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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...

  • Brunswick school redistricting set, new start times delayed

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board Wednesday unanimously approved a redistricting plan characterized by Superintendent Paul Perzanoski as the "East/West split." A decision about changing start times at each school was tabled pending further research by the board. The district l...

  • Cumberland cat shelter seeks food donations

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine shelter seeks the community's help in its canned cat food drive this winter. According to the shelter, about 75 cans of cat food are required to feed its resident felines. People can donate food at the HART shelter, 302 Range Road...

  • Holiday happenings

    Members of the Woodside One-Wheelers from Woodside Elementary School in Topsham make their way down Freeport's Main Street last Friday during the annual Sparkle parade.

  • Cape Elizabeth robotics students to take on the world

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students from the middle school and high school qualified to compete in the world championships when the S...

  • Wing-eating contest for a cause in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Buck's Naked BBQ will host its first benefit Buffalo wing-eating competition on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. to support programs at

  • Cape Elizabeth may charge Beach to Beacon $25K for use of park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town has hosted the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K for 13 years, but has never charged the organization for use of Fort Williams Park. That could change next year...

  • Concert in Yarmouth to benefit Telling Room

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth High School Student Senate is sponsoring a performance by local folk-Americana songwriter Emilia Dahlin on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The performance will ben...

  • Debate heats up over parking at Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Opponents of an ad hoc committee recommendation to limit on-street parking at Higgins Beach are getting organized, while the committee is sticking to its guns. The opposition has formed a Google group, 1