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  • RSU 5 budget grows less than 1%

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Trustees was expected to adopt a $23.6 million fiscal year 2011 school budget ...

  • From spying to saving Fenway: Fact-checking the GOP candidates for Maine governor

    Editor’s note: First of a two-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the campaign resumes of the candidates for governor. Next week: the Democrats.

  • School Board race is North Yarmouth's only election contest

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A two-person race for a seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors is North Yarmouth’s only contest in the June 8 election. Martha Leggat of Mountfort Road is challenging Lufkin Road resident Virginia Dwyer for the seat, which Dwyer h...

  • Falmouth targets 174 street lights for elimination

    FALMOUTH — Neighborhoods may soon be a little darker, with 174 street lights proposed to be turned off and removed by July 1. The reduction is part of the recently approved fiscal 2011 budget. "These were part of the cuts to keep the mil rate the same this year," Budget and Pu...

  • Portland's Irish, longshoremen subject of new book

    PORTLAND — A local author has published a book that explores the heyday of Irish longshoremen on the city's waterfront. In "Seated By the Sea," published by University Press of Florida, Munjoy Hill native Michael Connolly explores eight decades of Irish immigrants and the unions they...

  • Republicans left a message at King Middle School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Students in King Middle School's "Four Freedoms" learning expedition are getting a first-hand education in free speech after last weekend's state Republican convention. While the convention was held at the Portland Expo, GOP organizations from Maine's 16 counties were each... 21

  • Portland council approves housing for former Adams School property

    PORTLAND — Sixteen units of affordable housing could be under construction in less than a year at the former Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. The City Council Monday night approved selling about half of the 1.5-acre property to Avesta Housing for $250,000. The deal has been nearly...

  • Law firm wants tax break for move to Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND — Discussion of a deal months in the works between the city and a prominent law firm is expected to enter the public arena this week, when a City Council committee debates granting a tax break to help move the firm to a waterfront building. Pierce Atwood, currently at One Mo...

  • Portland bowling alley gets $25K city grant

    PORTLAND — A $25,000 grant from the city will help finance the finishing touches for a 12-lane bowling alley in Bayside. Greg Mitchell, the city's economic development director, said the grant for Bowl Portland was approved last week by the Downtown Portland Corp., a city-affiliated ...

  • Portland seeks $11M grant for major changes at 2 high schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department is seeking a federal grant that could lead to significant changes at two of the city's three high schools. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said the district is finalizing an application for a five-year, $11 million federal grant to make s...