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  • Falmouth cell tower focus returns to Town Hall

    FALMOUTH — A debate over cell phone towers in a rural neighborhood off Field Road was put on hold Monday, when a scheduled public hearing was postponed at the request of applicant Verizon Wireless. Instead, most of discussion focused on an agreement with AT&T about repl...

  • Portland's Cross Insurance Arena closer to private management

    PORTLAND — After getting a new look and new name, the Cross Insurance Arena will soon have new management, too. Neal Pratt, chairman of the arena board of trustees, announced Friday, Sept. 19, that negotiations will begin with Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum to manage the 6,900-se...

  • UMaine System trustees vote to cut USM programs, sell Stone House

    FORT KENT — University of Maine System trustees voted Monday for the elimination of three programs at the University of Southern Maine and to s...

  • Incumbent, challenger seek similar goals in Portland's House District 39

    PORTLAND — Democratic state Rep. Diane Russell is seeking a fourth term in November, her last before state-mandated term limits end her current tenure. Lauren Besanko of the Green Independent Party is making her first run for elected office. They are running for the seat in th...

  • Divided Brunswick council picks Eldridge to continue as town manager

    BRUNSWICK — A divided and incomplete Town Council on Monday selected interim Town Manager John Eldridge for the full-time time. Councilors voted 5-3 to authorize Chairman Benet Pols and the town attorney to negotiate a contract with Eldridge. The agreement will be returned to the cou...

  • South Portland partners for benchmark Internet service

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday announced a partnership with Biddeford-based GWI to provide high-speed Internet service to city offices, businesses, and eventually residents. Trevor Jones, director of marketing and product development for

  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • Franklin Street designs subject of workshop

    PORTLAND — The future of Franklin Street will be the topic of a public workshop beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Rines Auditorium in the Portland Public Library. Redesign concepts for the street have been in the works for more than two years, study spokeswoman Carol M...

  • Vision rehabilitation, training center coming to Portland

    PORTLAND — The city may soon be home to the only training and rehabilitation center for the visually impaired north of Newton, Mass., after the Iris Network received a $1.1 million grant from the federal government. The funding was secured by the state Department of Labor's Divi...

  • Portland School Board at-large candidates not unfamiliar

    PORTLAND — The race for an open at-large seat on the School Board features a pair of familiar faces: a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for the board last year and a former state representative.  The seat has been vacant since Elizabeth Brooks stepped down in January, and t...