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  • Yarmouth estate auction to benefit conservation groups, North Yarmouth Academy

    YARMOUTH — After  John Kauffmann died in December 2014, his belongings didn't go to his family. Instead, Kauffmann, 91, arranged for the his wide array of collectibles and antiques to be auctioned off, with the money going to environmental conservation organizations. In addition...

  • Portland School Board backs $20M plan for new Hall Elementary School

    PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday night accepted what could be at least a $20 million plan to replace the aging Fred P. Hall Elementary School. Board member Laure Davis cast the only dissenting vote in the 8-1 decision. She unsuccessfully requested postponing the vote until Augu...

  • Parkview bankruptcy: Reorganization of Brunswick hospital relies on Mid Coast merger, shuns Lewiston partner

    BRUNSWICK — Parkview Adventist Medical Center on Tuesday filed a petition for bankruptcy protection that rests on a proposed takeover by the parent company of Mid Coast Hospital. Citing "years of change in the health care industry and increasing financial challenges," the nonprofit h...

  • Falmouth councilors elect Goldberg as chairman

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors elected a new chairman and vice chairman Monday at their first meeting since the June 9 election. The council also discussed a possible easement to allow the owners of the

  • Portland council delays vote on Stevens Avenue zoning

    PORTLAND — City Councilor David Marshall may hold the key July 6 to the future of the property containing Catherine McAuley High School and the former St. Joseph's Convent. Marshall's absence Monday prompted councilors to postpone a vote on whether to place the property into an R5A z...

  • Brunswick hospital files for bankruptcy protection

    BRUNSWICK — Parkview Adventist Medical Center today filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief. Citing "years of change in the health care industry and increasing financial challenges," the nonprofit hospital filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland for a proposed "pre-...

  • Portland's new city manager says he's ready for challenges

    PORTLAND — Jon Jennings on Monday said crossing the Casco Bay Bridge from South Portland makes him feel like he's going home. “I believe passionately in Portland,” Jennings said. "I really feel as though it has been very good to me personally and professionally." J...

  • Bath students adopt cause of Zimbabwe orphans

    BATH — They may be thousands of miles away, but the plight of a group of orphans in Zimbabwe has touched a class at Morse High School. So much so, that the Jobs for Maine's Graduates students have so far raised more than $3,000 to ensure the African children won't be turned out into ...

  • Bath arts center serves up art walk, Kennebec exhibit

    BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center is planning a variety of activities to get the summer started. The 802 Washington St. center will host Bath's 3rd Friday Art Walk & Trolley Tours on Friday, June 19, and liven things up with live dance. Bath's Resurgence Dance Company, and ...

  • Portland leaders mull General Assistance options, costs

    PORTLAND — The legality of city policy on General Assistance vouchers remains unclear, while the specter of 900 people losing assistance July 1 looms larger. On Monday, Mayor Michael Brennan brought together business leaders and recent immigrants outside City Hall to call for support...