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  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth residents rally for Knight's Pond purchase

    CUMBERLAND — With concern that Gov. Paul LePage's withholding of conservation bonds could jeopardize the local purchase and preservation of Knight's Pond, residents, officials, and a famed hockey player gathered Monday to show their support for the project. North Yarmouth voters on A...

  • Portland's homeless student population declines for 2nd year in a row

    PORTLAND — The number of homeless students in the state's largest school district is down 29 percent this year, according to the Maine Department of Education. But according to Sharon Pray, director of student support services for the Portland Public Schools, those numbers are "outsi...

  • Falmouth expects early, on-budget end of Route 1 makeover

    FALMOUTH — The overhaul of U.S. Route 1 is entering its final phase and town officials say work will likely conclude ahead of schedule and under budget. Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said work resumed incrementally about three weeks ago after a short winter break, when utility c...

  • Bath Iron Works union sues shipyard over job ‘reallocation’ plan

    AUGUSTA — The largest union at Bath Iron Works has sued the shipyard, alleging the company violated its contract with the workers by seeking to modify job descriptions outside of a formal contract negotiation. “There are more than 100 changes and additions to people’s job...

  • Portland orders building inspections after tenant dies in fall from porch

    PORTLAND — The death Wednesday of a Cumberland Avenue man prompted a city inspection of the apartment building where he lived, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said Thursday. Donald Stain, 53, of 563 Cumberland Ave., was smoking a cigarette on a second-story porch when the raili...

  • Scarborough projects make Planning Board progress

    SCARBOROUGH — Representatives of Leighton Farm LLC Tuesday night received preliminary Planning Board permission to continue the remaining phases of the 99-lot subdivision between the Nonesuch River and Elmwood Road. Also Tuesday, a public hearing on a proposed contract zone amendment...

  • Scarborough launch nears for Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will host the remainder of its home ownership application meetings through the end of May. The meetings are tailored...

  • South Portland capital plan includes walkway over busy intersection

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council unanimously approved an approximately $8 million capital improvement program budget Wednesday night for fiscal year 2016....

  • Cape Elizabeth polls residents on Recycling Center operations

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town wants to know how residents feel about the Recycling Center. The Solid Waste and Recycling Long Range Planning Committee created a survey as part of its effort to find a long-term solution to increasing safety at the Dennison Drive center. The survey ...

  • South Portland Catholic school shows recycling pays

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At the April 15 Energy and Recycling Committee meeting, members heard from Holy Cross School social studies teacher Bill Ridge on the school's five-year transition from a single-stream trash system to a school-wide recycling effort. In recent months, the committ...