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  • Portland's mayor-elect vows he'll serve a full 4 years

    Brennan has 'no interest' in running for governor or Congress PORTLAND — It's been about a week since Michael Brennan made history by winning the state's first election using instant-runoff voting to become the city's first popularly elected mayor since 1923. The polls close...

  • Portland school chief's memo urges holding out for new central kitchen

    PORTLAND — The school superintendent is leaning toward the most expensive of three options to replace the School Department's aging central kitchen on Homestead Avenue, according to a memo released late last week. In the memo, Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. outlines a d...

  • Fines possible after oil spill at Portland International Jetport kills 2 birds

    PORTLAND — A fuel spill at the Portland International Jetport turned deadly last weekend when two oil-slicked birds died after being cleaned and treated. It was the state's first oil-related wildlife fatality in a decade. State and federal officials are looking into possible fines.

  • New sex ed program on its way to Portland schools

    PORTLAND — A new sex education program is coming to city schools, although an initial plan to have classroom teachers teach the program has been scrapped. The School Board is expected to approve a new curriculum Tuesday night that will replace the Family Living program, which used sp...

  • Lobster dealer prepped for new lease at Maine State Pier in Portland

    PORTLAND — Two years ago, John and Brendan Ready of Cape Elizabeth inked a three-year lease to operate their lobster business on the Maine State Pier. Without any immediate plans to redevelop the pier, the city agreed to a three-year lease for 10,000 square-feet of the pier at $100,0...

  • High school hockey players lose sex discrimination lawsuit in Portland

    PORTLAND — Boys from Deering High School and Casco Bay High School will not be playing hockey for Portland High School. A judge ruled against A.J. Asbury, Anthony Verville and Jackson Stevens on Monday. The boys sued the Maine Principals Association, claiming MPA discriminated agains...

  • Unsung Hero: Sam Hackenberger of Falmouth, American patriot

    FALMOUTH — Walk into Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 on a weekday morning and you might see a group of older gentlemen sitting around, drinking coffee and solving the world’s problems. The oldest man in the group, the one wearing a Seabees hat, is 97-year-old Sam Hackenberger, a true... 1

  • Paving to close northbound access to Maine Turnpike from Falmouth spur

    FALMOUTH — The northbound Exit 52 on-ramp to the Maine Turnpike/Interstate 95 from the Falmouth spur will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for paving, part of the Presumpscot River bridge project. The southbound ramp will remain open, according t...