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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...

  • Falmouth adds a leaf pick-up day

    FALMOUTH — The town has added an additional curbside leaf bag collection day to the season, which had officially ended on Nov. 4. The additional pick-up day will be on Thursday, Nov. 18.

  • Falmouth realizes workers comp savings

    FALMOUTH — The town has received more than $17,000 from the Maine Municipal Association for its 2009 workers compensation loss ratio. The town's loss ratio, or amount paid for insurance versus amount actually paid out, was 8.8 percent, significantly below the 40 percent or less objec...

  • American Legion vets in Falmouth continue to care for community

    FALMOUTH — In 1995 the American Legion Hall on Depot Road was kept dark with the shades drawn most of the time. For Arthur Frederiksen, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, that simply would not do. "Before 1995, this place was pretty run down. There wasn't much going on," Frederiksen s...

  • South Portland School Board gives superintendent 3-year contract, 3 % raise

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Suzanne Godin's contract for another three years, even though her current contract doesn't expire until June 31, 2011. The new three-year contract, which takes effect July 1, 2011, was not immediat...

  • Possible Elmwood Drive project to be unveiled at public meeting

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. will host a public meeting in the Council Chambers on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to unveil a conceptual plan for a project on Elmwood Drive. Currently, the town is considering a zoning change, from a residential zone to a bio-medical...

  • Wentworth School determined safe for now

    SCARBOROUGH — Students and staff who spend their days in Wentworth Intermediate School took a deep breath, and had a collective sigh of relief last week after tests for mold came back at safe levels. The tests come on the heels of high levels of mold in the aging school building's ut...

  • South Portland official takes job in LePage administration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul LePage's gubernatorial win last week left a vacancy in the city's human resources department. City Manager Jim Gailey said Human Resources Director John McGough resigned from his city post late last week to become LePage's chief of staff. McGough took a p...

  • South Portland charts new course to pick School Board appointee

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board is undertaking a more open, transparent process for recommending an interim appointment to the District 5 seat to serve until the November 2011 election. The new process comes one year after an appointment to a vacant District 3 School Board seat dre...