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  • Marchers in Portland honor MLK Jr., send message to LePage

    PORTLAND — They started out in smaller groups, concerned citizens talking about social and economic justice at the Preble Street Resource Center. But they ended as a mass of about 500, singing "We Shall Overcome" on the steps of City Hall. Monday's rally celebrating Martin Lut...

  • SAD 75 rejects Harpswell request for equal time on school closure

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 board voted 12-1 on Jan. 13 to not include an alternative perspective in literature explaining the proposed closure of West Harpswell School. The Harpswell Board of Selectmen had asked the School Board to include other viewpoints. But S...

  • Police investigating train-car crash in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Police said there were no injuries in an accident where a train struck a car on Blackstrap Road at approximately 12:20 p.m. Monday. The 2008 Subaru Legacy reportedly was struck in the rear bumper by a fully loaded Pan Am Railways freight train headed to New York from Water... 1

  • SAD 75 school chief to retire in June: 'Education gave my life purpose'

    TOPSHAM — When Mt. Ararat High School's Class of 2011 turns its tassels this June and moves on to other endeavors, the superintendent of schools will also be turning a new page. Michael Wilhelm, superintendent of School Administrative District 75 for two decades, announced his retire...

  • Radio station signal to reach Bath, Brunswick

    PORTLAND — A U.S. Department of Commerce grant will help extend a college radio station's signal to the Mid-Coast. The University of Southern Maine’s community radio station, WMPG, was recently awarded an approximately $128,000 grant through the Commerce Department's Public Tel...

  • Winter Harvest: Healthy start to a new year

    Some people have a difficult time around the holidays and this year, I could relate. I turned 35 in December and spent my first holiday without parents. Instead of being angry or depressed about aging or outliving my parents, I gave myself permission to enjoy whatever made me happy.

  • After layoffs, Fairchild Semiconductor vows future investment in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fairchild Semiconductor said in a press release that it does not intend to close its operations in Maine. The announcement came on the heals of last week's news that the computer chip manufacturer will lay off 120 of its 800-person South Portland workforce over the n...

  • South Portland City Council: Property tax relief for the elderly needs more work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday reviewed a proposal to lower the taxes of the city's longtime, elderly homeowners. But with two councilors absent, the proposal was sent back to staff to be tweaked, and will be reviewed again at a future workshop. The idea first cam...