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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Adams School condo project reduced to 16 units

    PORTLAND — Avesta Housing has scaled down its proposal for an affordable housing condominium project at the former Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. The project now calls for 16 townhouse-style two- and three-bedroom condominiums along the Vesper Street side of the property, and is...

  • New group hopes to attract businesses to greater Portland

    PORTLAND — A new organization wants towns in greater Portland to play nice in the sandbox – and, by doing so, to attract new businesses. The Greater Portland Economic Development Corp. aims to bring together officials from Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, ...

  • Transportation officials, legislators call for gas tax increase

    PORTLAND — Increase the gas tax and increase user fees to support transportation infrastructure was the message sent to everyone who attended Monday's Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System meeting at Ocean Gateway. "Transportation as we know it is crumbling," PACTS policy...

  • Citizen of heaven: Israel Ortiz found faith on his way to Portland

    PORTLAND — Israel Ortiz, co-pastor of the first Latino Evangelical church in Portland, is speaking silently to God. Two illegal border crossings, close calls with the Mexican police, marriage to his American-citizen wife, and countless jobs have led him to this moment. Tonight, four ...

  • Acid illegally dumped in West Falmouth, 2 hospitalized after exposure

    FALMOUTH — Two public works employees were taken to the hospital after being exposed to muriatic acid dumped illegally behind the West Falmouth shopping center at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. The acid, which is highly corrosive and used in masonry cleaning, leaked out of a large recyclin...

  • Eberle to host monthly coffee with constituents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, will host her monthly coffee hour Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Ocean House Market, 512 Ocean St. Residents of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are invited bring their concerns and ask questions. For mor...

  • Welcoming committee

    Madeline Leonard, left, Grace Boucher, Molly Russell and Connor Boucher were on hand Sunday at Cabela's in Scarborough when the Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps helped welcome the Wreaths Across America convoy.

  • Cape councilors pick Sherman as chairman

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council nominated Councilor David Sherman Jr. to serve as chairman for 2011. He will replace Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta, who served this year. Sherman was the chairman of the Ordinance Committee in 2010 and is in his third year on the council. ...