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  • June 4 walk in Portland to raise money for Haiti

    PORTLAND — A locally based relief organization will host a walk around the Back Cove Trail on Saturday, June 4, to raise money for Haiti. Registration for the 10 a.m. event will take place at 9 a.m. in Payson Park. The registration fee is $10, and the proceeds will benefit the...

  • Urge to serve sets up 6-way council race in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Councilor Bill Schaffer, who has served one, three-year term, hopes to retain his seat against former Councilor Mark Hough, former candidate Randy Bates, and three political...

  • Yarmouth School Committee incumbent faces 2 challengers

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are running to fill two seats on the School Committee this year. Incumbent Judiann Smith is seeking a second three-year term and is challenged by newcomers J. Philip Jones and Margaret Groban. Election Day is June 14 and voting will take place at th...

  • RSU 5 sends $24M budget to residents of Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors adopted a $23.9 million budget for fiscal year 2012. The spending plan includes money for capital improvements, technology investments, curriculum materials, additional teacher and support positions, and flexible professional ...

  • Ceremony officially ends Brunswick Naval Air Station operations

    BRUNSWICK — In a ceremony attended by hundreds of people Tuesday, U.S. Navy and government officials closed Brunswick Naval Air Station. Speakers thanked surrounding towns, civilian staff and sailors, past and current, for their service, and emphasized the ongoing importance of the r...

  • Weekend ferry times tweaked for Cliff, Chebeague islands

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines directors last week voted unanimously to change the year-round, morning weekend departures from Cliff and Chebeague islands. Starting June 18, the Saturday morning departure time from Chebeague Island will be moved to 7:45 a.m., and the Sunday morning depar...

  • Portland firefighters mourn honorary 'king of the castle'

    PORTLAND — The Portland Fire Department last week said goodbye to its honorary deputy fire chief, who was known to many simply as "Foxy." James Fox, 59, died May 21 after a brief illness. Fox, a longtime West End resident before moving to South Portland, was a constant presenc...

  • Riverton 'turn-around' replaces half the Portland school's teachers

    PORTLAND — By the end of this school year, nearly half the teachers at Riverton Elementary School will be have been replaced in the last two years. Some of the 14 exiting teachers have been transferred to other schools in the district, while others are retiring. Riverton is a small, ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth, Portland residents on Appeals Court short list

    PORTLAND — President Obama will choose between a Cape Elizabeth lawyer and a Portland judge to fill an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Reps. Michael Michaud and Chellie Pingree, both D-Maine, have nominated William Kayatta Jr. of Cape Elizabeth and J...

  • Portland Trails to celebrate new 10-mile path

    PORTLAND — For more than 20 years, Tom Jewell has envisioned connecting Portland's neighborhoods with a network of nature trails. To help make that vision a reality, Jewell, who founded the Forest City Land Trust in 1976, helped established Portland Trails in 1990 with Nathan Smith a...