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  • Minimum-wage hike, storm-water fee on Portland councilors' horizon

    PORTLAND — The order of business will be water before wages for the City Council finance committee this fall. Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., the committee chairman, on Monday said the panel of Councilors Jill Duson, Ed Suslovic and David Marshall will first consider a city plan to cha...

  • Falmouth library expansion, renovation up to voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 4 for a single local ballot question: whether to fund renovation and expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half, or just over $2.8 million. The rest will be f...

  • Nearly 100 jobs, middle school sports targeted in Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — Cutting middle school athletics and eliminating nearly 100 jobs were expected to be part of the superintendent's proposed budget presentation to the School Committee on Wednesday. Meanwhile, increased staffing for multi-lingual students is also being proposed, along with a...

  • Portland offering deals on composting equipment

    PORTLAND — Composting food and yard waste can reduce how much households spend on those special blue garbage bags each year, and for the next two months the city is offering residents incentives to do just that. For the third year, the city's Public Services Department is offering di...

  • Yarmouth council approves dispatch contract with Falmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted unanimously to turn over town emergency dispatch services to Falmouth following a public hearing on Monday. Councilor Kent Peterson was not in attendance. The council approved a proposal from Falmouth to provide dispatch services on a con...

  • New BBQ cart rolled out in Portland

    Washington Avenue resident Ron Gan opened a new barbecue cart this week. Skinny Cart BBQ is located at 202 Washington Ave., in front of a dilapidated garage Gan painted bright green and yellow last fall. The offerings are simple - you can get a barbecuish, based on a beef barbecue sandwich recipe...

  • Committee releases grant funding recommendations for Portland social services

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of reviewing which agencies and projects should get federal community development money will present its final recommendations to the City Council March 8. The city expects to dole out about $2.1 million in Community Development Block Grant money fo...

  • Proposed Scarborough school budget would eliminate 43 jobs

    SCARBOROUGH — More than 100 residents packed the standing-room-only Town Council Chambers for the first public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, on Superintendent David Doyle’s proposed $34.3 million School Department budget. The proposal for fiscal 2011 would eliminate 43 jobs to hel...

  • Storm surge

    Scarborough senior Heather Carrier raises the championship plaque while her classmates exult after winning a first-ever regional basketball title on Feb. 20 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Red Storm take on Skowhegan in the Class A state game on Saturday, Feb. 27. Sports, P...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.