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  • Cumberland rec director to resign, begin 'Chapter 2'

    CUMBERLAND — After nearly 20 years as the town's community education and recreation director, Bill Landis is planning to step down and begin the next chapter of his life.The man who Town Manager Bill Shane calls the “true Ambassador of Cumberland” gave notice to his boss last mo...

  • Investigation continues into Portland home invasion, shooting

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the shooting of two people in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 8. Officers were called to 25 Rackleff St. at 1:40 a.m. to investigate a report of shots being fired and a person being shot. When police arrived, they found a man and a woman had been s...

  • Portland city councilor to pay OAS fine

    PORTLAND — District 3 City Councilor Dan Skolnik agreed Monday in District Court to pay a fine for driving with a suspended license. Skolnik is also scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 26, where he is expected to contest a charge that his auto insurance lapsed. Skolnik ...

  • Celebration of African masks

    Families gathered at the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday, Jan. 9, to celebrate the African mask collection of David C. Driskoll. The festival, "Spirit Masks with Dance and Drums," featured a mask drawing and coloring session followed and a masquerade performance by Oscar Mokeme, director of the M...

  • Presidential award helps Yarmouth teacher put things in perspective

    YARMOUTH — Kim Spencer received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C., but said her tea...

  • Yarmouth council OKs funds for Cousins Island Community House, hears plan to turn off street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending $35,000 from surplus to fix the roof of the Cousins Island Community House. According to a memo from Town Engineer Dan Jellis, there are two proposals being considered: removal and replacement of the roof, or repair of th...

  • With help of Chinese teacher, Yarmouth launches Asian studies program

    YARMOUTH — As difficult as it has been for Xiao Chunzhi to leave her husband and 17-year old daughter in China, she decided to take the opportunity to visit Maine and teach her language, culture and history to high school students. Xiao has never been out of her country or away ...

  • New policy shifts more road repair costs from state to municipalities

    PORTLAND — Local taxpayers will have to dig deeper to pay for road repairs that were once the state's responsibility because major roads that do not meet minimum engineering standards are no longer eligible for state funding. Some examples include Ocean Avenue in Portland, Broadway in So...

  • Portland faces loss of $6M in state aid

    PORTLAND — The city would lose more than $6 million in aid under Gov. John Baldacci's proposal to address a $438 million state budget shortfall. Mayor Nick Mavodones and City Councilor John Anton each testified before legislative committees in Augusta in the past week in opposition t...

  • Fired Portland High School custodian pleads not guilty to assaulting student, seeks trial

    PORTLAND — The attorney representing a former Portland High School custodian accused of assaulting a student says he is confident his client will be exonerated. Attorney Stephen Schwartz said he entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday, Jan. 7, in Cumberland County Superior Court on ...