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  • Cumberland church nets eco-friendly certification

    CUMBERLAND — In the case of the Congregational Church in Cumberland, perhaps it is easy being green. The 282 Main St. church is Maine's first to earn certification from GreenFaith, a pro-environment interfaith coalition founded in 1992, according to a church press release. To ...

  • Portland seeks buyers for Cliff Island property

    PORTLAND — Island living could become a little more affordable with the city seeking a buyer for a Cliff Island home and fuel station. On Aug. 27, the City Council Housing & Community Development Committee finalized a request for proposals for the 19,500-square-foot lot at 16 Fis...

  • Portland school chief hits the streets

    Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk departs Ocean Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday morning during a bicycle tour of seven city schools on the first day of classes. Caulk's ride was meant to encourage students to exercise daily by biking or walking to school.

  • 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 "Navi" 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.

  • 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...