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  • Portland's Press Hotel pushing to meet completion deadline

    PORTLAND — In a building where deadlines were once the norm, developer Jim Brady on March 27 said workers are hustling to finish the new Press Hotel at 390 Congress St. "We are working seven days a week," he said as he led a tour of the 110-room, seven-story hotel that was once home ...

  • Catholic Charities to treat federal prisoners in Portland

    PORTLAND — Substance abuse and mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Maine expect new challenges as the nonprofit group begins counseling federal prisoners this week, but are eager to begin serving the new patients. "These are the people we work with, we have come to a di...

  • Makin' whoopie at the mall

    Amy Bouchard of Isamax Snacks provides direction, center, as her assistants guide the top layer of the world's largest whoopie pie onto a mountain of creamy filling last Saturday at the Maine Mall in South Portland. Construction of the huge treat attracted hundreds of spectators and was the idea of ...

  • Cape Elizabeth reopens search for school superintendent

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has reopened its search for a superintendent and will accept new applications through April 25. According to Chairwoman Mary Townsend, the board decided to extend the

  • Fairchild: HQ move from South Portland a 'paperwork thing'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A decision by Fairchild Semiconductor to move its corporate headquarters from South Portland to San Jose, Calif., is designed to improve the company's image as a brand, an official said. Kevin London, Fairchild's executive vice president of human resources, said deci...

  • Brunswick school budget caught in 'perfect storm'

    Superintendent, School Board wrestle with deficit of $4M BRUNSWICK — Despite cutting items like new interactive white boards, summer math and literacy camp, and dropping a day from the school calendar, there is still a $4 million deficit in the fiscal 2012 school budget. Sup...

  • More than a dozen jobs at risk in Bath school district

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 may have to eliminate more than a dozen jobs to shave its proposed fiscal 2012 tax increase to about 3 percent. The school district faces a potential $1.1 million loss of state and federal revenue. That reduction would contribute to an overall tax increa...

  • Aquaculture business eyed for Mitchell Field in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — A Brunswick-based environmental consulting firm has proposed building an educational and commercial aquaculture center at Mitchell Field. The Harpswell Oceanic Center would "bring 21st century working waterfront and seafood production to Mitchell Field," according to Chr...

  • Falmouth concert benefits Solar Cooker Project

    FALMOUTH — Area businesses and several popular bands are raising money for the Solar Cooker Project, which provides solar ovens to women in refugee camps in Africa. The bands, Tommy Bazarian and the Rhythm Rug, Phantom Companion, and Men in Flannel will perform Friday, April 1, at 7:...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board sends $21M budget to Town Council

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board unanimously approved a proposed $21 million budget for fiscal year 2012 and will present ...