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  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Portland council requires cameras outside Bayside bar

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved an 18-month contract that includes raises for police officers. But much of the council's meeting was spent discussing a Bayside bar. Rockin' Rickey's Tavern, 94 Portland St., received its liquor license from the City Council, but ...

  • Cohen, credited with restoring voter trust, ends tenure as Portland city clerk

    PORTLAND — Linda Cohen said she tries not to think "lasts." Not the last time she will climb the winding staircase at City Hall. Not the last birth, marriage or death she will certify. But Friday, Jan. 7, will be full of lasts, when Portland's city clerk for the last decade st...

  • Passport security concerns put squeeze on municipal services

    HARPSWELL — A change in federal law governing handling of passport applications is causing problems for some towns, and may cost them thousands of dollars in income. The change prevents offices that provide certified copies of birth certificates from also processing passport applicat...

  • UPDATED: Maine PUC to probe CMP 'smart' meter policy

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced Tuesday that it will investigate Central Maine Power Co.'s installation of "smart" electric meters. The probe was sought in complaints asking the regulatory agency to require CMP to offer customers a formal opt-out provision. ... 1

  • Looking for a sign: Portland police need help

    PORTLAND — Welcome to Portland? Not if you're a motorist driving into the city along the Fore River Parkway to West Commercial Street. That's because Portland police are looking for the public's help finding a 5-by-8-foot "Welcome" sign that was stolen in early December.

  • Ethics complaint filed over Portland Press Herald donation to proponents of mayoral election

    PORTLAND — An opponent of the successful effort to have an elected mayor has filed a formal ethics complaint over nearly $47,000 in free advertising provided to the campaign by The Portland Press Herald. Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethic...

  • Surf's up

    A solitary surfer rides the waves at Higgins Beach in Scarborough during a snow storm last week. The beach has been a topic of discussion as surfers and beachgoers fight for the right to park along nearby streets, while some Higgins Beach residents lobby the Town Council to protect their neighbor...

  • New Year's Day volkswalk in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Southern Maine Volkssport Association will team up with the Freeport Historical Society and the Hampton Inn for a public volkswalk on New Year's Day. Participants will meet in the lobby of the Freeport Hampton Inn, 94 Lower Main St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1. Peo...