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  • WinteRush remnants

    Although a lack of snow canceled this year's WinterRush festival in Portland, the Polar Bear 5K and Freezin' for a Reason Dip went on as scheduled on Feb. 13. The weather was bright and sunny, but judging from the dippers' faces, the water at East End Beach was still cold as heck.

  • Jumping for health

    Ben Fisher, left, takes a turn twirling the rope as his classmates Caleb Delano and Alex McGonagle jump during the "Jump for the Health of It" fundraiser at Longfellow Elementary School in Portland on Feb. 12.

  • Communities receive municipal energy grants

    YARMOUTH – Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and energy costs will soon begin in communities receiving grants to help reach conservation goals. The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced the first round of energy conservation block grants on Friday, Feb. 12...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget to be discussed in forum

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 will hold a fiscal 2011 budget forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, to discuss the financial challenges the district faces and the latest information on revenues and expenses. The forum will be held in the Commons area of Greely High School ...

  • Man charged with Portland murder makes 1st court appearance

    PORTLAND — The man police say gunned down a friend Feb. 10 made his initial court appearance Tuesday. Daudoit Butsitsi, 24, is charged with killing Serge Mulongo, also 24. Police believe Butsitsi shot Mulongo at around 11:15 p.m. Feb. 10 on the porch of an apartment building on Park ...

  • Wharf Street canopy among options for Portland noise task force

    PORTLAND — A task force will spend the next four months considering options to address noise downtown and in the Old Port, including installation of a glass canopy over Wharf Street. The Public Safety Committee last fall held several meetings to discuss complaints from residents and ...

  • Goodwill seeks adults for new youth mentoring program in Portland

    PORTLAND — Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is looking for 75 volunteers over the next two years to mentor at-risk youth in greater Portland. Mentors are being sought as part of a new program, Goodw...

  • 'Affordable,' artist-oriented apartment building planned for Oak Street in Portland

    PORTLAND — An affordable housing developer is planning to build a 37-unit apartment building in the Arts District, and is targeting artists for tenants. Grey Payne, development officer for Avesta Housing, said the agency could begin the city approval process as soon as next month. Th...

  • Kunin seeks new challenges, Deering High School seeks new principal

    PORTLAND — Ken Kunin will resign as principal of Deering High School at the end of the school year, he said, to seek a new challenge. Kunin said his resignation has nothing to do with the bleak financial forecast for city schools, which face a mid-year cut of $2.6 million in state aid in...

  • Analysts: School funding crisis an opportunity for change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Maine has too many school districts, too many administrators, too few students per teacher and too many students identified for special education. Those were just some of the problems behind the current funding crisis for public education identified by attorney and educa...