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  • Hall School forum unlikely; Reed School meeting set

    PORTLAND — A public forum on the new Hall School that was scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 p.m. was expected to be canceled due to the weather. But the Reed School Re-Use Advisory Task Force will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to seek public input on the future of t...

  • Portland mayor's goals for city include middle-income housing, connectivity

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan outlined an ambitious course for the city Jan. 21 in his annual State of the City address. “It doesn't start with program or grand master plans," Brennan said. "It starts with values, those we embrace and those we act upon.” Br...

  • Brunswick & Topsham Water District reduces fluoride levels

    TOPSHAM — Public drinking water in Brunswick and Topsham has contained fluoride since 1955, but last month the amount of the chemical in the water dropped dramatically. With the equivalent of a flick of a switch, the Brunswick & Topsham Water District cut fluoride levels nearly i...

  • June vote likely on proposal to pull Harpswell out of SAD 75

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen must decide whether to schedule a June referendum on a proposal to withdraw from School Administrative District 75. A petition for withdrawal made its way through town around the time voters decided to close West Harpswell School. Two weeks ago, tha...

  • Hannaford says realignment won't cost jobs in Maine

    SCARBOROUGH — Hannaford Bros. on Wednesday said a reorganization of the supermarket company's food purchasing and distribution process will not reduce jobs at its corporate offices and distribution center, where approximately 1,000 people are employed. Michael Norton, Hannaford Bros....

  • Bath planners postpone talks on business park

    BATH — A lack of a quorum Tuesday prompted the Planning Board to postpone its third look at the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Board members Andy Omo and Donald Rogers were absent, and Amy Fitzpatrick had resigned, leaving four voting members in attendance Tuesday. Plann...

  • Land trust adds 6 acres to Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — All six acres of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust's newest acquisition are buried beneath several feet of snow. But Executive Director Angela Twitchell said she is looking forward to summer, when the fields are filled with blueberries and open to anyone who wants to pick ...

  • Group presents $3.5M plan for Freeport fields, trails

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Fields and Trails Committee is proposing three baseball diamonds, four fields, a two-story field house and an extensive trail system on 34 acres off Hunter Road. The committee members – David Latulippe, Adam Nappi, Candice Rinaldi, Jeff Zachau and D...

  • South Portland school chief told to build needs-based budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday said it will honor the City Council's request to produce a flat budget. But there was no indication that the board would ultimately support it. And it won't be the only spending plan drafted by school administrators. Instead, the boa...

  • Chebeague opera singer returns to Portland for Maine debut

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — An island native who ventured to a much larger island to pursue a career in opera will make his Maine debut on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tyler Putnam attended Greely High School and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009 before moving to New York City to hone his craft....