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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • Portland schools working to link teacher pay to student performance

    PORTLAND — School officials are working on a new system for teacher evaluations and salaries that is based on student achievement. Officials hope to have a pilot program for the new system ready for the 2011-2012 school year. Earlier this month, Superintendent of Schools James...

  • Clippers sail to a title

    Yarmouth High School seniors Nick Prosica, left, Asa Arden, Nate Pingitore and Jack Watterson raise the Gold Ball after the Clippers' 34-6 victory over Stearns Saturday night in the Class C football championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

  • Sprucing up for the holidays

    Portland's Christmas tree made its way on Nov. 18 to Monument Square, where it will be lit on Friday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Keeley Crane Service moved the 50-foot blue spruce from the front lawn of 111 Brentwood St. to a flatbed truck for the ride downtown.

  • Stags party

    Coach John Wolfgram and a group of very happy Cheverus Stags raise the Gold Ball after winning the Class A state football championship Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Cheverus beat Bangor, 46-8, for the school's second title.

  • Portland may change restrictions on peninsula parking

    PORTLAND — The Transportation Committee last week gave preliminary approval to a plan to halve the number of peninsula parking bans for city services. Peninsula residents are now restricted year-round on a weekly basis from parking on one side of the street to make way for street swe... 1

  • Cumberland County to celebrate 250 years

    PORTLAND — The 250th anniversary of the creation of Cumberland and Lincoln counties will be the cause for celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the courthouse rotunda. Period re-...

  • Improvements take shape for Exit 15 on I-295 in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation rolled out preliminary plans to reconfigure Exit 15 of Interstate 295 and create a 300-car commuter lot on the west side of the highway. Ernie Martin, Maine DOT project director, told about a dozen residents at the meeting Thursday, N...

  • Thompson's Point in Portland to be sold; Red Claws involved?

    PORTLAND — Twenty-five acres at Thompson's Point are under contract to be sold. But Tony Donovan, a broker at Fishman Realty Group, which listed the property, said he is not permitted to identify the potential buyer. "I've signed a confidentiality agreement," Donovan said....