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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Spring Street reconstruction plans on view Wednesday

    PORTLAND — The future of Spring Street will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 24 of City Hall. Hosted by the city Department of Planning & Urban Development, the meeting on the Spring Street Re-Design Project will outline the future vision for the street from High to Te...

  • Hearing on Portland storm water fee shifted to Casco Bay High School

    PORTLAND — The first City Council Finance Committee public hearing on a proposed storm water fee for property owners will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave. The hearing had been planned for Deering High School; the new location was announced...

  • 2 contests in Casco Bay Lines board elections

    PORTLAND — Residents of Peaks and Cliff islands in Casco Bay will fill out larger ballots Nov. 4 than their mainland counterparts, with four seats on the Casco Bay Lines Board of Directors up for election. Races for only two seats on the ferry service board are contested. Incu...

  • Obama, Hillary Clinton to rally for Michaud

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud will get more support from national party figures with visits from President Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. According to the Michaud campaign, Clinton will appe...

  • Brunswick zoning committee plans new rewrite

    BRUNSWICK — The committee directing the town's zoning overhaul has set a new target of June to bring an updated ordinance to the Town Council for approval. Planning Director Anna Breinich reported on the new timeline at Tuesday's Planni...

  • Senate, House candidates debate in Cape

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Candidates for state Senate District 29 and House District 30 discussed a wide range of issues as part of Wednesday's candidates' night, hosted by the high school's advanced-placement U.S. government class.  At Town Hall, the House candidates took questions...

  • Mediation fails in Brunswick school discrimination case

    BRUNSWICK — Talks aimed at reaching a settlement between parties in a discrimination case brought against the School Department by the parent of a student have failed, according to the Maine Human Rights Commission. The failure of mediation may expose the department to a lawsuit...

  • Cape gun club moves closer to approval

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After receiving a grant of $28,000 and completing various studies, the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club is moving closer to completing a new registration process required by the town. Club President Tammy Walter received a letter earlier this week finalizing the grant ...