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  • Panel sets July 2015 target for hiring Portland's next city manager

    PORTLAND — The goal of the committee tasked to replace departed City Manager Mark Rees is to have a successor on the job by July 1, 2015. The committee, led by Mayor Michael Brennan, met for the first time in a 75-minute session Monday, where they also decided a consultant will ...

  • Senate president faces GOP, Green challengers in District 27

    PORTLAND — State Senate President Justin Alfond is opposed by a pair of familiar faces in his campaign for a fourth, two-year term. The Senate District 27 Democrat is challenged by Republican Peter Doyle and Green Independent Asher Platts. Doyle ran unsuccessfully against Alfond in 2...

  • After 50 years, Falmouth farm couple cutting down, not out

    FALMOUTH — Half a century ago, newlyweds Elwin and Jean Hansen went into business for themselves. They started farming at Idleknot Farm, a 125-acre span where everything from corn and cucumbers to hay and pumpkins is grown. Fifty years later, the couple is planning to cel...

  • Colorful in Cumberland

    Amusement rides light up the night in Cumberland last week at the annual Cumberland County Fair.

  • Chebeague Island special election draws 1 candidate

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — One candidate is on the ballot in an Oct. 7 special election for an unexpired seat on the Board of Selectmen. Chris Loder was the only person to submit nomination papers for

  • Gourd explored

    First-grader Ella Phelan returns from the pumpkin patch with her Pond Cove Elementary School classmates on Monday, Sept. 29, during a field trip at Alewive's Brook Farm in Cape Elizabeth. All Cape Elizabeth first-graders are visiting the farm to learn about the life cycle of pumpkins, part of a f...

  • Grants to USM Muskie School target 'opportunity youth'

    PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service has received a second round of grants from the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund to reconnect young people who are neither e...

  • Portland police chief admits blacks arrested at ‘disproportionate’ rate

    PORTLAND — The city’s black population is underrepresented on the city’s police force and overrepresented in the arrest logs, Police Chief Michael Sauschuck told an audience of more than 50 people Monday night. Of Portland’s approximately 66,000 residents, 7 percent...

  • Portland school lunch menu adds new meaning to TGIF

    PORTLAND — The city's public schools have committed to serving more local foods, and have a goal of serving 225,000 pounds of local fruits, vegetables and proteins in the school meal programs. To achieve this, the Portland Public Schools Food Service Department has imp...

  • 3,500 runners expected for annual Maine Marathon

    PORTLAND — The 23rd annual Maine Marathon will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:45 a.m., starting and finish on Baxter Boulevard. The out-and-back marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. There ...