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  • South Portland council delays budget vote amid questions

    School chief says spending plan is legal SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday postponed a vote on the combined city and school budgets to address questions raised during public comments. But on Wednesday, school and city officials indicated they were ready to proceed ...

  • SAD 75 withdrawal process at stake in Harpswell vote

    HARPSWELL — The fewer than two dozen residents who attended Tuesday's public hearing on the Town Meeting warrant forcefully aired their views for and against creating a committee to study withdrawing from School Administrative District 75. Article 2 on the June 14 warrant would autho...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmers offer delivery options for locavores

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Jordan family is changing the way people access and shop for locally sourced and grown food. Penny Jordan, owner of Jordan's Farm on Wells Road, and Caitlin Jordan,...

  • Brunswick councilors express support for school budget

    BRUNSWICK — For weeks, dozens of residents have attended public hearings, council meetings and workshops and asked the town council not to cut any more from next year's $33.3 million school budget. On Monday, they received some reassurance that the Town Council will not request any f...

  • SAD 75 taps assistant superintendent for school chief

    TOPSHAM — Brad Smith, hired last October as assistant superintendent of School Administrative District 75, was unanimously approved by the School Board for the top district job May 12. The Cape Elizabeth resident will replace Mike Wilhelm as superintendent of schools on July 1 and ha...

  • State won't pursue bankrupt Brunswick oil dealer

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine attorney general will not take legal action against Thibeault Energy, the oil company that closed suddenly in January and filed for bankruptcy protection last week. Assistant Attorney General Linda Conti said the company's owners, Conrad and Vivian Thibeault, si... 1

  • Freeport fields project gets $500K from L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean will donate $500,000 to the Freeport Fields and Trails project. Company spokeswoman Carolyn Beem said Bean will contribute the money without restrictions. "The gift was given without specification. It is (to be determined) if it will be used for a particul...

  • Heart trek

    Sosanya Pok, 20, of Scarborough, hugs the Martin's Point Health Care mascot before joining the Southern Maine Heart Walk around Back Cove in Portland on Sunday. The event included health screenings, children's activities and educational exhibits, with a fundraising goal of $335,000 for the American ...

  • Ground Zero artifact to arrive in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A 20-foot, 50,000-pound piece of steel salvaged from Ground Zero in New York City will be delivered Saturday, to be used in a 911 monument to the Twin Towers. Elaine Green, the 911 Committee chairwoman and a member of the Freeport Flag Ladies, said the steel beam is expect...

  • Cumberland council candidates cautious on gravel pit vote

    CUMBERLAND — Three residents are running for the at-large Town Council seat being vacated by 12-year Councilor Jeff Porter. Voters will decide on June 14 whether Thomas Gruber of Foreside Road, Sally Leavitt of Morgan Lane or Michael Edes of Edes Road – all seeking their first ...