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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...

  • Interest heats up around South Portland startup

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Conserving both money and energy is the goal of a new company called Hot-Tubes. Founded by South Portland resident Bill Zelman a...

  • Incumbent, challenger seek Cape Elizabeth House seat

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Democratic Rep. Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig, who is seeking a third term in House District 30, is being challenged by Republican Pauline Wilcox. This is Wilcox's first campaign for elected office, although she has worked on other political campaigns. Electio...

  • Forum to feature candidates for Legislature

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce will be host a forum for legislative candidates on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall. Candidates in state Senate District 29, and House Districts 31, 32 and 33 will participate. ...

  • Annual ceremony to honor firefighters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Firefighters and former firefighters from Portland and South Portland will be honored at the annual Memorial Sunday ceremony on Oct. 5 at noon. The ceremony, organized by the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and Portland and South Portland ...

  • Scarborough teenager faces November court date

    SCARBOROUGH — A November arraignment is scheduled for an 18-year-old Scarborough High School student who was arrested Sept. 23 on charges of carrying concealed weap...

  • 'Bama BBQ comes to South Portland, by way of Colorado

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alabama flavor is coming to South Portland on Oct. 8, with the opening of Moe’s Original Bar B Que at 209 Western Ave. Though the restaurant franchise operates more than 30 restaurants in 10 states, ...

  • School Board contest tops Cape Elizabeth ballot

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Joanna Morrissey and Elizabeth Scifres are running for re-election to three-year terms on the School Board in November. Barbara Powers, a retired teacher and school administrator, hopes to unseat one of them. The Town Council election is uncontested, with Coun...

  • Harpswell water tower fixes could cost $430K

    HARPSWELL — Immediate action needs to be taken on an empty, unused water tower at Mitchell Field to prevent further deterioration and possible collapse, according to an engineer hired by the town to evaluate the structure. Fully restoring the 100,000-gallon steel tank to its full cap...