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  • Portland city councilor to pay OAS fine

    PORTLAND — District 3 City Councilor Dan Skolnik agreed Monday in District Court to pay a fine for driving with a suspended license. Skolnik is also scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 26, where he is expected to contest a charge that his auto insurance lapsed. Skolnik ...

  • Celebration of African masks

    Families gathered at the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday, Jan. 9, to celebrate the African mask collection of David C. Driskoll. The festival, "Spirit Masks with Dance and Drums," featured a mask drawing and coloring session followed and a masquerade performance by Oscar Mokeme, director of the M...

  • Presidential award helps Yarmouth teacher put things in perspective

    YARMOUTH — Kim Spencer received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C., but said her tea...

  • Cumberland council approves first phase of veterans memorial

    CUMBERLAND – The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to erect a veterans monument at Moss Side Cemetery. The council also authorized the collection of donations for the monument. Town Manager Bill Shane said the Cumberland Veterans Monument Committee wanted the OK to solicit...

  • With help of Chinese teacher, Yarmouth launches Asian studies program

    YARMOUTH — As difficult as it has been for Xiao Chunzhi to leave her husband and 17-year old daughter in China, she decided to take the opportunity to visit Maine and teach her language, culture and history to high school students. Xiao has never been out of her country or away ...

  • Yarmouth council OKs funds for Cousins Island Community House, hears plan to turn off street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending $35,000 from surplus to fix the roof of the Cousins Island Community House. According to a memo from Town Engineer Dan Jellis, there are two proposals being considered: removal and replacement of the roof, or repair of th...

  • New policy shifts more road repair costs from state to municipalities

    PORTLAND — Local taxpayers will have to dig deeper to pay for road repairs that were once the state's responsibility because major roads that do not meet minimum engineering standards are no longer eligible for state funding. Some examples include Ocean Avenue in Portland, Broadway in So...

  • Portland faces loss of $6M in state aid

    PORTLAND — The city would lose more than $6 million in aid under Gov. John Baldacci's proposal to address a $438 million state budget shortfall. Mayor Nick Mavodones and City Councilor John Anton each testified before legislative committees in Augusta in the past week in opposition t...