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  • Independent Portland land trust seeks partners, pockets

    PORTLAND — Armed with a new name, members of a fledgling land trust are continuing their efforts to develop affordable housing. The Greater Portland Community Land Trust, now in its second year, is a group of volunteers who want to see more afford...

  • New Portland school times seem set, for now

    PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday is expected to finalize new school-day start and end times for the 2015-2016 year, but will continue to study and possibly revise the daily schedule. School Board Chairwoman Sarah Thompson on Monday said she expects the board to approve the late...

  • The day the music died: Business as usual on Portland's Munjoy Hill

    PORTLAND — On North Star Music Cafe’s last afternoon of business, owner Kim Anderson was out of bread. “Business as usual,” she said. North Star was a cafe without coffee. A piece of notebook paper on the counter announced what was left to eat and drink, with...

  • Welcoming the wreaths

    Hundreds of people greet a caravan of vehicles at Cheverus High School in Portland on Sunday where the Wreaths Across America project stopped on its way to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

  • South Portland City Council takes over appointment of School Board member

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board has removed itself from the selection of an interim board member to represent District 5. The vacancy was created when the current District 5 representative, Alan Livingston, was elected Nov. 2 to an at-large seat on the City Council. The coun...

  • Cape Elizabeth energy panel works on long-term savings

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After three years of work, the Cape Elizabeth Alternative Energy Committee is still finding ways to limit the town's carbon footprint and reduce energy costs. With the help of a few extra hands, panel members say they are ready to tackle long-term energy savings by r...

  • Scarborough council kills neighborhood zoning change

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council rejected a zoning change Wednesday that would have allowed a two-story office building on Elmwood Avenue. The council voted unanimously against the zoning change sought by Maine Eye Center, siding with more than 15 resident who spoke against the change....

  • Scarborough council delays decision on parking restrictions at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite the efforts of some Higgins Beach residents, surfers and winter beach-goers will still be able to park along the beach during the off-season – for now. As midnight approached Wednesday, the Town Council unanimously tabled until Dec. 15 proposed change...

  • Brunswick School Board considers impact of redistricting

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members participated in a workshop Wednesday night to talk about redistricting following closure of Longfellow School. Longfellow, Coffin and Jordan Acres schools now house elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. When Longfellow clo...

  • Bath council backs new $1.1M bond, refinancing of others

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to borrow $1.1 million for work at Waterfront Park and other improvements, and to refinance existing debt from prior bonds. The council last month accepted a $415,000 bid from Wyman & Simpson to replace a pier and improv...