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  • Freeport ballot has contests for council, sewer district

    FREEPORT — There will be two contested races in the Nov. 2 municipal election, one for an at-large seat on the Town Council and another for two seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees. Two residents have returned nomination papers for the council and three will vie for the Sewe...

  • Doing good on 9/11

    Rob Ellis, Jamie Cragnolime and Christie Van Kanegan paint over graffitti on a building in Portland's Deering Oaks Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. They were among 60 people who participated in a National Day of Service & Remembrance event organized by the city and Hour Exchange Portland on the ninth ann...

  • Falmouth council lukewarm on energy recommendations

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has taken the first step recommended by the Green Ribbon Commission, a group charged with making climate protection recommendations for the town, and passed a resolution in support of the overall plan. But During Monday night's meeting, councilors unanimou...

  • Racing for the cure

    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research since its inception in 1982. Sunday's 5K race and walk at Payson Park was the first in Portland, attended by more than 1,300 people. It raised more than $100,000.

  • Maine Dept. of Education warns schools about use of 'dangerous restraints'

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education is telling schools to prohibit the use of airway-restrictive restraints on students until the department can revise its regulations on restraint and seclusion of students in public and private schools. In a Sept. 10 letter from Education Co... 2

  • WMD training forces Portland road closures

    PORTLAND — Read Street between Bell Street and Canco Road will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during training exercises for emergency responders. Westbound traffic on Baxter Boulevard will be detoured through Payson Park t...

  • Effort to bring aircraft carrier to Portland waterfront hits strong headwind

    PORTLAND — Efforts to bring the USS John F. Kennedy to the Portland waterfront, where it would become a permanent museum and convention center, ran into opposition at a City Council workshop Monday night. Several councilors spoke against granting a memorandum of understanding for ber... 2

  • Portland councilors give raises to themselves, nonunion workers; OK new downtown noise rules

    PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday voted 7-1 to give raises to themselves and other nonunion city employees. The City Council also approved the creation of a sound oversight committee to mediate noise disputes between Old Port bar owners and other residents and business owners....

  • Portland man indicted for Parkside murder

    PORTLAND — A 25-year-old Portland man was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for the Aug. 12 murder of 58-year-old Richard Meyer. Shawn Garland is charged with intentional or knowing or depraved indifference murder in Meyer's stabbing death in a Grant Street apartment.

  • Skolnik launches write-in campaign for re-election to Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Embattled City Councilor Dan Skolnik has changed his mind and will seek re-election in District 3. "Based on events, I am putting my money where my mouth is," Skolnik said, when reached Monday afternoon. "And I have a big mouth." Skolnik has been making headlines re...