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  • Portland teachers contract freezes salaries in 1st year

    PORTLAND — The School Board unanimously agreed to a new two-year contract with city teachers on Dec. 16. The agreement freezes salaries in the first year and provides a 2 percent cost-of-living increase in the second year. The contract also includes more instructional time for...

  • Portland lights up the winter solstice

    Headlights streak around Portland's holiday-bedecked Longfellow Square in this long-exposure photo taken on the winter solstice, Sunday, Dec. 21. Sunset was 4:06 p.m. on the shortest day of the year; by Christmas, sunset will occur a few minutes later at 4:09 p.m.   

  • Students use L.L. Bean as inspiration for Christmas artwork

    FREEPORT — Students of all ages helped create an art exhibit that interprets the "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Instead of the traditional lyrics, this project substitutes a moose wearing L.L. Bean boots for a partridge in a pear tree; two snowshoes for turtle doves; three holl...

  • DeLorme names new president, CEO

    YARMOUTH — DeLorme, the map and software development company, announced Mike Heffron will become president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 4, 2011. Heffron will replace Dave Eshelman, who has served as president since 2005 and has been with the company for 19 years.

  • Water district budget assumes 2% rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees unanimously approved a $37.4 million operating budget for 2011, a 0.6 percent increase over the current spending level. The budget assumes a mid-year water rate increase of 2 percent, or roughly 50 cents on a residential water bill, PWD Pub...

  • Brunswick pedestrian struck, killed by car

    BRUNSWICK — A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Monday night as he crossed Gurnet Road after retrieving his mail, according to police.  Ronald A. Pottle, 66, of Gurnet Road, was struck by a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Douglas Self, 55, of Brunswick, about 6:15...

  • Integrated bus, train project favored for Portland-North corridor

    BRUNSWICK — Department of Transportation officials and their consultant recommended an almost $9 million integrated bus and passenger rail service Monday night for the Portland-North Transit Project. The transportation study has been going on for more than three years and involved se...

  • Cape Elizabeth Middle School to reopen Wednesday after small fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Classes at Cape Elizabeth Middle School are expected to resume Wednesday after the school was closed Tuesday morning because of a small fire in a dryer and lingering smoke. According to a notice on the school website, the situation was handled smoothly, with teachers...

  • Police offerings: Falmouth department gets into the giving season

    FALMOUTH — Two police officers, an office administrator and a newspaper reporter walk into a supermarket. No, it isn't a joke, but the contents of the shopping carts are certainly funny: 33 cans of tuna, 30 bottles of shampoo, an entire cart of toilet paper, more soap than you can sh...

  • Hero's heartbreak: Donors now recipients at Cumberland Food Pantry

    CUMBERLAND — Call it a sign of the times: people who donated food to the local food pantry in the past are now in need of the food it provides. But despite the increased demand, the Cumberland Food Pantry remains stocked for anyone to come and get a helping hand, thanks to a wide var...