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  • Proposed municipal budget raises Yarmouth taxes; school budget holds the line

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on March 18 unanimously accepted the School Board's fiscal 2011 budget with a zero percent increase from this year. Councilors also received a preliminary municipal budget that would add 20 cents to the property tax rate. School Board Chairman ...

  • Portland council OKs social service funds, calls for examination of process

    PORTLAND — Despite last-minute attempts by several city councilors to adjust funding for some social service agencies, the City Council on Monday made only one change to the recommendations from the city manager and a review committee. The city has about $785,500 in federal Community...

  • Portland, schools get $1.8M to fight obesity

    PORTLAND — The city will receive $1.8 million in federal grants over the next two years to combat obesity, Gov. John Baldacci announced last week. The grant was awarded to Healthy Portland, a city program run in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services. I... 1

  • Confusion precedes Portland school budget hearing

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday, March 24, will hold a public hearing on next year's proposed budget, which eliminates dozens of jobs. The fiscal 2011 budget of $89.9 million is about $1.5 million smaller than this year's budget, but would require a 1.2 percent increase ...

  • Kosher Meals on Wheels expands to Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Jewish Family Services will soon be delivering kosher Meals on Wheels to Falmouth residents after winning a $10,000 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation. The program, which will initially provide free hot meals twice a week, is set to start after Passover, which begins a...

  • Birders sought to monitor Evergreen Cemetery in Portland

    PORTLAND — As part of a forestry management plan for the woods at Evergreen Cemetery, the state is looking for volunteer birders to help keep an eye on the cemetery's avian population. The city was awarded funds through the state's Project Canopy program in 2007, and has used more th...

  • Portland High School pairs with community to offer students Global Studies certification

    PORTLAND — A dozen students stayed behind at Portland High School Monday afternoon after their peers left with the ringing of the end-of-school bell. The students were not held back for detention, but stayed voluntarily for a new certification program in Global Studies, believed to b...

  • Portland principal's success at King Middle School merits repeat honor

    PORTLAND — When Michael McCarthy became principal at King Middle School in 1988, the Parkside school was not a place where parents wanted to send their children. "There was a lot of violence and there were low expectations for kids," McCarthy said. "I knew I had to do something dramatic....

  • Planners seek community input on future of Portland's East Bayside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Urban planners from across the nation will be in Portland next week to find out what kind of improvements the community wants to see in East Bayside. In February, Portland was selected as one of seven U.S. cities to win a grant from the American Institute of Architects to tran...

  • Harpswell voters approve $4M budget, pursuit of Brunswick border resolution

    HARPSWELL — For the second consecutive year, Town Meeting voters authorized the town to seek a review of its historical border with Brunswick. But unlike last year, voters on March 20 agreed to help pay for the effort, authorizing $2,500 to assist with legal fees and lobbying expenses to...