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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...

  • Meeting to discuss options for Franklin Arterial, Exit 7

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation and the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System will host a public meeting to discuss the next steps for the Franklin Street corridor on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting begins the second phase of the city’s process to...

  • UPDATE: Portland police identify man killed in Allen Ave. shooting

    PORTLAND — Police have identified the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed early Sunday in an apartment at 55 Allen Ave. as Taquan Samuels, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Police said a 911 call came in at 3:40 a.m. on July 25 reporting one person had been shot. Emergency crews responded and pr...

  • Aviation revolutionary picks BNAS for new venture; Kestrel Aircraft to anchor Brunswick Landing, create up to 300 jobs

    AUGUSTA — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station signed an anchor tenant Friday morning, a deal Gov. John Baldacci said would reverberate well beyond the soon-to-be-decommissioned U.S. Navy base.

  • Portland School Committee chairman won't seek re-election

    PORTLAND — School Committee Chairman Peter Eglinton announced Thursday afternoon that he will not seek re-election. Eglinton, who represents District 3, said he wants to focus on his career as an environmental consultant with Abt Associates, a public policy research and consulting fi...

  • Meeting planned on Topsham bike path

    TOPSHAM — A public meeting on the final design of a bicycle path will be held at Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. This phase of the Androscoggin River bike path, to be largely funded by the Maine Department of Transportation, will run from Main Street to Community Dri...

  • 'Superman' takes a hike in Brunswick

    Drivers on Mill Street in Brunswick probably did double-takes last week when they saw "Superman" -- actually Dalton, Ga., native Allen Mullins -- walking along the side of the road carrying an American flag. Mullins, 28, said he began walking in January 2009 and intends to visit every state capital ...

  • Bath society seeks former campers for 65th anniversary celebration

    BATH — The Pine Tree Society is celebrating 65 years of its summer camp for disabled Mainers and is looking for former campers and staffers to take part in the Sunday, Aug. 8, reunion. Pine Tree Camp, on North Pond in Rome, opened on July 2, 1945 to 75 Maine children with physic...

  • Maietta Construction of Scarborough files for bankruptcy protection

    SCARBOROUGH — Maietta Construction has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland. The family owned company has been in the construction business in Scarborough for more than 40 years. According to a press release Thursday, it was hit hard by the ...