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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Freeport businessman tapped to lead Boys to Men

    FREEPORT — After working for nearly 10 years to develop programs that would reduce interpersonal violence and support the healthy development of adolescent boys, Layne Gregory will step down as executive director of Boys to Men and hand the reins to Drew Wing of Freeport. The nonpro...

  • Headed back to class: Adult education in demand in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Trisha Papa, a 23-year-old mother of two, has dreams of becoming a preschool teacher. Last week, with the help of the Scarborough Adult Education program, she took a big step closer to realizing her dream: Papa passed the math portion of the General Educational Developm...

  • South Portland council poised to fast-track capital improvements

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to fast-track this year's Capital Improvement Plan so workers can take advantage of the early construction season. Although the council typically approves the CIP in June, City Manager Jim Gailey asked to bump up that vote to Wednesday, Apr...

  • Nomination papers available for Yarmouth municipal election

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal elections are available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall. There are two Town Council seats, two School Committee seats and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees to fill. All are three-year terms. The two s...

  • Sounds of silence

    Janis Eckeberg, right, strikes her gongs in time with other members of Inner Tapestry Sound Healing while visitors to the Yarmouth Wellness Fair enjoy the therapy. The fifth annual fair was held Saturday, April 10, at Rowe School and included more than 40 exhibitors, demonstrations and seminars.

  • Proposed Brunswick library budget cut could require weekend closings

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library could be open one or two fewer days a week if the Town Council endorses a proposed reduction in the library subsidy. The council is also considering cuts in staff salaries and the elimination of a popular inter-library loan service, according to li... 1

  • Cumberland council awards bid for Route 88 work, OKs higher trash-bag fees

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday accepted a bid from Storey Bros. Excavating for improvements to Foreside Road (Route 88). Six councilors supported the decision, while Councilor Shirley Storey-King abstained. The company’s $3.79 million bid, plus construction...

  • Brunswick base campus bill awaits Baldacci's signature

    BRUNSWICK — A complex bill designed to pay the start-up costs for a planned campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station and municipal services at the base now awaits Gov. John Baldacci's signature. Last week, the bill, sponsored by Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, survived additional scru...