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  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Portland pair roll the dice on robot board game

    PORTLAND — Giant, battling robots are coming, but not the kind made of iron and steel. These robots are made of playing cards, and their attacks are dictated by the roll of dice. They are part of a card game called PBL Robots, designed by W...

  • Freeport recycling center adds hours

    FREEPORT — The Recycling Center and Transfer Station will be open additional hours so residents can recycle gift boxes and wrapping paper. The town will also empty the silver bullets more frequently during the holidays. On Friday, Dec. 31, the facility will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.&n...

  • Food for Fines a 'huge success' in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Earlier this month, the South Portland Public Library launched a "Food for Fines" program to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard. From Dec. 1-19, library patrons with outstanding late fees could donate any nonperishable food item at either the main or branch lib...

  • Report suggests South Portland spend $1.6M on energy improvements

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An energy auditor has submitted a preliminary report suggesting nearly $1.6 million in upgrades to city buildings and mechanical systems.  Councilor Tom Blake said representatives from Siemens Industry delivered their preliminary findings last week. City Manager...

  • 'Haiti changed me': Scarborough man treats amputees in ravaged nation

    SCARBOROUGH — While in Haiti in May prosthetic limb designer Ian Engelman helped treat more than 20 car accident victims in an open-air emergency room, figured out the best way to set up a mosquito net, met with patients living in tent cities and had his underwear stolen off a clothes line....

  • Debate over roosters continues at Cape Elizabeth Planning Board

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board is still wrestling with how to best restrict rooster noise in residential neighborhoods at its next workshop on Jan. 4, 2011.  A proposal to limit roosters to properties of 40,000 square feet or more was discussed at the Dec. 21 board meeting,...

  • Harpswell tea party leader rips, but will he run?

    BRUNSWICK — A photographer tries to take Andrew Ian Dodge's picture, but the man who has become one of the leading national spokesmen for the tea party is having difficulty sitting still. Dodge, 42, shifts on his bar stool, as if subconsciously seeking the shadows made elusive by the... 1

  • SAD 75 superintendent: No 'media campaign' to close West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — Superintendent Michael Wilhelm this week said the suggestion that School Administrative District 75 is planning a "media campaign" for closure of West Harpswell School is unfounded. He said the only discussions that have taken place within the SAD's strategic plannin...

  • Farr leaves Brunswick Downtown Association, Slocum returns

    BRUNSWICK — Executive Director Greg Farr is leaving the Brunswick Downtown Association to become senior vice president of Rollease Corp., a Stamford, Conn., maker of window coverings. "I look forward to my new challenge and also keeping my ties with the Brunswick area," Farr said, ad...