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Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

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SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capa [...]

Brunswick change is coming

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Oliver Casey, 5, of Brunswick, helps the staff at Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union pour contributed coins into a counter at the Brunswick branch on Friday, Feb. 27. The credit union and Gelato F [...]

Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'

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TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joi [...]

Portland International Jetport plans for a sustainable future

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PORTLAND — A brisk breeze sliced through the air last week as Dave Tourigny cleared snow from the the top floor of the Portland International Jetport parking garage. Meanwhile, just off Jetport [...]

Top Stories

  • Portland City Council works on welfare strategy

    PORTLAND — City Councilors on Monday girded themselves for the potential $7 million loss of state aid reimbursements to the city's General Assistance program. "I don't think we can afford to pick up what the state won't pay for," Councilor Jill Duson said in a workshop session that f...

  • Portland garage policy piques islanders

    PORTLAND — A change at the Casco Bay Lines garage has stirred island residents who say it means they can't use the Commercial Street building. Last month, island residents who pay for monthly parking received letters telling them they had to come in by Feb. 24 to renew their passes b...

  • Early Cumberland budget proposes 10.6% hike

    CUMBERLAND — A draft of the town's fiscal 2016 general fund budget shows a 10.6 percent increase over current spending. Much of the hike is due to changes in the way the town accounts for programs it already funds. The preliminary $10.4 million budget for next year is still un...

  • Portland councilors, staff seek affordable housing solutions

    PORTLAND — A proposed requirement that affordable housing be included in new developments is likely to face additional City Council review later this month. On Feb. 25, city Planning & Urban Development Director Jeff Levine renewed the discussion of "inclusionary zoning" with the...

  • Jewish Community Alliance gets $2.5M gift to buy Portland church, build new JCC

    PORTLAND — Spring meetings with neighbors and city officials are expected as the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine plans for a new community center to be built on the site of the former St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. “We really are going to be going forward," alli...

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • South Portland plan visualizes Mill Creek makeover

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In an informal public forum Thursday night that included free pizza, the draft Mill Creek Master Plan was presented to about 15 members of the public who were, in turn, encouraged to be candid with their criticism. The master plan for the area, which extends fro...

  • Portland leaders fire back at LePage claims of aid mismanagement

    PORTLAND — City Democrats and social services leaders came out swinging Friday morning, saying a recent state audit claiming the city mismanages its General Assistance program is part of a “coordinated attack” by Maine’s Republican governor and his administration. S...

  • Topsham senior living community sold to Chicago company

    TOPSHAM — The Highlands of Topsham, a senior living community that opened 25 years ago, has been sold to a Chicago investment group. John Wasileski, president and founder of Sea Coast Management, the development company for The Highlands and Highland Green, announced the sale to CPF ...

  • Freeport-Pownal-Durham schools pick New Hampshire administrator as superintendent

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors picked a new superintendent on Wednesday. After employing two interim c...