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  • Portland budget approval, 2% tax hike, a quiet affair

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday evening approved a nearly $202 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2012, an increase of about 1.2 percent over current spending. The municipal budget, combined with the previously approved school budget of $89.5 million, will increase the prope...

  • Waynflete School gets $2M grant for scholarship endowment

    PORTLAND — A $2 million grant will allow a local private school to establish a permanent endowment for gifted and talented students. Waynflete School said in a press release on May 12 it was awarded the grant from the Malone Family Foundation, established in 1997 to improve education...

  • Rising to the occasion: Falmouth parents call 'therapeutic kindergarten' a success

    FALMOUTH — For many kids, starting kindergarten is an exciting time, even if it is a bit scary. But for children with disabilities or behavior disorders, starting kindergarten can be a traumatic transition, that, if not negotiated well, can set the stage for a lifelong struggle in sc... 1

  • Developers seek maximum extension of permits for proposed East End condo project in Portland

    PORTLAND — A Massachusetts development company is asking the city to extend its special zoning and site plan approvals for a mixed-used condominium complex on the former Village Cafe property. The company, Village at Oceangate, is seeking extensions that would allow it to build a fiv...

  • The miracle foodie: 'Unsung Hero' Sybil Riemensnider of South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Fresh fruit first catches your eye: bananas, apples and oranges all displayed neatly on the long table. And across the room, on another table, baked goods beckon: pies, cakes, and doughnuts. In the next room two women sit at a desk, engaging in a friendly conversatio...

  • Lawmakers order formal, 'rapid' probe of Maine Green Energy Alliance

    AUGUSTA — The head of the state’s accountability agency promised on Friday to “follow the money” as she investigates a $1.1 million grant that went to a now-defunct energy group. The Legislature's bipartisan Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously to not on...

  • Military tears, cheers

    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Sodergren of Waldoboro hugs his girlfriend, Amanda Sullivan of Durham, before heading getting on the bus May 5 when Marine reservists departed from Topsham for the start of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.They travel first to California for several months of trai...

  • Board approves 370-car parking lot at Scarborough Beach

    New home allowed next to historic Winslow Homer House SCARBOROUGH — Despite overwhelming public opposition to the project, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Wednesday to grant a special exception for a new, 370-space parking lot and recreation area on private land near ...