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  • Bullens enters Senate District 11 race

    CUMBERLAND — Cindy Bullens, a Democrat, announced her candidacy in Senate District 11, after the withdrawal of Charles Kenney. District 11 includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Long Island. Bullens is a twice Grammy-nominated ...

  • SAD 51 task force proposes new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND – Among recommendations the School Administrative District 51 Sustainability Task Force will bring to the School Board is transferring Drowne Road School students to another school and using the building for other purposes. The task force, which includes board members, adm...

  • PUC lets Casco Bay ferry fare changes stand

    PORTLAND — The Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ruled that a May 2009 rate increase by Casco Bay Lines was reasonable and has rejected a petition demanding an investigation. The budget passed in May 2009 by the CBL Board of Directors resulted in increases to tickets across the ...

  • Bottle return: Friends reconnect 15 years after launching message from Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Nearly 15 years ago, four little girls from Yarmouth wrote a message, put it in a thick green bottle, threw it into the ocean and hoped for a response. After a few years, the girls moved away from Maine, grew up and forgot about their message – until last w... 4

  • Final vote slated on Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on March 31 is scheduled to take a final vote on an $89.8 million budget that eliminates 53 jobs. The committee will take its vote amid pressure from parents and teachers to reinstate teachers and from the City Council, which sets the bottom line for s...

  • 'No loss of learning about love': Street ministry serves spiritual needs of Portland's homeless

    PORTLAND — As the sun began to top the urban horizon last Thursday morning, splashing warmth on the cold bricks of Monument Square, Mair Honan, a small, unassuming 62-year-old woman, was roaming the streets. Honan, dressed in a purple wool overcoat and wearing a large cross around he... 1

  • Lane closure planned on Route 26/100 bridge in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Motorists who use Route 26/100 in Falmouth should expect delays on Thursday, April 1, as Maine Department of Transportation crews will close one lane of traffic on the 834-foot bridge that spans the ...

  • Obama to speak Thursday at Portland Expo; tickets available Wednesday

    PORTLAND — President Obama will visit the city Thursday to speak about the new health-care reform law, the White House announced this week. The White House Office of Media Affairs said the president will "speak directly to Mainers about how the historic health insurance reform bill h...

  • Falmouth 4th-graders going for green, need your votes

    FALMOUTH — Jennifer Merrifield's fourth-grade class at Plummer-Motz School is in the home stretch, heading for the finish line. At stake: a $150,000 hybrid school bus and the title of "America's Greenest School." The class, which is trying to show how easy it is to go green, e...

  • Redevelopment plan scaled back for Portland's Adams School

    PORTLAND — Reacting to changing housing needs in the city and limited funding options, an affordable housing developer has scaled back plans for redevelopment of the Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. Avesta Housing in July 2008 proposed building 40 condominium units consisting of a...