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  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.

  • Cape municipal budget proposal holds the line on spending, reduces tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town manager's proposed municipal budget for fiscal year 2011 contains no overall spending increase and a three-cent reduction in the property tax rate. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the $8.5 million budget would maintain current services and employment, and the...

  • South Portland school cuts target 31 jobs, 1 middle school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The superintendent of schools presented a $39.4 million budget proposal Wednesday night that includes the elimination of 31 jobs. Superintendent Suzanne Godin's budget would require 29 layoffs, including four teachers, nine assistant coaches, two Central Office staffers ...

  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' doesn't matter: South Portland military museum hosts 'spectacular soiree'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A showcase of gay-friendly wedding services finally had its day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, more than three months after it was originally scheduled. The event dubbed a "spectacular soiree" for attendees of the Downeast Pride Alliance, a local network of gay-friendly busine...

  • Falmouth to discuss Ledgewood Drive plans

    FALMOUTH — Residents are invited to a Parks and Public Works Department public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, to discuss improvements to Ledgewood Drive. The 6 p.m. meeting in Town Hall Council Chambers will give residents an opportunity to discuss driveways, drainage issues and pot...

  • West's best B boys

    All eyes and hands were on the prize after Falmouth won its first Western Class B boys' basketball title Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Yachtsmen will meet Camden in the Gold Ball game Saturday in Bangor. More in Sports, Page 13.

  • Buy Local movement emerging in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a city known for big-box stores and the Maine Mall, which is filled with national retailers, visibility can be difficult for locally owned small businesses. But a group of merchants are hoping to change that by launching South Portland Buy Local on March 16 at the...

  • Board defends private meeting about Scarborough principal

    SCARBOROUGH — The principal of Scarborough High School said she has not ruled out any options after learning the School Board may have acted inappropriately when it discussed whether she should be reappointed. Principal Patricia Conant said she was told on Friday, Feb. 5, that she wo...

  • Winter Fun Day to be held at Rines Forest

    CUMBERLAND — The Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust will hold a Winter Fun Day at Rines Forest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. All ages are welcome to explore the more than 200-acre forest. Forester Jay Braunscheidel and members of the trust will give guided tours, and ...

  • South Portland draft budget includes deep cuts in fire, police departments

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than $250,000 in public safety cuts are part of the city manager's preliminary proposal to reduce the budget by $1.3 million. The Fire Department faces the biggest cut of $150,000, while the Police Department is slated for $105,000 in reductions. The dept...