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  • Portland appoints new social services director

    PORTLAND — David MacLean is the city's new director of social services. MacLean, who will oversee a $13 million budget and a staff of 78, was formerly general assistance program manager at the state Department of Health and Human Services, where he had worked for 37 years. Mac...

  • Former Portland cop convicted of theft

    PORTLAND — A former city police officer will spend 60 days in jail and has repaid funds he stole from a friend. Bruce Chase, 63, was sentenced Friday, May 1, on charges of Class B theft and Class D misuse of entrusted property, Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson a...

  • Free cancer screenings offered in Portland area

    PORTLAND — Area health-care professionals are offering free skin and oral cancer screenings for people who are uninsured or under-insured, Maine Medical Center Pierter announced in a press release. "Screenings for skin will include a thorough visual exam from a qualified health profe...

  • North Yarmouth expands taxation to residents' personal property

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is now taxing some big-ticket personal property items owned by residents. While business property has been subject to tax assessment, this is the first time in recent years that the town has asked residents to declare high-value personal property. Property m...

  • 'Sundays on the Boulevard' returns in Portland this weekend

    PORTLAND — A portion of Baxter Boulevard will be closed to vehicle traffic Sunday, May 3, when "Sundays on the Boulevard" returns for a second season. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said in a press release the street will be open only for pedestrians, joggers, roller-bladers, ...

  • Brunswick bids farewell to Barry and Karen Mills

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Downtown Association honored departing Bowdoin College President Barry Mills, and his wife, Karen Mills, Thursday with a breakfast and community tribute at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. The Mills moved to Brunswick in 2001, and their 14-year engagemen...

  • Cape Elizabeth teens phone in their charitable work

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Most people don't use flip-phones anymore.  Two Cape Elizabeth High School students have learned, though, that this doesn't mean people still don't have them. Freshman Christie Gillies and junior Marcus Donnelly have collected a variety of almost 80 old c...

  • South Portland neighborhood adds flower, tattoo shops

    Erik Lomen paints Black Hen Studio's window at 79 Ocean St. in South Portland. 

  • South Portland elevated walkway: A bridge too costly?

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city will weigh the feasibility and cost of constructing a pedestrian bridge over the intersection of the Casco Bay Bridge, Waterman Drive and Broadway.  Drafting of the

  • Scarborough budget forum brings out skeptics

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents grilled officials about town spending Wednesday night at a public forum on the proposed fiscal 2016 budget. Many of the questions from the approximately 75 people at the meeting at Scarborough High School took on an accusatory tone, with inquiries about t...