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  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • Florida man arrested after Cumberland-to-Brunswick car chase

    BRUNSWICK — A Florida man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a car chase that began in Cumberland. John Elvis Fenn, 29, of Quincy, Fla., was spotted by Cumberland Police Department Officer Antonio Ridge on Route 88 around 2:30 a.m. Police said Fenn was reportedly driving below ...

  • Portland councilor wants to revisit dumping snow in harbor

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee last week rejected revisions to the snow removal ordinance regarding sidewalk shoveling, but the issue is expected to return to a different committee this summer along with the controversial prospect of dumping snow in the harbor. The Transportatio...

  • Peaks Island residents pack anti-secession meeting

    PEAKS ISLAND — More than 150 people turned out Saturday for the first meeting of a group formed to defeat the latest campaign for island secession from Portland, organizers said. The former Peaks Island Council, meanwhile, has outlined cost-of-living issues on the island and proposed...

  • Portland bus service may back bid to loosen billboard ban

    PORTLAND — A bill submitted by a Portland legislator would allow advertising in bus shelters, which is currently banned by the state's anti-billboard law. District 116 Rep. Denise Harlow, D-Portland, said her bill would allow towns and cities to decide whether they want to allow adve...

  • Portland state rep's solidarity road trip to Wisconsin generates national buzz

    PORTLAND — Somewhere between New Hampshire and Illinois, state Rep. Diane Russell become the political talk of the nation. While traveling through New Hampshire, the Munjoy Hill Democrat was interviewed by a reporter for the 4

  • Retirement fund surplus nets nearly $9M for Bath

    BATH — The city has a unique problem on its hands, given today's economic climate: what to do with an extra $8.8 million. The surplus is with the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, thanks to excess employer contributions the city made from the late 1970s to mid 1990s, accordin...

  • Film about student stress to be screened in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — An independent film being screened next week tells stories of over-stressed students, exhausted teachers, kids who are not learning essential skills and parents trying to do the best for their children. "Race to Nowhere" will be shown at the Cumberland Congregational Chu...

  • Portland seeks more input on new Amtrak station

    PORTLAND — The Transportation Committee wants the city to assert itself when it comes to planning the future of passenger rail service. But before that can happen, policy makers must develop a uniform vision to guide land use decisions. The new effort comes at a time where the... 1