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  • Financially strapped Maine-based Ocean Classroom Foundation to close

    PORTLAND — The Ocean Classroom Foundation, a nonprofit based in Damariscotta that has run educational programs for students aboard schooners for almost 20 years, will stop operating at the end of this summer, according to Executive Director Greg Belanger. The reason, according to Bel...

  • Game wardens rescue Portland man in Casco

    PORTLAND — An 86-year-old Portland man was rescued Wednesday after spending two days outdoors in Casco. Maine Warden Service spokeswoman Emily Maccabe reported Thursday that David Crocker, whose address was not released, suffered a "severe medical event" Monday while fishing along Me...

  • Portland Charter: Battle lines drawn over elected mayor decision

    PORTLAND — As Election Day approaches, the "elected mayor" question has become the one to watch in the city, with organized efforts going door-to-door, staging press conferences and taking the debate to neighborhoods and schools. As part of its final report to the City Council this s...

  • New program extends learning day at Riverton Elementary School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of students streamed out of Riverton Elementary School at 3 p.m. on Friday and into their parents' waiting cars and minivans. But about 150 students stayed behind. Intentionally. The students are participating in a new after-school academic enrichment progr...

  • Closing the books: Longtime Portland bookstore shutting its doors

    PORTLAND — A longtime Longfellow Square store specializing in old and rare books is clearing its shelves and closing its doors. Cunningham Books has been selling rare and out-of-print books from a spacious, storefront at the corner of Pine and State streets since 1991.  B...

  • Portland City Council: 2 incumbents, 2 challengers for at-large seats

    PORTLAND — Four candidates are running for two at-large seats on the City Council inNovember. Incumbent Councilors John Anton and Jill Duson are seeking re-election, Anton for a second term and Duson for a fourth. Charles Bragdon, a regular attendee at council meetings, is als...

  • Portland City Council: Former councilor versus political newcomer in District 3

    PORTLAND — When District 3 voters head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect a city councilor, both names on the ballot are likely to sound familiar. Edward Suslovic, a former at-large councilor who lost a re-election bid two years ago, will compete against Will Mitchell for the seat being va...

  • House District 64: Chipman, Olsen hope to succeed Percy

    HARPSWELL — Two candidates are vying for the House District 64 seat being vacated by Rep. Leila Percy, D-Phippsburg. Percy is prohibited from seeking re-election due to Legislative term limits. The candidates running to replace her are Democrat David I. Chipman of Basin Cove Road, an...

  • Cumberland man dies in ATV crash

    CUMBERLAND — A 19-year-old Mill Road resident died Monday after being injured in an ATV crash. Jesse P. Zacks was driving along Pleasant Valley Road at about 5 p.m. when he was thrown over the front of the vehicle, Police Chief Joseph Charron said Tuesday. The all-terrain vehicle lan...

  • House District 65: Incumbent Woolwich Dem faces Brunswick Republican

    BRUNSWICK — Robert E. Thompson, a Republican, is challenging first-term incumbent Rep. Peter S. Kent, D-Woolwich, in House District 65. District 65 includes parts of Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, West Bath and Woolwich. Peter S. Kent Kent, 59, lives with hi...