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  • 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...

  • Brunswick school budget could boost taxes 4.4%

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed $36.2 million school budget for the next fiscal year, which already includes $700,000 in recommended reductions in technology and other expenditures, could increase property taxes by 4.4 percent. But School Board members at Wednesday's budget workshop said they...

  • South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4M

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Manager Jim Gailey is scheduled to present his preliminary budget to the City Council on Monday, Feb. 8, at the South Portland Community Center. Gailey said he is still working with department heads to finalize the proposal, so he didn't want to release details ...

  • Scarborough council paves way for 3 new businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council took action Wednesday that will help establish three new businesses. Councilors also approved a $5.4 million public works and transportation municipal capital improvements budget and a $1.5 million education capital improvements budget. The...

  • Reduced role for library board clears 1st hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a plan to reduce the Library Advisory Board's oversight of daily operations at the city's two public libraries. The council also accepted more than $57,000 in grants from the state, including $32,000 to fix t...

  • 6 votes kill South Portland plan to save $140K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four School Department jobs are expected to be eliminated after one of four unions vetoed a furlough day to meet a mid-year cut in state education funding. The proposed furlough day, which needed the support of all four school unions, would have saved the district $1...

  • Preparing for spring

    Sternman Andy Haddock loads lobster traps from his boat onto the dock in South Freeport on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13. Haddock and lobsterman Rob Scammon will store and dry the traps until the lobstering season gets back into full swing.

  • Maine Mall owner scraps plans for adjoining South Portland development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — General Growth Properties has cancelled plans to build a mini-mall featuring a Barnes & Noble book store on Maine Mall Road.  The decision comes as GGP plans its biggest developme...

  • Cape Elizabeth receives $85K grant for energy-efficient lighting

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Lighting upgrades at the high school, middle school, Pond Cove Elementary School and the Community Center will begin this summer thanks to an energy conservation block grant from the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Cape Elizabeth is one of Maine's 87 communities ...

  • Falmouth police officer promoted to sergeant

    FALMOUTH — Police Officer George Savidge was promoted and assigned as a patrol sergeant. Savidge joined the Police Department in 2002 after four years with the Bath Police Department. He grew up in Falmouth, is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro and h...