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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Portland councilor tapped for EPA advisory panel

    PORTLAND — At-Large City Councilor Jill Duson will represent Portland on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, the city announced in a press release Monday. The LGAC, in existence since 1993, seeks to provide more efficient and effectiv...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...