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  • Former Portland state offices open for business in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new office complex for the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor officially opened to clients Monday near the Portland International Jetport.  The $10 million, 75,000-square-foot, two-story facility on Jetport Boulevard...

  • Portland schools to launch new website

    PORTLAND — The School Department will launch a new website on Feb. 2, aiming to improve navigation and with a translation feature for users whose native language is not English. In addition to the department site,

  • Fairchild seeks extended tax break from South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — One of the city's largest corporate taxpayers is asking the City Council to extend a company tax break. Fairchild Semiconductor has had a reduced tax rate through a tax increment financing district since the mid-1990s. That agreement expires on June 30. 1

  • Cape council finds funds for new school boiler

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With financial help from the Town Council, a $350,000 high school boiler will be replaced and a new heating system will be installed at the Donald Richards Pool for $29,000. At a Feb. 14 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Mike McGovern said the town received mor...

  • Scarborough council OKs more parking at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — There will be approximately eight more parking spaces along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach in the off-season, in addition to the spaces already available. The Town Council on Wednesday revisited its decision to limit parking at Higgins Beach to approximately 15 spaces ... 1

  • Topsham voters OK rules for medi-pot dispensaries

    TOPSHAM — An ordinance regulating the development of medical marijuana dispensaries was among five articles that 40 voters approved Wednesday in a  15-minute special Town Meeting. The Planning Board in October unanimously recommended zoning changes that would permit medical mari...

  • 'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members and the public got their first glimpse of next year's proposed school budget on Wednesday night. While what they saw wasn't pretty, it wasn't nearly as bad as what was expected. The School Department will receive nearly $806,000 less from the s...

  • New home sought for Scarborough Civil War statue

    SCARBOROUGH — A 1913 Civil War statue at Dunstan Corner may need a new home because of a redesign of the intersection. According to Assistant Town Planner Jay Chace, the Maine Department of Transportation is planning to add a right-hand turn lane on Route 1 to Broadturn Road, cutting...

  • Group presents Scarborough responses to rising sea level

    SCARBOROUGH — Anyone who's driven through the marsh on Route 1 or Pine Point Road knows the water is nearly level with the road. And in winter, the snow often piles up higher than the road. The Sea Level Adaptation Working Group has not only noticed this, its members want town...

  • First buyers moving into Eastman Meadows in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Developer Joel FitzPatrick said he is pleased with the progress so far at Eastman Meadows, where five of the 46 planned condominiums are now sold. "Two of the five units th...