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  • Obama calls for hope and votes in Portland rally for Michaud

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Magical moment

    The fifth annual Mother-Daughter Princess Tea Party at the South Portland Community Center attracted more than 80 mothers, daughters and grandmothers last week, and found the princesses reaching excitedly for magic dust during a show by Dennis Labbe, a.k.a. Mr. Magic.

  • He rocks

    Roland Charles and his rocks attract a crowd of kids at the Environmental Fair at Dyer Elementary School in South Portland on May 7. The fair, recognizing the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, included exhibitors from local and state government and non-profit organizations.

  • Trader Joe's files paperwork to open Portland store

    PORTLAND — Trader Joe's this week submitted an application to open a store in the former Wild Oats space on Marginal Way. The application, received by the city clerk's office May 10, says Trader Joe's would operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, and sell beer and wine. ...

  • No charges, but debate continues over Republicans' behavior at King Middle School

    PORTLAND — The School Department will not seek criminal charges against a group of Republicans who allegedly rummaged through and removed material from a classroom at King Middle School. But School Committee member Sarah Thompson said she will ask Superintendent James Morse Sr. to me...

  • With school budget set, South Portland focuses on high school renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the School Department will now focus on passing a bond to renovate South Portland High School after residents OK'd a $41.6 million school budget for next year. The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to ask the City C... 1

  • Scarborough tries to get ahead on Red Brook watershed protection

    SCARBOROUGH — Longtime residents may remember skating on Pollywonkie Pond in the winter, seeing birds of prey soaring overhead in the summer, and enjoying the peaceful tranquility of Red Brook, which flowed through Scarborough and South Portland until the 1970s. Today the river has b...

  • Cape council OKs more flexibility for farms, agriculture

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Monday night unanimously approved changes to the agricultural portion of the zoning ordinance. The changes have been in progress for more than two years, and were vetted by local farmers, the Ordinance Committee, Planning Board and members of th...

  • Partnership allows South Portland grads, not colleges, to keep more scholarship money

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local group is teaming up with a national organization to ensure that South Portland High School graduates can maximize financial aid and scholarships for college. Project Scholarship was launched in 2007 by a group of local residents with a vision to give every SP...