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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Riverton 'turn-around' replaces half the Portland school's teachers

    PORTLAND — By the end of this school year, nearly half the teachers at Riverton Elementary School will be have been replaced in the last two years. Some of the 14 exiting teachers have been transferred to other schools in the district, while others are retiring. Riverton is a small, ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth, Portland residents on Appeals Court short list

    PORTLAND — President Obama will choose between a Cape Elizabeth lawyer and a Portland judge to fill an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Reps. Michael Michaud and Chellie Pingree, both D-Maine, have nominated William Kayatta Jr. of Cape Elizabeth and J...

  • Portland Trails to celebrate new 10-mile path

    PORTLAND — For more than 20 years, Tom Jewell has envisioned connecting Portland's neighborhoods with a network of nature trails. To help make that vision a reality, Jewell, who founded the Forest City Land Trust in 1976, helped established Portland Trails in 1990 with Nathan Smith a...

  • Dining Dish: Taste of Brunswick benefits hunger prevention

    The third annual Taste of Brunswick is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on the downtown Mall. More tha...

  • Some blame 'smart' meter for Portland restaurant fire

    CMP, Fire Department say there's no connection PORTLAND — A small fire on May 25 at El Rayo, a York Street Mexican restaurant, was blamed on an electrical problem. But some people are saying there's more to the fire than a simple wiring issue. Central Maine Power Co.'... 3

  • North Andover manager chosen for city's top post

    PORTLAND — City officials announced Friday that a Massachusetts town manager will take the city's top leadership position. Mark Rees, 55, who has served as town manager in North Andover since 2000, will take over as the city manager for Portland. "He brings a lot of enthusiasm...

  • Key Bank 'Make a Difference Day'

    Tony Disotto, area retail leader, and Todd Zukowski, business banking, both of Key Bank's Scarborough branch, work on a project at Camp Ketcha as part of Key Bank's "Make a Difference Day," May 24.

  • Wentworth building supporters launch new website

    SCARBOROUGH — The committee formed to address the long-term facility needs of the Wentworth Intermediate School has launched a new website, which members hope will help make the case for rebuilding the school. The website, www.new...