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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Portland council yanks Cactus Club licenses, scraps metal art

    PORTLAND — The Cactus Club, a Fore Street bar that has raised the ire of police for several years, failed to have its liquor and entertainment licenses renewed by the City Council Monday night. The council also voted to get rid of Tracing the Fore, the Boothby Square public art insta...

  • Portland School Board takes up CBHS expansion, West School changes

    PORTLAND — Expanding the city's expeditionary high school and refocusing programming at the district's special education school are among the topics before the School Board this week. The board was scheduled to take up two reports, among other items, in a workshop session on Tuesday....

  • Portland may reinvent bulky waste pick-up, test larger recycling bins

    PORTLAND — The city is considering creating a call-in service for hauling unwanted couches, mattresses and other bulky waste from residences. The Solid Waste Task Force is also expected to forward a recommendation to the City Council to implement a pilot program that would place 96-g...

  • Falmouth students return from Miss. with stories of ongoing recovery

    FALMOUTH — For the third year in a row, Falmouth High School students traveled to Bay St. Louis, Miss., to help residents there rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. What struck this year's students most was how much rebuilding there is still to do. "On the drive from the airport in...

  • Yarmouth school budget could increase 1.75%

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee's initial budget estimate is an increase of $340,000, or 1.75 percent, in fiscal 2012. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the approximately $19.8 million budget would not reduce any programming, but a few teaching and educational technician p...

  • Yarmouth school budget could increase 1.75%

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee's initial budget estimate is an increase of $340,000, or 1.75 percent, in fiscal 2012. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the approximately $19.8 million budget would not reduce any programming, but a few teaching and educational technic...

  • Portland teachers, students begin transition to new elementary school

    PORTLAND — Walking up to the main entrance of the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School, it's apparent that one is about to enter a school like no other.  A finely cut awning with a bright yellow underbelly is propped up by bright red pylons. A bank of windows of various sizes, hei...

  • Regional economic development board taking shape

    PORTLAND — A group created to market greater Portland as a place to do business is deciding who should serve on its first board of directors. The Greater Portland Economic Development Corp. includes Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth and Scarborough. In add...