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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...

  • Somali immigrants eye Portland legislative seats

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city residents are running for the state House of Representatives this year, including the city's first Somali candidates. Mohammed Dini, a Bayside resident and student at the University of Southern Maine, is running for the District 119 seat and will face fellow...

  • Proposed Portland library branch closings spark neighborhood opposition; city could reduce funding

    PORTLAND — A Portland Public Library plan to close three branches and instead work with community groups to create mobile library services has come under fire from residents of the neighborhoods that would lose their branches. Some city councilors are also suggesting that the library...

  • Project weighs pros, cons of bus or rail service from Portland

    PORTLAND — Removing 1,000 vehicles from Maine's Interstate highways will require commuter rail or rapid bus service. The question for state transportation planners is which one, and how? Since 2008, the Maine Department of Transportation has been reviewing alternative transportation ...

  • Silent stories: Brain cancer forces renowned photographer to speak through images

    FALMOUTH — Three years ago, photojournalist Jim Daniels was on a nine-day trek across the snowy peaks of the Himalaya mountains with his wife, Mary Lello, to celebrate her 50th birthday. While they were stopped at a camp in Ladakh, India, to adjust to the altitude, Daniels snapped a picture...

  • Snowe, Collins propose legislation to retain BNAS commissary, exchange

    BRUNSWICK — The effort to save the low-cost shopping commissary and exchange stores for residents with military ties took another step forward this week. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced they have proposed legislation that will keep open the Navy Excha...

  • Habitat for Humanity offers home-repair loans

    BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is offering a year-round repair program for low-income homeowners who live in Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties, as well as Brunswick and Harpswell. The program offers qualified homeowners a low-interest loan to make home improvements that...

  • Topsham library presents juried photo exhibit

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and Friends of Topsham Public Library will present the first “Joy of the Lens” photography show this spring. The exhibit celebrates the work of year-round Maine resident photographers who are 16 and older. Categories i...

  • Brunswick delays land purchase for police station, seeks to unload Industry Road building

    BRUNSWICK — The town has decided to postpone potential land acquisition for a new police station until the fall. Meanwhile, town officials are proposing to renew efforts to sell the old Times Record building on Industry Road, a facility that has been twice considered for new police h...