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  • Live-in students help southern Maine fire departments, learn essential skills

    Ashley Wax, 19, of Oxford and Tucker Reece, 19, of Marblehead, Mass., work on properly rolling fire hoses during training at the Falmouth Fire Department station on Bucknam Road on Aug. 16. The students are part of a live-in training program through Southern Maine Community College that places st...

  • Harpswell officials seek residents' eyes, FEMA's ears in flood map appeal

    HARPSWELL — Town officials are encouraging residents potentially affected by federally revised floodplain maps to be proactive. The message comes as the town gears up to appeal portions of the new flood designation proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Harpswell...

  • Races set for Portland City Council, School Committee

    PORTLAND — The deadline for candidates to get on the November city election ballot passed Monday and it looks like District 3 will have the most interesting races. City Councilor Dan Skolnik announced earlier this summer that he will not seek a second term representing District 3. Tw...

  • Diverse groups join forces to promote elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — That an organization of young, idealistic activists is joining with the Chamber of Commerce to push the issue seems in itself reason to believe the city may soon have an elected mayor. "It's a great issue, it really cuts across the divide," Will Everitt, director of the Ma...

  • Portland ballot will include question on non-citizen voting

    PORTLAND — A handful of people turned out Monday to express their opinions on what is expected to be the most contentious issue on the city ballot in November: Should non-U.S. citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? An effort spearheaded by the League of Young Voters e...

  • Flaws in Maine wind bill like skating on 'dull skates'

    Final part of a three-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development  in Maine. AUGUSTA — After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. Jo...

  • Komen Race for the Cure coming to Portland

    CUMBERLAND — Marjorie Adams will run her fourth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year, honoring fellow cancer survivors and others who have been affected by the disease. The race will be held in Portland this year for the first time, on Sept. 12, followed by the now-traditi...

  • Portland schools turn focus to students, curriculum

    PORTLAND — Public school students will resume classes on Tuesday, Sept. 7, kicking off a busy year for city schools. The Ocean Avenue Elementary School is expected to open after Christmas break and several schools will be under the leadership of new principals. New administrat...