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  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Hunger help is on the way

    Brenda Treadwell, right, joins several hundred other volunteers Sunday, April, 13, at the Maine Mall in South Portland to measure and pack food that will be shipped to children and adults across the country by the hunger charity Feed My Starving Children. The "MobilePack" event, called Million Meals...

  • 3 nominated to be college trustees

    AUGUSTA — Three Portland-area residents were nominated by Gov. John Baldacci this week to serve on the boards of trustees for the University of Maine and Maine Community College systems. Portland resident Victoria Murphy was nominated to the University of Maine System Board of Truste...

  • Cumberland voters to decide fate of Route 88 project

    CUMBERLAND — Whether the town should borrow up to $4.5 million to improve Route 88 will be decided by voters on Tuesday, March 2. Monday’s Town Council meeting was packed with residents who heard representatives of Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers describe the drainage ...

  • Feds will fund Portland IMT, skip cruise ship mega berth

    PORTLAND — The state won $5 million in federal Recovery Act funds to pay for improvements at the International Marine Terminal, but the city will have to find alternative funding to build a second cruise ship berth at Ocean Gateway. The federal Department of Transportation last week ...

  • Restaurant workers lobby for better pay, benefits

    PORTLAND — As local restaurants gear up for 10 days of special promotions designed to lure diners out of late-winter hibernation, advocates for servers and kitchen workers say restaurant working conditions must be improved. According to a study released by the Maine Restaurant Indust...

  • $255K grant brings high-speed Internet to classrooms in 3 Portland schools

    PORTLAND — King Middle School and Riverton and Presumpscot elementary schools will be equipped with wireless, high-speed Internet access thanks to a $255,000 federal grant. In addition to wireless Internet, each classroom will also be equipped with voice-over-Internet protocol equipm...

  • Craftsmen come out for 1st taste of Herbie 'cookies'

    NEW GLOUCESTER — Although the massive tree known as Herbie was cut down in January, wood from the 217-year-old elm will live on as bowls, jewelry and furniture. Herbie was removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street in Yarmouth on Jan. 19. The 110-foot tree was finally ...

  • Court documents claim dispute preceded Portland murder

    PORTLAND —A 21-year-old Portland man made his first appearance in court Friday, Feb. 19, to answer to a murder charge. Moses Okot was charged Feb. 18 by Portland police with murder in connection with the shooting death of Serge Mulongo, according to police Capt. Ted Ross. He w...

  • Falmouth foundation seeks Portland community development funds

    PORTLAND — A Falmouth foundation wants to tap into Portland's share of federal Community Development funds to help pay for a $2 million education facility at the old Tidewater Farm. Tidewater Farm Regional Learning Center is a collaboration between Tidewater Conservation Foundation, the ...