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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • Bin Laden's death poses challenge for Maine clergy

    FALMOUTH — The killing of Osama bin Laden last week provided many Americans with a sense of relief and closure. But for members of the clergy in southern Maine, the news presented a challenge: guiding their congregations through a response to the episode. In churches and synag...

  • Delays, detours ahead: Tukey's Bridge project to slow travel on I-295 in Portland

    PORTLAND — It's going to be a long, hot summer for drivers on Interstate 295. State transportation officials Monday said bridge repairs on the northbound corridor of I-295 will require traffic pattern changes likely to result in significant travel delays. But the Maine Departm...

  • UPDATE: Dill tops Maietta by wide margin in Maine Senate District 7 special election

    State Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, is interviewed in the lobby of the South Portland Community Center on Tuesday as residents line up to vote in a special election to pick a new state senator in District 7. Dill defeated South Portland Republican Louis Maietta Jr. by a 2-1 margin.

  • South Portland voters OK school budget by 2-1 margin

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved a $42.8 million school budget for 2011-12 by a 2-1 margin. According to unoffical results, residents voted 2,458 to 1,226 in favor of school budget that would increase taxes by about 1 percent, adding about 10 cents to the city's mil rate.

  • Dining Dish: It's farmers' market season

    The Cumberland Farmers' Market Association will kick off its 2011 summer season the week of May 16.  The Falmouth market will take place every Wednesda...

  • Portland Fire Dept. to add 12 firefighters with $1M federal grant

    PORTLAND — A more than $1 million grant from the federal government will allow the Fire Department to restore 12 firefighters who were cut from the force in 2008 because of budgetary constraints. The city found out late last month that the department was chosen to received a Staffing...

  • UPDATED: Legislative panel rejects attempt to alter Harpswell-Brunswick border

    HARPSWELL — Leaders of a campaign to redraw the border with Brunswick are giving up after state lawmakers, for the second time, have voted against a bill that would have allowed the change. In an 11-2 vote on May 6, the Committee on State and Local Government voted that LD 69 "ought ...

  • Dancing up donations in Cape Elizabeth

    Zoe Collins, left, and Truly Chillemi dance up a storm to the music of Truly's father, jazz trumpeter Marc Chillemi and the SoPo Trio, last Sunday at the Local Buzz in Cape Elizabeth, where Truly organized "Food is Hope," a benefit for the Wayside Food Rescue in Portland. Truly, a second-grader a...