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  • 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...

  • Retiring city manager reflects on 40 years of change in Portland

    PORTLAND — When Joe Gray flew into the city more than 40 years ago, he arrived on the only airline serving the then shoebox-sized Portland Municipal Airport. The airline, Northeast, no longer exists. But the airport does, and has now grown to several terminals with service from seven...

  • Opponents to secession from Portland play catch-up on Peaks Island

    PEAKS ISLAND — Residents opposed to rejuvenated efforts to secede from Portland are gearing up to get in the game.  But first they have to find the field. That's the analogy used by Scott Nash, one of the group of residents concerned about the speed of the re-energized se...

  • Energy group funded via state agency hired Democratic lawmakers, activists

    HALLOWELL — The Maine Green Energy Alliance, which last week announced it was returning the balance of its $1.1 million government contract to promote home retrofits after it had fallen well behind its goals, says it is a non-partisan organization. But an examination of the Hallowell... 2

  • Portland newspaper says ethics investigation could 'chill' free speech

    PORTLAND — Attorneys representing The Portland Press Herald have told the state Ethics Commission that a complaint filed about a series of free ads supporting Portland's switch to an elected mayor is without merit and threatens free speech. At issue are six free, full-page advertisem...

  • Traffic delays expected next week on Veterans Bridge between Portland, South Portland

    PORTLAND — Drivers who use the southbound Veterans Memorial Bridge can expect delays starting Feb. 9 when one lane will be closed at times because of construction. The Maine Department of Transportation said the first lane closure is scheduled Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather...

  • Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth consider joining South Portland in municipal energy project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials from Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth will meet with their South Portland counterparts on Feb. 17 to discuss a possible partnership in a municipal energy company. Since last summer, South Portland has been studying creation of a municipal energy distribution ...

  • Under the rainbow

    Students from Falmouth and School Administrative District 51 use a parachute-like cloth to exercise their arms and help their coordination Jan. 28 during the Falmouth Invitational at Falmouth High School. The local event for special needs students, which included games and snowmobile rides, was an a...