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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Brunswick residents ask board to reconsider school cuts

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of the residents – and some of their children – who attended Wednesday's public forum on the proposed $33.3 million school budget spoke out against proposed cuts to staffing and programming. To avoid a nearly $4 million dollar defic...

  • New parking signs draw criticism at Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — New signs have been posted along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach to reflect the new parking restrictions drafted earlier this year. And already, people are concerned. "The signs went up in good faith, but they're wrong," Surfrider Foundation Chairwoman Janice Par... 3

  • Speakers decry additional $500K in Scarborough budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — Additional cuts to programs and services will have to be made if reductions of more than $500,000 proposed by the Town Council Finance Committee are approved by the full council next week. The majority of the speakers at Wednesday evening's budget hearing asked the coun...

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council OKs budget, tax hike

    School spending plan goes to voters May 10 CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday adopted a $31.4 million

  • Easter parade of umbrellas

    Parents and little children huddle under umbrellas as colorful as Easter eggs on Saturday, April 23, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, where the annual Easter Egg Hunt took place both inside and outside the church because of the rainy weather.

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board hopes to pick school chief semifinalists

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will again evaluate applicants after reopening the search for a superintendent of schools last month. Chairwoman Mary Townsend said the search closed Monday, April 25, and while she wouldn't say how many people applied, she said there were more appli...

  • Announcement expected on development of Thompson's Point in Portland

    PORTLAND — A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to announce redevelopment of one of the city's most visible pieces of waterfront real estate. Lewiston-based Parallax Partners, a real estate development company, is expected to announce the project that wil...

  • West Harpswell School could become housing for elderly

    HARPSWELL — The committee charged with finding a new use for the West Harpswell School held a public forum Wednesday night to gather ideas about how to redevelop the property. Some ideas considered by the West Harpswell School Reuse Task Force and brought up by the community include ...