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  • South Portland High School faculty OKs student-led change in Pledge of Allegiance routine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Leaders of all 12 faculty departments at South Portland High School have unanimously approved a formal change in the daily recitation inviting students and faculty to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Principal Ryan Caron said he received word Wednesday ...

  • Harpswell school sale remains on track for April 15

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen decided unanimously Monday to allow the sale of the West Harpswell School to close on April 15, and not try to reopen negotiations on a section of the sale agreement. At issue was a specific clause in the agreement with the Harpswell Coastal Ac...

  • Portland police add anonymous crime tip options

    PORTLAND — In an attempt to adapt to what the police chief calls a "no-snitching culture," the Police Department has set up an anonymous text message service and Web reporting form. Text-a-Tip is designed to allow people to share information with police without fear of retaliation fr... 1

  • Maine State Pier needs repair after cruise ship visit to Portland

    PORTLAND — A large cruise ship that came into the city ahead of schedule this month to wait out Hurricane Earl caused damage to floats at the Maine State Pier. The damage, according to City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg, was minimal and has been repaired. "Estimates for (repai...

  • Miss. governor campaigns for LePage in Portland

    PORTLAND — Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a rumored Republican presidential hopeful, visited the city's waterfront Monday to stump for Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage. People reportedly had to be turned away from the $750-a-plate luncheon for LePage, held at DiMillo...

  • Portland School Committee: 5 candidates seek 3 seats

    PORTLAND — There are five candidates competing for three seats on the School Committee. Voters on Nov. 2 will choose a new School Committee member for District 3, where current committee Chairman Peter Eglinton is not seeking re-election. There are also three candidate competi...

  • Opening day at the Cumberland County Fair

    Amelia Aberle of Falmouth shows her 8-week-old New Zealand white rabbit at the Cumberland County Fair on Sunday.

  • Clinton rallies Democratic faithful in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday concluded a three-state New England campaign swing to rally Maine Democrats for the upcoming gubernatorial and congressional elections. Clinton spoke for about 40 minutes at the Southern Maine Community College athletic center,...

  • Senate District 10: Thomas challenges Gerzofsky

    BRUNSWICK – Jobs and the struggling Maine economy are very much on the minds of the two candidates seeking the state Senate District 10 seat that includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell and Pownal. The race pits a well-known Democratic incumbent, Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, against Republic... 1

  • Maine Marathon returns Sunday; several roads closed during race

    PORTLAND — Just after sunrise on Sunday, Oct. 3, 3,500 runners are expected to take to the streets for the annual Maine Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay Marathon. The event officially begins at 7:45 a.m. on Baxter Boulevard between Forest Avenue and Preble Street, near the Universit...