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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...

  • RSU 5 hears debate over who gets unused modular classroom in Durham

    FREEPORT — Durham school sports boosters and the town of Durham are in a tug-of-war over use of a former mobile classroom.  With the new Durham Community School built and ready for students, the two-classroom modular unit once used for student overflow is no longer needed. ...

  • Revised school honor code gets initial OK from Yarmouth School Committee

    YARMOUTH — With the help of students, parents, administrators and coaches, the school honor code has been revised to emphas...

  • Correction

    A story in the Aug. 11-13 editions should have said the tuition received by Aucocisco School for each elementary student is $26,425.

  • Veranda Street on-ramp shutdown extended

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 295, which was scheduled to reopen by Sept. 1, is now expected to be closed until early October. The ramp is closed for safety reasons during bridge work and lane closures on I-295. Alternate routes are the I-295 e...

  • Candidates challenged to back open government

    PORTLAND — The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition sent pledge forms this week to every candidate for state office, asking them to support open government and public access. The MFOIC will post the names of candidates who sign the pledge at

  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...

  • Falmouth adds text, e-mail emergency alerts

    FALMOUTH — A text-message notification system is now available for anyone interested in receiving emergency town announcements on their cell-phone. E-mail notifications are also available. "We're not going to use this for routine notifications," Fire and Rescue Chief Howard Rice said...