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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • South Portland police raid marijuana grower who claims to be a caregiver

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police on Wednesday dismantled a marijuana growing operation run in the basement of a Harborview Avenue home by a 37-year-old man who claims to be a primary caregiver for medical marijuana patients. Police Lt. Frank Clark said police seized about 135 marijuana plants...

  • Brunswick base land for police station isn't free, after all

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a police station at Brunswick Naval Air Station lost some of its appeal Tuesday. Many Police Station Subcommittee members had been under the impression that the town could acquire the Bath Road property for free. The general impression had been that th...

  • Bath council backs sewer bond, scraps property upkeep rules

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $2 million bond for sewer improvements, and opted not to move forward with a proposed property maintenance ordinance. If the bond receives final passage next month, the city will borrow $2 million to pay for sewer and s...

  • In the lunch line: Maine schools respond to call for healthier foods, more physical activity

    SCARBOROUGH — It's quiet in the Wentworth Intermediate School lunch room, aside from the metallic click of cafeteria tables snapped into place by custodians and the occasional clang as a lunch server drops a metal serving spoon into a pan. Then the students arrive, some on the run.

  • Goal!

    Halley Taylor, left, and Michelle Gray carry a box of food donations into the Cumberland Food Bank at the Congregational Church on Feb. 5. The supplies were raised through a food drive conducted by the Greely High School hockey teams.

  • Council may reconsider Higgins Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council may reconsider its decision to ban off-season parking on all Higgins Beach neighborhood roads except approximately 15 spaces on Bayview Avenue. Councilor Carol Rancourt asked that the decision to ban off-season parking along much of Bayview Avenue be pu...

  • Freeport Historical Society hosts valentine exhibit

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society will present "Greeting from the Heart," an illustrated presentation on the establishment of the valentine industry in the U.S. On Sund...

  • Cape committee forms to screen school chief applicants

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has formed an 11-member committee to help screen superintendent of schools applicants. The board must replace former Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who retired at the end of December. Ken Murphy, the former superintendent of schools in Yarmouth, i...