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  • Portland landlord pleads not guilty in fire that killed 6

    PORTLAND — The owner of a Noyes Street home that burned last November, killing six people, pleaded not guilty Friday in Cumberland County Superior Court to six counts of manslaughter and four counts of violation of the life safety code Gregory Nisbet, 49, of 124 Noyes St., was

  • Cape Elizabeth hosts 6,500 runners for 18th TD Beach to Beacon 10K

    A pack of elite runners leads about 6,500 Beach to Beacon participants from the starting line Saturday, Aug. 1, in Cape Elizabeth.

  • South Portland construction code change needs Augusta's OK

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday adopted a new ordinance that will allow flexibility in managing city and school construction projects. But whether the city will be able to take advantage of the change for the upcoming high school renovation project, as intended, will depe...

  • New home's driveway raises objections from Cape Elizabeth neighbor

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council is expected to determine if a driveway permit for 6 Stonegate Road was issued incorrectly. Robert H. Stier Jr., of 9 Rock Crest Drive, is appealing Public Works Director Robert Malley's decision to issue the permit to Early Bird Group, developers of ...

  • Moore time for LePage

    Bristyn Leisure, left, and other eighth-graders greet Gov.-elect Paul LePage on Dec. 16 at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. LePage made brief remarks and then took questions from the students for a half hour before touring the building.

  • 'Polar Dip' to benefit SPHS Project Graduation

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students from South Portland High School will plunge into the icy waters of Casco Bay on Jan. 1, 2011, for the school's first annual "Polar Dip." The event, taking place at 11 a.m. at the Southern Maine Community College beach, will be a fundraiser for SPHS Project G...

  • UPDATE: Interim replacement expected next month for retiring Portland city manager

    PORTLAND — The City Council is likely to appoint an interim city manger in January to serve until a permanent replacement for Joseph E. Gray Jr. can be found. Gray announced his retirement on Dec. 21 before a standing-room-only crowd at City Hall. Mayor Nicholas Mavadones on M...

  • Brunswick public education channel to be explored

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors approved an additional objective for the cable television committee Monday: seeking ways to establish an educational public television channel. Councilor David Watson originally suggested creating a new committee, but said amending the cable committee's ch...

  • Harpswell ed panel's mission excludes 2 big issues

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen have activated the Education Committee with a few changes to its mission statement – notably, removing discussion of the future of West Harpswell School and any efforts to leave School Administrative District 75.  Selectman Chairman Jim Hend...

  • Bath-area school chief announces retirement

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth told the School Board Monday that he will be retiring next June. Shuttleworth has run RSU 1 since its inception in 2008. Prior to that he was superintendent since 2004 of School Union 47 – then composed of Arrows...