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  • Portland inauguation ceremonies slated for Dec. 6

    PORTLAND — Newly elected city councilors and School Committee members will be sworn in at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 6. Councilors will take the oath of office at noon and School Committee members will be sworn in at 4 p.m. Mayor Nicholas Mavadones, an at-large councilor since ...

  • Hanukkah ceremony Dec. 1 at Portland City Hall

    PORTLAND — The annual lighting of the giant Hanukkah menorah at City Hall will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews to commemorate religious liberty and the triumph of light over darkness. The eight-day holiday continues through Dec. 8. ...

  • Small alpaca farm in Cumberland helps redefine an industry

    CUMBERLAND — Tom Munroe and his wife Stacey Whitton could be the new face of farming at a time when raising healthy, homegrown food and promoting sustainable living is on the rise, but time and money are in short supply. They bought Abbott Farm about five years ago and now run a smal...

  • Portland school to host anti-bullying expert

    PORTLAND — A national expert and author on bullying prevention will speak Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Hall Elementary School, 23 Orono Road, about strategies parents can use in guiding their children. Prior to his presentation, Stan Davis will spend the day teaching Hall students and staf...

  • Yarmouth schools get new business manager

    YARMOUTH — Herbert I. Hopkins Jr. of North Yarmouth is the new director of business services for the Yarmouth School Department. He replaces Carol Kinney, who is retiring after serving 19 years as the School Department's business director. Most recently, Hopkins was business m...

  • Money grows on trees: Falmouth forestry project moves into 2nd year

    FALMOUTH — In this financial climate, any little bit of revenue helps. So, last year as part of the Open Space Plan, the town approved a pilot forestry program in Hadlock Forest that would harvest 30 percent of the forest and sell the lumber and firewood to benefit the town. At its N...

  • Portland's oldest place of worship opens a new, woman-led chapter

    PORTLAND — Over the past 335 years, the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church has had a history of transforming its trials into triumphs. A Revolutionary War cannonball that tried, unsuccessfully, to demolish the church in 1775 is now a link in a chain supporting the massiv...

  • UPDATE: After CMP defends 'smart' meters, Scarborough asks PUC to halt installations

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the Maine Public Utilities Commission to prohibit Central Maine Power Co. from installing "smart" electric meters in town until more information about their safety is available. The action came after a five-hour meetin... 1

  • Wreath convoy to stop at Cheverus High School in Portland on Sunday

    PORTLAND — A convoy of up to a dozen tractor-trailer trucks filled with wreaths bound for Washington, D.C., will stop at Cheverus High School on Sunday, Dec. 5, where they will be blessed during an hour-long ceremony. The event is part of

  • Portland middle school inventions aim to solve problems that nag the elderly

    GORHAM — Phyllis Jackson and Shirley O'Brien have been plagued by two different problems. The 93-year-old residents of the Inn at Village Square had difficulty doing tasks that most people take for granted. Jackson needed a way to carry a hot cup of coffee while pushing her wa...