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  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • South Portland schools plan to hire firm to pitch renovation project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department plans to hire a communications and marketing firm to promote a new renovation plan for the high school. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said she contacted three firms this fall asking them to submit proposals, which were used to devel...

  • Topsham selectman invokes right-to-know law to obtain e-mail, documents from colleague

    TOPSHAM — A dispute between two selectmen over the public nature of board correspondence has reached the point where one said he will send a formal right-to-know request to the other. Selectman Jim Trusiani said at the Nov. 19 Board of Selectmen meeting that his request to Selec...

  • New directional signs greet visitors in downtown Portland

    PORTLAND — New signs were installed last week to help visitors find their way around the waterfront, the Arts District and the Old Port. The signs point to tourist attractions, including the Longfellow House and Victoria Mansion; to public transportation providers like Metro and C...

  • Topsham girl recovering after 2 days trapped in car

    TOPSHAM — A teenage girl is recovering from injuries sustained from a car accident that trapped her in her car for two days before she was found. Kourtney Thibeault, 17, was driving home along Route 196 the night of Nov. 17 when she went off the road, traveling for about 40 feet ...

  • Mid-Coast school districts adjust to new state subsidy cuts

    BATH — School districts in the Mid-Coast and all over Maine are coping with a $63 million state spending curtailment ordered by Gov. John Baldacci that includes a $38 million cut in Education Department funds to support local schools. Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William...

  • SAD 75 again awaits word from state on application to close Harpswell school

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 has resubmitted an application to the state to close West Harpswell School, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. Maine Department of Education Commissioner Susan Gendron told SAD 75 last month that she could not approve its first...

  • French dip or char-grilled veggies with couscous? For Bowdoin students, there's an app for that

    BRUNSWICK — When asked to develop a Bowdoin College-themed application for the iPhone, junior Ben Johnson decided to create one that would help solve one of the most persistent campus dilemmas. Moulton Union or Thorne Hall? Choosing between Bowdoin's highly touted din...

  • Coward tapped as South Portland's next mayor

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Barring any last-minute jockeying by another candidate, City Councilor Tom Coward will be the next mayor of South Portland. Coward, who has served on the council for a year, earned the unanimous support of his fellow councilors in a workshop Monday night. A forma...