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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • Portland Question 4: Should non-citizens have the right to vote?

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked if legal immigrants living in the city should be allowed to vote on local issues, including the school budget and City Council elections. While proponents of Question 4 say allowing non-citizen voting is a way for legal immigrants to have mor...

  • Portland Charter: Battle lines drawn over elected mayor decision

    PORTLAND — As Election Day approaches, the "elected mayor" question has become the one to watch in the city, with organized efforts going door-to-door, staging press conferences and taking the debate to neighborhoods and schools. As part of its final report to the City Council this s...

  • New program extends learning day at Riverton Elementary School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of students streamed out of Riverton Elementary School at 3 p.m. on Friday and into their parents' waiting cars and minivans. But about 150 students stayed behind. Intentionally. The students are participating in a new after-school academic enrichment progr...

  • Closing the books: Longtime Portland bookstore shutting its doors

    PORTLAND — A longtime Longfellow Square store specializing in old and rare books is clearing its shelves and closing its doors. Cunningham Books has been selling rare and out-of-print books from a spacious, storefront at the corner of Pine and State streets since 1991.  B...

  • Portland City Council: 2 incumbents, 2 challengers for at-large seats

    PORTLAND — Four candidates are running for two at-large seats on the City Council inNovember. Incumbent Councilors John Anton and Jill Duson are seeking re-election, Anton for a second term and Duson for a fourth. Charles Bragdon, a regular attendee at council meetings, is als...

  • Portland City Council: Former councilor versus political newcomer in District 3

    PORTLAND — When District 3 voters head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect a city councilor, both names on the ballot are likely to sound familiar. Edward Suslovic, a former at-large councilor who lost a re-election bid two years ago, will compete against Will Mitchell for the seat being va...

  • House District 64: Chipman, Olsen hope to succeed Percy

    HARPSWELL — Two candidates are vying for the House District 64 seat being vacated by Rep. Leila Percy, D-Phippsburg. Percy is prohibited from seeking re-election due to Legislative term limits. The candidates running to replace her are Democrat David I. Chipman of Basin Cove Road, an...

  • Cumberland man dies in ATV crash

    CUMBERLAND — A 19-year-old Mill Road resident died Monday after being injured in an ATV crash. Jesse P. Zacks was driving along Pleasant Valley Road at about 5 p.m. when he was thrown over the front of the vehicle, Police Chief Joseph Charron said Tuesday. The all-terrain vehicle lan...