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  • Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center change gets mixed reviews

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents this week had mixed views about a new traffic pattern at the Recycling Center. The new pattern, which no longer allows drivers to back up to the trash hopper, went into effect Jan. 21. It includes four diagonal parking spaces outside of the trash ...

  • Scarborough author crusades for convicted soldier

    SCARBOROUGH — On a chilly day late last March, author Don Snyder got a call from a phone number he did not recognize. Thinking it might be a fan who had somehow found his number and was calling to to talk about one of his novels, Snyder answered, reluctantly. The caller, ...

  • Races set for Portland City Council, School Committee

    PORTLAND — The deadline for candidates to get on the November city election ballot passed Monday and it looks like District 3 will have the most interesting races. City Councilor Dan Skolnik announced earlier this summer that he will not seek a second term representing District 3. Tw...

  • Diverse groups join forces to promote elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — That an organization of young, idealistic activists is joining with the Chamber of Commerce to push the issue seems in itself reason to believe the city may soon have an elected mayor. "It's a great issue, it really cuts across the divide," Will Everitt, director of the Ma...

  • Portland ballot will include question on non-citizen voting

    PORTLAND — A handful of people turned out Monday to express their opinions on what is expected to be the most contentious issue on the city ballot in November: Should non-U.S. citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? An effort spearheaded by the League of Young Voters e...

  • Flaws in Maine wind bill like skating on 'dull skates'

    Final part of a three-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development  in Maine. AUGUSTA — After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. Jo...

  • Komen Race for the Cure coming to Portland

    CUMBERLAND — Marjorie Adams will run her fourth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year, honoring fellow cancer survivors and others who have been affected by the disease. The race will be held in Portland this year for the first time, on Sept. 12, followed by the now-traditi...

  • Portland schools turn focus to students, curriculum

    PORTLAND — Public school students will resume classes on Tuesday, Sept. 7, kicking off a busy year for city schools. The Ocean Avenue Elementary School is expected to open after Christmas break and several schools will be under the leadership of new principals. New administrat...

  • UPDATE: Missouri newspaper executive's death in Harpswell ruled 'accidental drowning'

    HARPSWELL — A Missouri newspaper executive drowned accidentally Aug. 19 after falling from a Whidden Road dock. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Wally Lage, 66, ch...

  • Journey to Cow Island

    The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust has been marking its first 25 years by running a series of celebrations and explorations. On Saturday, Aug. 14, a group of kayakers launched off Water Street to visit Cow Island in the middle of the Androscoggin River, now managed by the land trust. Michelle Moody of...