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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • Falmouth council elects leaders

    FALMOUTH — In their first caucus since the election, town councilors Monday unanimously elected Councilor Teresa Pierce chairwoman and Councilor Faith Varney vice chairwoman. Committee appointments were Varney and Councilors Bonny Rodden and Will Armitage, Finance; Councilors Tony Pa...

  • New president named for Southern Maine Community College

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College has a new president. Trustees of the Maine Community College System appointed Ronald G. Cantor, associate vice president and dean at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, N.Y., at their Wednesday meeting in Augusta. Cantor ...

  • Brunswick council moves forward with parking garage grant

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is moving ahead with attempts to secure funding for a parking garage at Maine Street Station. The council authorized town staff on Monday to apply for a $400,000 Communities for Maine's Future grant, which is administered by the state Department of Econom...

  • Preliminary report gives Harpswell food for thought about land use

    HARPSWELL — The dense, spruce-fir forests behind the town offices are home to dramatic cliffs where osprey nest, and vernal pools where salamanders breed. But just how much of that land could be developed, or should be preserved? In an effort to answer those q...

  • Bath Heritage Days: Downtown weekend party

    BATH — Sometimes Jennifer Geiger looks around downtown and sees a great staging ground for a party. As director of Main Street Bath, she is one of many people who have spent the past year planning this year's 39th Bath Heritage Days, possibly the biggest party of all in the City of S...

  • Cape Elizabeth schools hire new director of instructional support

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board hired a new director of instructional support on Tuesday, June 14. Jane Golding, former director of instructional support in Yarmouth, will take over for Dominic DePatsy when he leaves for Regional School Unit 5 on June 30. DePatsy served as t...

  • South Portland moves toward tobacco ban at beaches, parks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Smoke 'em if you must – but not in any of South Portland's public parks and beaches. Councilors on Monday took preliminary action to impose a ban on tobacco products at or within 25 feet of all parks, beaches and other outdoor recreation facilities owned or mai... 1

  • Plows, paving, police station in Brunswick capital plan

    BRUNSWICK — Town Manager Gary Brown has proposed spending nearly $9 million on paving to police vehicles as part of the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2011-2012. The Town Council got its first look at the plan, which includes town projects from 2012-2016, at a workshop June ...