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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • From roundabouts to overpasses, Brunswick residents to review potential traffic changes

    BRUNSWICK — As the state Department of Transportation moves forward with a plan to restore connectivity between Route 1 and Maine Street, a $1 million study is taking a more comprehensive look at how traffic movement can speed the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. By next... 2

  • Dispatch decision challenge prompts Freeport Town Charter review

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday scheduled a June 29 workshop to discuss amendments to the Town Charter. Councilor Joe Migliaccio presented proposed language for sections in the charter that address the process to overrule council decisions and the requirement that residents si...

  • Portland planners show support for law offices on waterfront

    PORTLAND — A proposal to covert a waterfront storage building into offices for a local law firm is on the fast track for approval from the city Planning Board. At a workshop meeting Tuesday evening, building owner Waterfront Maine presented its plans to turn the 100,000-square-foot C...

  • Falmouth road race to raise money for Honduran relief supplies

    FALMOUTH — A five-mile run on June 12 will raise money for medical and construction supplies for Honduran villages, which a local group will visit next year. A team of volunteers, doctors and nurses from southern Maine communities will visit El Triunfo, Honduras, in February 201...

  • Art sought for new Falmouth Elementary School building

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Arts Commission is calling for artist proposals for pieces to be installed in the new Falmouth Elementary School when it is completed next summer. The project is part of the Percent For Art program, which requires that all state-funded building projects set aside...

  • New veterans monument to be celebrated in Cumberland parade

    CUMBERLAND — This year’s Memorial Day parade includes the presentation of the first phase of a veterans memorial monument at Moss Side Cemetery on Main Street. Fire Chief Dan Small is also looking for active and retired military members with ties to the town to participate...

  • Maine's best in EMS

    Lt. Peter Daigle of the Portland Fire Department accepts a Platinum Award on the department's behalf from Gov. John Baldacci on May 20 at the annual Maine Emergency Medical Services awards ceremony at the State House in Augusta. Gold awards were presented to the Cumberland Fire Department, Freeport ...

  • Chebeague Island Town Meeting to vote on $2.8M budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will decide on a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 5. The meeting will take place at the Chebeague Island Community Hall, 247 South Road, at 9 a.m., and cover 62 warrant items. Among the items is the $1.8 million p...