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  • Portland Co. opponents seen, not heard, on proposed rezoning

    PORTLAND — The silence was colorful Monday night in a two-hour City Council workshop on possible zoning changes for the Portland Co. Complex at 58 Fore St. Wearing red stickers that proclaimed "No Blank Checks," opponents of the rezoning packed the City Hall council chambers, but nei...

  • Audubon targets stream crossings that disrupt habitats

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon and its partners have launched a new educational website to build on existing training to improve road-stream crossings. Barbara Charry, Maine Audubon wildlife biologist and manager of the Stream Smart traini...

  • Casco Bay Lines OKs fare cut for children

    PORTLAND — Children up to the age of 13 may soon pay half-price fares on Casco Bay Lines ferries, after the CBL Board of Directors approved increasing the age threshold from the current 9 years. The March 26 vote was 5-4. The ferry service covering the Casco Bay islands is a quasi-go...

  • Portland city, school budgets to be reviewed

    PORTLAND — Fiscal year 2016 municipal and school budgets will move forward in the City Council next week. On Monday, April 6, the City Council will receive the municipal budget from acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian, and hold a first reading on the $18.7 million capital impro...

  • Portland to pay $72K to couple arrested after taping police

    PORTLAND — The city will pay $72,000 in damages and court costs to a Mount Desert Island couple who sued after they were arrested last May while video recording police making another arrest. Jill Walker and Sabatino Scattoloni will each receive $36,000 in the

  • Portland Greens to start petition drive for minimum wage

    PORTLAND — A petition drive to create a $15 minimum wage in the city is expected to begin Friday, Portland Green Independent Party Chairman Tom MacMillan said Monday. "We feel pretty confident it passes legal muster and we will have petitions Thursday," MacMillan said. The dra...

  • Cumberland artist's work to appear on network TV show

    CUMBERLAND — David Clough's watercolors can transport you from a frigid winter night to a warm and beautiful morning in the tropics. And thanks to the TV drama "Criminal Minds," his works will...

  • North Yarmouth development vote postponed until at least June

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Unanswered questions and critical reaction will delay a town vote on a proposal to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus. The Board of Selectmen's development recommendation, discussed in four public meetings last month, was sch...

  • Easter eggs to be hunted in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The seventh annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the Falmouth Congregational Church will be held Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The all-ages event is open to the public and will go on rain or shine at 267 Falmouth ...

  • Volunteers in Portland pack 200K meals for starving kids

    PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 people crowded into the Deering High School gymnasium on Sunday, March 29, with an ambitious goal: to pack 200,000 meals in six hours. The packaging project was the result of a partnership between a local nonprofit group,