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  • Portland leaders fire back at LePage claims of aid mismanagement

    PORTLAND — City Democrats and social services leaders came out swinging Friday morning, saying a recent state audit claiming the city mismanages its General Assistance program is part of a “coordinated attack” by Maine’s Republican governor and his administration. S...

  • Topsham senior living community sold to Chicago company

    TOPSHAM — The Highlands of Topsham, a senior living community that opened 25 years ago, has been sold to a Chicago investment group. John Wasileski, president and founder of Sea Coast Management, the development company for The Highlands and Highland Green, announced the sale to CPF ...

  • Freeport cinema now expected to open next summer

    FREEPORT — The six-screen movie theater planned for the corner of Depot and Mill streets could open next summer. Al Yebba, chief operating officer of Berenson Associates, developer of Freeport Village Station, said it took several months but the money needed to continue the project h...

  • Yarmouth Glee Club needs votes to win $5K prize

    YARMOUTH — The high school Glee Club is competing to win $5,000 – a prize members will put toward the purchase of a new concert piano for the Performing Arts Center. The club is competing against four others from Buckfield High School, Moultonborough Academy, Camden Hills Regi...

  • Dining scene undergoes changes in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The local restaurant landscape is changing at Falmouth Sea Grille and the former Johnny's Bistro & Bar. On the Foreside, the Sea Grille has been demolished to make way for a new building. "The old building was very tired," said Handy Boat owner Jay Hallett. ...

  • Schools weigh sports, co-curricular changes

    PORTLAND — The School Department will hold a public hearing on Nov. 18 to discuss potential changes to middle and high school athletics and co-curricular activities. Potential changes include establishing a nonprofit foundation to solicit grants and corporate sponsorships, hiring a c...

  • BYO lox and cheese: South Portland's Bagel Guy makes deliveries his business

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a society that values service and convenience, Dennis Yesse can't believe someone didn't think of it sooner. Restaurants deliver lunch and dinner. Why not breakfast? That's exactly what Yesse, better known to his customers as the

  • Police seek man after car chase in New Gloucester, North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is looking for a New Gloucester man who led police on a nearly 11-mile chase Nov. 5. At about 6:50 p.m. that night Deputy Brad Rogers reported a white 1997 Kia traveling east on Bald Hill Road in New Gloucester near Route 100. P...

  • Portland still in search of Christmas Tree

    PORTLAND — The city is still searching for the perfect Christmas Tree to display in Monument Square this holiday season. What's wanted is a 40- to 60-foot, well-rounded tree within 10 miles of Portland that the owner would like removed. If selected, the city will cut down and haul th...

  • Portland students build affordable homes in Westbrook, Freeport

    WESTBROOK — On a rainy Friday afternoon, more than a dozen builders scattered throughout three unfinished houses, painting boards and hanging sheet rock. The three single-family homes with covered porches are being built along Breman Street, a small gravel road off Lincoln Street. 1