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  • Portland School Board at-large candidates not unfamiliar

    PORTLAND — The race for an open at-large seat on the School Board features a pair of familiar faces: a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for the board last year and a former state representative.  The seat has been vacant since Elizabeth Brooks stepped down in January, and t...

  • Cause of Portland fire can't be determined

    PORTLAND — The cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home at 40 Deering Ave. on Sept. 16 will remain undetermined, Fire Department spokesman Tim Nangle said Sept. 17. "Investigators have been unable to determine a cause due to the extent of the damage," Nangle said of the three-alar...

  • Sky's the limit

    Skies over South Portland were filled with huge kites recently when Hank Manseau of Scarborough, a board member of Kites of New England, launched several beauties at Bug Light Park. KONE is a club that holds family friendly events throughout the year and all over New England.

  • Golf tourney raises funds for Haiti projects

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of Maine businesses supporting rebuilding efforts in Haiti have chosen the projects they will fund. The MaineLine coalition will fund construction of 10 schools and community centers in areas worst hit by the January 2010 earthquake. The first school will...

  • Working on the railroad in Brunswick

    A second shipment of 1,650-foot rails arrived by train last week for the replacement of track between Yarmouth and Brunswick in advance of the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland. Here crews work near Highland Road in Brunswick.

  • Update: Bids rise to $170,000 for ownership of Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Bidding continued this week for ownership of Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse. As of Sept. 9, the highest bid was $170,000. The auction, run by the U.S. General Services Administration, was opened on June 30, and did not see any action until June 9 when a $10,000 bid from...

  • South Portland council sends $41.5M high school renovation bond to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents will be asked in November if they want to approve a $41.5 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. The City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday evening to send the bond question to the ballot, with councilors Rosemarie De Angelis and Jim Hugh...

  • Scarborough School Board considers changes to restraint, privacy policies

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board has rubber-stamped the first reading of several proposed policy changes, including the way parents and students access educational records, the definition of what qualifies as public and private information, and the way students with disabilities are identifie...

  • Sheep take center stage in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Anyone interested in seeing a sheep sheared is in luck — the Falmouth Historical Society's annual Maine Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 11, is focusing on sheep shearing techniques from the 19th century. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Falmouth Heritage...

  • On track in Freeport

    A second shipment of 1,650-foot rails arrived by train last week for the replacement of track between Yarmouth and Brunswick in advance of the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service from Portland. Here the train carrying the rails crosses Bow Street in Freeport.