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  • Portland budget means 3.1% increase in property tax

    PORTLAND — A protracted budget process was climaxed by a marathon meeting, but city spending for fiscal year 2016 was set June 24. The 5-4 City Council vote appropriating $225 million in municipal spending means city property owners will see an overall 3.1 percent property tax increa...

  • Portland fund to help asylum seekers for 1 year

    PORTLAND — Operating details are unclear, but a new city fund will assist immigrant asylum seekers with basic housing, food and medical costs. The $2.63 million Community Support Fund was created June 24 when the City Council approved a $225 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2...

  • Correction

    A July 14 story, "Yarmouth resident comes home to release CD," should have said Laura Darrell graduated from North Yarmouth Academy. Also, her CD is not sold at Handy Andy's.

  • South Portland caterer preps for hungry hordes at Beach to Beacon 10K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — What does it take to feed the crowds behind the scenes of a 10K road race? To Nancy Cerny, chef at CVC Catering Group in South Portland, it's all about "organization, production and presentation." ...

  • South Portland farmers market seeks niche

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Now that the city has finally realized its farmers market dream after five years of stop-and-go planning, the question that remains is: Will it work? Many towns in greater Portland have farmers markets in summer, winter or both, including the city of Portland. The ne...

  • Cape Elizabeth Town Center plan updated and scheduled for review

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Center plan created in 1993, which became a Town Council priority last year, has been updated. The plan wil...

  • South Portland buys $65K portable classroom for Small School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Less than two months after the School Board first took up the matter of overcrowding at Small Elementary School, the city has OK'd the purchase a two-classroom portable building fo...

  • Bath Planning Board may revise historic district standards

    BATH — The Planning Board intends to review standards in the city's Historic District Overlay Zone, to make them more objective and less demanding on newer buildings. The board took a trolley tour through the zone on Tuesday, guided by member Robin Haynes. The tour, much of which cov...

  • Man arrested in connection with Brunswick stabbing

    BRUNSWICK — A Woolwich man was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault Monday in connection with an alleged stabbing on Primrose Lane. Chuck D. Schooley, 18, of Sanders Road, Woolwich, was in Cumberland County Jail in Portland on Tuesday. Bail was set at $10,000 cash....

  • WillardFest poised to become annual South Portland tradition

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Organizers are already looking forward to next year after what started as a plan for a small get-together to promote neighborhood unity morphed into a street-closing, music-making block party in Willard Square. "We couldn't have asked for a better day," said Wynne Wi...