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  • Elementary school project absorbs state aid hike for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 is one of a few school districts expected to see a funding increase from the state in 2010-2011, but Superintendent Shannon Welsh said the number is misleading. She said when state aid from last year – $4.9 million – is com...

  • Successful 'Race Up Boston Place'

    Members of Portland Fire Local 740 took part in the annual "Race Up Boston Place" on Feb. 6 in Boston. The stair-climbing race raises money for the American Lung Association of New England. The Portland team finished first in the Firefighter Division, which requires all participants to race up 41...

  • Yarmouth council meeting rescheduled

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 had to be canceled when only three of seven councilors attended the meeting. "One was in the hospital, one was away on a trip, and one was gone on business," Town Manager Nat Tupper said of the missing councilors. "The sit...

  • Gray resident seeks House District 109 seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Gary Foster of Gray, a self-employed residential builder and remodeler, announced his candidacy for the state Legislature in House District 109, which includes parts of North Yarmouth, Pownal and Gray. The seat is currently held by Rep. Susan Austin, R-Gray, who...

  • Peaks Island budget proposal includes ferry and parking discounts, additional police

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council has submitted requests totalling $361,000 to the city for consideration in the 2011 budget. This is the first year the island council has made a formal budget request. The requests range from continuing to fund ferry passes for Peaks Island ...

  • Portland schools face loss of up to $5.8M

    PORTLAND — The School Department will have to make up a $4.3 million loss in state funding for 2011, and could face another $1.5 million loss in additional state and federal funds. Portland received $14.9 million in state general aid to education for 2010. The schools were originally...

  • Portland's East Bayside area to be part of national planning effort

    PORTLAND — A group of architects and urban planners this spring will work on a plan to make East Bayside a more vibrant, pedestrian-friendly and connected neighborhood. The neighborhood was chosen by the American Institute of Architects as one of seven communities in the United State...

  • UPDATE: A snowball's chance in Portland: No snow means no WinteRush festival

    PORTLAND — A shortage of snow has foiled the city's plan to hold a winter festival at Deering Oaks Park this weekend. The second annual WinteRush was scheduled for Saturday. But the activities, including a snow plow parade, a man-made sledding hill, animal tracking and a snow sculptu... 1

  • Portland urges landlords to take advantage of rehab program

    PORTLAND — The city wants owners of multi-unit buildings to take advantage of new funding it has to help them spruce up their properties. The city's Housing and Neighborhood Services Division plans to offer low-interest loans of up to $15,000 per unit to apartment building owners int...

  • Falmouth teachers, students get creative with Haiti fundraisers

    FALMOUTH — In the weeks since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Falmouth teachers, staff and students have employed a variety of creative ways to raise money to help the struggling country. According to Service Learning Coordinator Holly MacEwan, a lot of different school organizat...