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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Input sought on next Cape school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents are invited to a meeting with the School Board and search consultant Jackie Roy on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Town Hall. Roy, of J.A. Roy Associates in Dennisport, Mass., is assisting in the search for a replacement for Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who will ret...

  • Memorial service planned for homeless

    BRUNSWICK — Tedford Housing will host a memorial service to honor the homeless who died this year, as well as community volunteers and advocates, on Dec. 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. The Rev. Bill Bliss from the United Church of Christ in Bath will offer a memorial...

  • CELT plans to boost land preservation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust celebrated its 25th anniversary in November and announced that with more than $45,000 in surplus funds the organization will plan future land...

  • Public gets more time to talk in Harpswell meetings

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen approved changes to the public participation rules for the fourth time this year, adding an additional comment period of up to 15 minutes per person at the end of each meeting. Speakers previously were loosely limited to five-minute speaking ti...

  • Eberle to host monthly coffee with constituents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, will host her monthly coffee hour Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Ocean House Market, 512 Ocean St. Residents of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are invited bring their concerns and ask questions. For mor...

  • 5 Scarborough students charged with harassment or assault

    SCARBOROUGH — Five Scarborough High School students were charged with harassment or assault last week for incidents that occurred during and after school. "This is something we're not very happy with," High School Principal Dean Auriemma said Thursday. "We're working with parents and...

  • Former South Portland restaurant workers settle labor lawsuit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Eight former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet have reached a settlement in lawsuit filed last year claiming labor violations and intimidation by the restaurant's owners. While the details of the settlement are confidential, documents filed in U.S. District Co...

  • South Portland's new mayor calls for unity, community

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis on Monday called on city citizens to put down their cell phones and computers and rededicate themselves to the concept of community. De Angelis then announced a series of community initiatives she would like to pursue over the next year, in...