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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • Portland shelter remembers those easily forgotten

    PORTLAND — Every year, there are news reports about the deaths of homeless people, whether from natural causes or the result of accidents or crimes. Such was the case on May 17, when it was reported that 51-year-old David Westfall, of Portland, was struck and killed by a car shortly ...

  • Cultivating the future: Portland schools teach science, grow lunch

    PORTLAND — If learning is about growing, then several of the city's elementary schools are planting their way to success. On Saturday, neighbors, parents, teachers and students came together to build vegetable garden beds at Reiche School, and last week Longfellow Elementary School d...

  • School year extended next year in Portland

    PORTLAND — The school year will be a little longer next year. The teachers' union has agreed to extend the amount of time teachers spend in the classroom with students by five full days, four of which are added to the schedule. One that was converted from a professional development d...

  • Memorial Day events planned in several area towns

    FREEPORT — Memorial Day events will include parades, music and guest speakers in Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cumberland and Chebeague Island on Monday, May 30. Freeport's parade will begin at the high school, 30 Holbrook St., at 9:30 a.m. and will travel north on Main Street to Sch...

  • Parents, community not giving up on Portland Catholic school

    PORTLAND — The Roman Catholic Diocese said last month that it would close the Cathedral School. But a group of parents, students and community members are not giving up on the 147-year-old school at 14 Locust St. On Sunday, a few dozen people held the first of several planned ...

  • Developers to buy Bayside land for $2.3M from Portland

    PORTLAND — A Miami-based development company hopes to buy more than three acres of city land in the Bayside Neighborhood. Federated Cos., which also owns the

  • Air Force flyover will be part of Portland Memorial Day celebration

    PORTLAND — A section of Congress Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 30, to make way for the American Legion's annual Memorial Day parade. The parade, sponsored by Harold T. Andrews Post 17, will begin at 10:30 a.m. It will travel from Longfellow Square to Monum...

  • Open-records bill pushed into next Maine legislative session

    AUGUSTA — A bill that would provide greater public access to government records has been delayed until the next legislative session. The Legislature's Judiciary Committee, which is reviewing the bill, will continue its deliberations in the fall. The Right to Know Advisory Comm...