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  • School bus ads may be part of Portland sports booster funding

    PORTLAND — The School Department is moving ahead with changes to its sports booster policy, and is also considering selling advertising on school buses to support the programs. The department met with sports booster groups and coaches last week to discuss the pending changes, but t...

  • Passerby, neighbor rescue 3 in Falmouth house fire

    FALMOUTH — Firefighters from three communities responded Sunday morning to a call from a man driving on Pleasant Hill Road who saw smoke coming from the roof of a house. In the five minutes between the 10:23 a.m. call and when the Portland truck arrived, the caller and a neighbor wer...

  • LePage to meet with Portland mayor, backs lobster by-catch sales

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday pushed back against allegations he would not work with the city of Portland for political reasons. Instead, LePage, a Republican, said he would "love" to work with the city that overwhelmingly voted for his Democratic and independent challe...

  • Triathlon in South Portland: Expect traffic, road closures near SMCC

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sunday drivers can expect delays in areas of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth this weekend when streets are closed to make way for an all-women's triathlon. The fourth annual Tri for a Cure on July 31 starts at 10 a.m. Competitors will swim one-third of...

  • Topsham-based group sponsors fiber arts tours

    TOPSHAM — Nearly 50 locations throughout Maine will host the Fiber Arts Tour Weekend next month. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7, and is sponsored by Maine Fiberarts, a statewide non-profit organization based at 13 Main St. The e...

  • Correction

    A photo provided by Roger Chabot of the Higgins Beach Association that accompanied the story "Webcam puts eyes on Higgins Beach" last week had incorrect caption information. The photo was taken on July 4.

  • Plan to spend up to $39M for Wentworth School goes to Scarborough voters in November

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters will decide in November whether to spend up to $39.1 million on a new Wentworth Intermediate School. After months of planning, presentations, estimates and schematics, the Wentworth Building Committee got a resolution from the Town Council on Wednesday to send th... 2

  • Littered with cats: Brunswick shelter cares for felines rescued from hoarders

    BRUNSWICK — Behind the Coastal Humane Society at 30 Range Road, four volunteers wearing hair nets, booties and bio-hazard suits are crowded around Amy, a terrified-looking orange cat. Amy is infected with the virulent feline disease ringworm and is undergoing her bi-weekly "spa treat...

  • Town weighs future of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — With a decision on whether to take ownership of West Harpswell School only a month away, residents met Wednesday to discuss possible uses of the building. Voters will decide at a special Town Meeting on Aug. 23 if they want the town to acquire the school property from Sch...

  • Plan to secure access to Harpswell beach falls through

    HARPSWELL — The latest effort to secure public access to Cedar Beach has failed. The Friends of Cedar Beach announced Wednesday that they would no longer be pursuing a $300,000 grant from the Land for Maine's Future Water Access Fund that would have aided in the acquisition of a publ...