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  • Freeport council sets Sept. 14 decision on charter amendments

    FREEPORT — The Town Council will vote Sept. 14 on whether to send proposed Town Charter amendments to voters on Nov. 2. The amendment discussions became necessary after a council decision to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick's communication center prompted a group of resi...

  • Falmouth council delays town center ballot question

    FALMOUTH — A proposed bond referendum to fund a new town center at the Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools has been postponed and will not appear on the November ballot. The Town Council reached a consensus in a special meeting Tuesday to kill the question that, until this week, has moved ...

  • The next budget crisis: Maine voters locked pension 'cookie jar,' but the jar now needs more money

    Third in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Is there any way around the looming budget crisis? In 1995, fed up with the state's failure to adequat...

  • Portland League to host legislative candidates

    PORTLAND — The League of Young Voters will host two forums this month with candidates for the state Legislature. The forum for candidates for state representative from Districts 113 through 117 is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Borealis Bread, 182 Ocean Ave. ...

  • Deering Oaks cleanup set for Saturday

    PORTLAND — The city and Hour Exchange Portland are sponsoring a beautification and clean-up day Saturday, Sept. 11, at Deering Oaks Park. The event is part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers can meet at the park bandstand at 1:30 p.m. The clean-up ...

  • Longfellow School families get ready

    Students, parents and teachers mingle in the playground outside Longfellow School on Stevens Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 2, during the annual back-to-school barbecue. The first of classes in Portland was Tuesday, Sept. 7.

  • Remembering a war's end

    Espem Christensen, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division, was a veteran of D Day and the Battle of the Bulge, and holder of the French Legion of Honor, speaks at the USS Portland Memorial in Fort Allen Park on Sept. 2 during ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.

  • I-295 bridge repairs planned this weekend

    YARMOUTH — Repairs to the Royal River bridge on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth, which was originally scheduled for August, has now been set for this weekend. Northbound traffic on the highway will be reduced to one lane at the bridge from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, through noon Monday, Sep...