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  • Portland teachers contract freezes salaries in 1st year

    PORTLAND — The School Board unanimously agreed to a new two-year contract with city teachers on Dec. 16. The agreement freezes salaries in the first year and provides a 2 percent cost-of-living increase in the second year. The contract also includes more instructional time for...

  • Portland lights up the winter solstice

    Headlights streak around Portland's holiday-bedecked Longfellow Square in this long-exposure photo taken on the winter solstice, Sunday, Dec. 21. Sunset was 4:06 p.m. on the shortest day of the year; by Christmas, sunset will occur a few minutes later at 4:09 p.m.   

  • Artist in the making

    Eight-month-old Sam Robinson gets introduced to the fine art of watercolor painting Sept. 25 during the Five River Arts Alliance Family Arts Festival on the mall in downtown Brunswick.

  • Local chefs, local food in 20 Mile Meal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 20 Mile Meal, featuring food from some of the best chefs in the Portland area, will take place Sunday, Oct. 3. The event is hosted by

  • Cape workshop to discuss Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will meet in a workshop on Monday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. for an overview of Fort Williams Park issues. Offering the council information will be Bob Malley, director of public works; Maureen McCarthy, chairwoman of the Fort Williams Advisory Commission...

  • SEDCO to celebrate 25 years at annual meeting

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Landing at Pine Point. Former Gov. Angus King will deliver the keynote address at the meeting, which will celebrate SEDCO's 25th anniversary. ...

  • Insurance bureau offers help in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A Consumer Outreach Session to help people with insurance cases and to raise awareness about Maine Bureau of Insurance resources will be held, Wednesday, Oct. 6, from...

  • Four vie for two Cape council seats, no competition for School Board

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Two attorneys, a financial analyst and a former councilor are competing for two seats on the Town Council this November. The two seats are currently held by councilors Penny Jordan and Frank Governali. Jordan has reached her three-year term limit, and Governali has c...

  • State agency tests air quality at Wentworth School

    SCARBOROUGH — A state agency completed air quality tests of classrooms, storage rooms, offices and utility tunnels in the Wentworth Intermediate School earlier this week and will likely not recommend further mold testing in the aging building. The testing comes after a recent discove... 1

  • Scarborough Downs owner teams with developer for proposed Biddeford racino

    BIDDEFORD — The owner of Scarborough Downs and real estate developer Ocean Properties announced plans Wednesday for a racino and 200-room hotel complex on 85 acres of city-owned property in Biddeford. The announcement comes after the owner of Scarborough Downs put 400 acres of proper...