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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • 'Bring 'em on': New prinicpal ready at South Portland High School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students at South Portland High School this year may not notice anything new right away. The quickest route from one end of the school to the other is still outside. The senior lockers are still taller than everyone else's. News articles about student a...

  • UPDATE: Brunswick air show cancels Sunday events ahead of hurricane

    BRUNSWICK — Organizers of the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo have canceled Sunday’s events because of the expected arrival of severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irene. Reserved or chalet tickets purchased for Sunday can be exchanged ...

  • Chebeague gets grant to improve Internet service

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The town's Internet provider is benefiting from a grant awarded by the ConnectME Authority to expand broadband communications services to unserved areas in Maine. Chebeague is receiving $75,000 for chebeague.net, which with a match will fund the remainder of an app... 1

  • November vote to replace Monaghan-Derrig on School Board expected in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Newly elected state Rep. Kim Monaghan-Derrig submitted her School Board resignation on Tuesday, in time to allow a special election Nov. 8 to fill the seat. Potential candidates for the unexpired portion of her term, and for other elected offices on the November loca...

  • 'Try a tri': Land trust, Cape Elizabeth mother, extol benefits of swim-bike-run

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a mother of three boys under 7 years old, Julie Devine knows how important it is to find personal time to recharge, relieve stress and stay healthy. She does it by swimming, running and riding a bike – all in less than two hours. Devine, 42, participa...

  • Harpswell votes to own West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly decided the town should take ownership of West Harpswell School. Only 524, or 13 percent, of the town's nearly 4,000 voters cast ballots in the special referendum. The majority, 404, voted in favor of taking ownership of the school; 120 v...

  • Trail map available for South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Copies of the first "South Portland Trail Map & Guide" are now available at City Hall, and will soon be available at area bookstores. On one side, the map lists all trails, proposed trails, open spaces, lighthouses, schools and parking in South Portland. The reve...

  • Topsham selectmen OK dog fees with more teeth, new clerk hours

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on Aug. 18 unanimously approved stricter dog ordinance violation fees and new town clerk office hours. The dog ordinance change must ultimately be approved by Town Meeting. Town Manager Cornell Knight said a resident complained to the board abo...