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  • Falmouth council critic launches drive to recall chairwoman

    Falmouth council rejects curbs on speech FALMOUTH — Town councilors unanimously rejected rule changes Monday, May 24, that would have governed some types of public comment during their meetings. The vote came after the Maine Civil Liberties Union admonished the Town Council ... 2

  • Portland Arts, Cultural Alliance absorbed by city-created authority

    PORTLAND — A 25-year-old arts organization responsible for putting on First Friday Art Walk and other arts and cultural events has decided to become a subsidiary of a non-profit organization created by the city. Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance will continue to have its own govern...

  • Brunswick base airport heightens funding competition; redevelopment agency hopes to tap STAR account

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a $1.3 million slice of a state fund already eyed for other transit projects, including expanded operations for the Amtrak Downeaster and airports currently undergoing modernization projects. The Midcoast Regi...

  • Portland police make arrest in Monument Square death

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday said a 20-year-old Gray man is responsible for a deadly assault in Monument Square early Sunday morning. William Googins turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. He was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the death of 24-year-old Eric B...

  • Proposed Portland charter changes ready for public review

    PORTLAND — The commission elected in November 2008 to review and recommend changes to the City Charter has come up with preliminary recommendations that include switching to a full-time, elected mayor and changing the name of the School Committee. The Charter Commission will hold a p...

  • Portland tightens restrictions on off-leash dogs

    PORTLAND — The city has made several changes to rules governing where and when dogs can run free, and where the pets are not allowed at all. Many of the changes are at the Eastern Promenade, a popular spot for dog owners to give their pets a chance to run off leash. Dogs are no longe...

  • Portland High School senior succeeds on, off field, despite diabetes

    PORTLAND — When Pat Curran was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, only one concern came to mind. "The first thing I was worried about was being able to play basketball," Curran said. "I thought I wouldn't be able to do sports at all." Curran quickly learned that ...

  • Casco Bay High School senior marches to his own beat

    PORTLAND — For Ness Smith Savedoff, Casco Bay High School has been a place of self exploration as much as a place to learn basic literacy skills. Savedoff said when he entered CBHS as a freshman, wearing bell-bottoms and a long pony tail, the school accepted him without judgment. The...