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  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • Taking steps for healthy babies

    People of all ages walked a four-mile loop from the Martin's Point Health Care offices on Washington Avenue through Payson Park and around Baxter Boulevard on Sunday, May 2, for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies. The Portland fundraising walk, which attracted several hundred participants...

  • Coffin celebration slated for May 8 in Portland

    PORTLAND — A public celebration of former congressman and longtime federal appeals court Judge Frank M. Coffin will take place Saturday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine Abromson Community Education Center on Bedford Street. Coffin, a resident of South Portland...

  • Flighty guests: Land trust hosts Falmouth nature walk to celebrate Migratory Bird Day

    FALMOUTH — On a humid, spring morning Caleb Hemphill tilted his right ear toward a quiet, insect-like buzzing in the distance. "Hear that?" he asked. "That's the blue-winged warbler. It's a really unusual bird for southern Maine and we've got some here." Hemphill is an avid bi...

  • Turnpike begins Scarborough-Falmouth repaving

    PORTLAND — Night work along an eight-mile stretch of the Maine Turnpike started this week and is expected to continue throughout the summer. The Maine Turnpike Authority said in a press release that residents and businesses between Mile 44 in Scarborough and Mile 52 in Falmouth may e...

  • Proposed Cumberland County Charter proposes job, district changes

    PORTLAND — A charter for Cumberland County that has been two years in the making is ready for public review, as its drafters prepare to send the document to a November vote. The Cumberland County Charter Commission was elected in November 2008 to create a charter for the county, whic...

  • SAD 51 sends $28M budget to Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a $28 million budget for fiscal 2011. Residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth will have the opportunity to accept or reject the budget in a district meeting on June 3, followe...

  • Riverton library, minority affairs dominate Portland budget comments

    PORTLAND — The City Council is considering sparing two executive positions and a library branch originally marked for elimination in the fiscal 2011 budget. The city Finance Committee has also recommended that the Police Department receive about $26,000 to provide extra summer weeken...

  • City Council sends $90M Portland school budget to May 11 referendum

    PORTLAND — Residents will vote on the school budget on Tuesday, May 11, after the nearly $90 million spending plan was unanimously approved Monday by the City Council. The budget referendum will also ask whether residents want to continue voting on the school budget for another three...