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  • Peaks Island fuel company plan sparks opposition

    Discounts available to some island ferry riders PORTLAND — Anyone who purchases a monthly or annual pass from the Casco Bay Island Transit District can now get a discount courtesy of the Peaks Island Council. The council allocated $25,000 for the ferry discount program, whic...

  • Portland plans $5,000 fix at Deering Center community garden

    PORTLAND — The city's Public Services Division will spend $5,000 to fix problems associated with a community garden in the Deering Center neighborhood. Public Services Director Michael Bobinsky said the city will add trees to restore privacy for the garden's neighbors. It will also c...

  • U.S. Navy's Blue Angels to return for first civilian air show in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy may be gone, but the Blue Angels and other airborne acrobats are coming back for Brunswick Landing's first civilian air show Aug. 26-28. "It's the same airshow people have come to know and love," said Marty McMahon, aviation services manager for the Midcoast...

  • UPDATE: Victim identified, Portland police seek clues in deadly shooting

    PORTLAND — The state medical examiner on Tuesday identified a man who was shot to death early Monday morning off outer Congress Street. The victim was Allen MacLean, 41. An autopsy Tuesday confirmed he was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest. Acting Police Chief Michael Sau...

  • Plan envisions changes to Forest Ave. in Portland

    PORTLAND — Narrower intersections, bike lanes, street furniture and better – perhaps even artistic – lighting are among recommendations to make Forest Avenue more friendly to pedestrians and bicycle riders. The suggestions are part of a conceptual plan called "Transf...

  • 'Tell them no': Possible post office closing seen as threat to Cliff Island life

    CLIFF ISLAND — Shortly before noon last Thursday, the town center of Cliff Island was bustling with activity. Year-round residents mingled with summer folks at the crossroad, where an American flag is flanked by the ferry landing, Peale's Seaside Market, a tennis court and post offic...

  • Quiet revolution: Could Falmouth teacher-turned-software developer have education's next big thing?

    FALMOUTH — In the same way the Maine Technology Initiative put the state on the map for classroom computers, education's next big thing might just be coming from Maine. At least, that's what Academic Merit creator Ogden Morse is hoping. Last year, Morse piloted his three-part ...

  • Portland schools brace for higher enrollment; superintendent decries funding formula change

    PORTLAND — After the closing of the parochial Cathedral School this spring, the Portland Public Schools are bracing for an uptick in enrollment. At the same time, the School Department is already preparing for a change in the state's school funding formula that's expected to cost the...

  • Students host candidates forum in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students from the high school Advanced Placement government class will hold a House District 121 candidates forum on Aug. 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The special election on Aug. 16 will fill a seat vacated by Sen. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, who was...

  • Prepare to dive

    With Tom Allen, president of the Harpswell Festival, sitting in the fundraiser dunking tank, Dan Boland prepares to take his best, albeit close, shot at hitting the target at last weekend's annual celebration.