan will leave her job next month to become the town manager in Camden. The move comes three months after Finnigan was passed over for the top administrative job in Portland city government. Finnigan, a Bangor native, said she is exci...

  • 'It could have taken out a whole dock': Irene beaches 65-ton boat in Harpswell

    The 65-ton catamaran Bearcat II sits on the sand at Mackerel Cove in Harpswell after breaking loose from its mooring on Sunday night during Tropical Storm Irene.

  • Back to school: New leadership team in Bath-area RSU 1

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1, like nearby School Administrative District 75, is starting its 2011-2012 year with two new people at the helm. Patrick Manuel replaced William Shuttleworth as superintendent July 1. The Topsham resident was previously assistant superintendent of Regiona...

  • Vacant Brunswick lot to become green, low-cost housing

    BRUNSWICK — A weedy, vacant lot on the corner of Cushing and Cumberland streets is being transformed into an energy-efficient affordable housing development. Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Brunswick Housing Corp. are teaming up to build a three-unit condominium project across f...

  • Stormy weather

    Central Maine Power Co. linemen Mike Ross, in the bucket, and Bob Taylor deal with fallen tree limbs that started a fire at the corner of Forest Avenue and Holly Street on Aug. 28 as Tropical Storm Irene passed through Portland. At one point, according to City Hall, 60 streets were without power. A ...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham go back to school without consolidated teacher contract

    FREEPORT — While Regional School Unit 5 is finally beginning to reap the benefits of district consolidation, teachers in Freeport, Durham and Pownal are all starting the year without a consolidated contract. Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh said teachers are starting to unify ...

  • Falmouth High School moves into the cloud

    FALMOUTH — Administrators at Falmouth High School have their heads in the clouds – the digital clouds. The school this year will roll out a cloud-computing program that will achieve a student-to-laptop computer ratio of 1-to-1 in a very different way than most Maine schools.

  • Cumberland animal shelter to hold fundraising cruise

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, an adoption center and no-kill shelter for kittens and cats, will hold a fundraising harbor cruise on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Casco Bay Lines cruise will run from 7-10 p.m. and embark from the ferry terminal on Commercial Street in Portla...

  • Abyssinian House gets $25K challenge grant

    PORTLAND — An effort to restore the third oldest African-American meeting house in the country received a $25,000 boost from the 1772 Foundation. But the restoration committee must raise $25,000 to match the grant. The Abyssinian Meeting House, 75 Newbury St., was built in the...

  • 5 arrested in Portland for trafficking pain pills

    PORTLAND — Five people were arrested Aug. 25 in Portland for allegedly trafficking pain pills. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Kevin Cashman said agents seized more than 200 Oxycodone pills, with a street value of $6,000, as well as $21,000 in cash. The five people ar...