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  • Denmark is destination for Maine energy student

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A college student from Cape Elizabeth will be going abroad for a program no one has ever participated in before. Steven Whitten, 24, will be one of 12 students going on a trip to the Samso Energy Academy in Denmark to study energy sustainability and renewal. W...

  • Funding OK'd for rotaries to replace problematic Portland intersections

    PORTLAND — A long-term fix for one of the city's most troubled intersections has been funded by the region's source of state and federal highway aid. On Aug. 21, the Portland Area Regional Comprehensive Transportation System, better known by its PACTS acronym, committed almost $2.9 m...

  • Joyce not seeking re-election to Brunswick School Board

    BRUNSWICK — Two-term School Board Chairwoman Michele Joyce will not seek re-election, creating the possibility of an uncontested race for her District 7 seat.  In June, Joyce said she expected to run again. But she has since been accepted to graduate school and said she wan...

  • Cumberland committee hopes to help seniors 'age in place'

    CUMBERLAND — If you don't use it, Board of Selectmen Chairman Tom Gruber believes, you lose it. And Gruber is among those who want to make sure Cumberland's older residents live life as long and as fully as possible. Gruber, who also serves on the board of the Southern Maine A...

  • North Yarmouth to honor longtime volunteer at annual Fun Day

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Fun Day has been a big part of Katie Murphy's life. She has helped organize several of the annual events, and enjoys having her sandwich from the town historical society, followed by a piece of pie and ice cream. But this year's Fun Day – to be held at t...

  • Falmouth lawyer makes bail after child porn arrest

    FALMOUTH — A local attorney was released on $500 bail after being arrested Aug. 27 for allegedly possessing child pornography. Lawrence Winger, 63, of 12 Bay Shore Drive, was arrested by the state Computer Crimes Unit, which received a tip about him. Winger is charged with ...

  • Portland eyes storm water service charge, lower sewer fees

    PORTLAND — Owners of large properties with expansive roofs, paved parking lots and other impervious surfaces will bear the economic brunt of a proposed plan to fund storm-water treatment efforts in the city. By January 2016, residents and business owners could be assessed a $6-per-mo...

  • Portland school hires take cues from business

    PORTLAND — With the start of the school year at hand, the Portland Public Schools has new faces in the administration. Michael Derry was hired as the School Department's technology services director, replacing Trey Bachner, who resigned this year to go into the private sector. B...

  • Portland stair-climb to honor 9/11 firefighters

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to join city firefighters making 10 climbs of stairs inside One Monument Square, beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Sponsored by the Portland Fire Department and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the climb up 11 floors, 10 times, will make ...

  • Workshop to detail Portland public art plan

    PORTLAND — A temporary public art piece to be installed in Lincoln Park in June 2015 will be discussed at a 5:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Alice Spencer of the Temporary Portland Art Committee said the art will be installed near the...