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  • Martin's Point drops bid for former South Portland school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two days after presenting a revised plan for a medical office building at the former Hamlin School, Martin's Point Health Care on Friday withdrew its proposal. Neighbors since March have opposed the plan, which would significantly reduce green space and a commun...

  • Rooftop equipment fire closes King Middle School in Portland

    PORTLAND — King Middle School at 92 Deering Ave. was closed Friday morning after two rooftop ventilation system motors caught fire, sending smoke into a storage room. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Thompson said firefighters responded to a call at 9:14 a.m. and found staff and students alr...

  • CELT plans to boost land preservation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust celebrated its 25th anniversary in November and announced that with more than $45,000 in surplus funds the organization will plan future land...

  • Public gets more time to talk in Harpswell meetings

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen approved changes to the public participation rules for the fourth time this year, adding an additional comment period of up to 15 minutes per person at the end of each meeting. Speakers previously were loosely limited to five-minute speaking ti...

  • 5 Scarborough students charged with harassment or assault

    SCARBOROUGH — Five Scarborough High School students were charged with harassment or assault last week for incidents that occurred during and after school. "This is something we're not very happy with," High School Principal Dean Auriemma said Thursday. "We're working with parents and...

  • Former South Portland restaurant workers settle labor lawsuit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Eight former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet have reached a settlement in lawsuit filed last year claiming labor violations and intimidation by the restaurant's owners. While the details of the settlement are confidential, documents filed in U.S. District Co...

  • South Portland's new mayor calls for unity, community

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis on Monday called on city citizens to put down their cell phones and computers and rededicate themselves to the concept of community. De Angelis then announced a series of community initiatives she would like to pursue over the next year, in...

  • Brunswick school redistricting set, new start times delayed

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board Wednesday unanimously approved a redistricting plan characterized by Superintendent Paul Perzanoski as the "East/West split." A decision about changing start times at each school was tabled pending further research by the board. The district l...

  • Cumberland cat shelter seeks food donations

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine shelter seeks the community's help in its canned cat food drive this winter. According to the shelter, about 75 cans of cat food are required to feed its resident felines. People can donate food at the HART shelter, 302 Range Road...

  • Holiday happenings

    Members of the Woodside One-Wheelers from Woodside Elementary School in Topsham make their way down Freeport's Main Street last Friday during the annual Sparkle parade.