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  • Obama calls for hope and votes in Portland rally for Michaud

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Yarmouth ready to pull the plug on 110 street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Energy Savers Committee is nearing the end of a two-year project to reduce street lights as a way to save money, energy and reduce light pollution. Marge Titcomb, YES chairwoman, said the town's nearly 650 streetlights have been mapped and reviewed, and the committee r...

  • Maine secretary of state walks thin line between public, private interests

    Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s job is to run elections, oversee the state archives, ensure compliance with corporate incorporation filings and administer the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. But Dunlap, who is paid more than $83,800 by taxpayers to represent their interests, also...

  • Riverton renovation

    A joint project between the NAACP Youth Council and the Maine Red Claws basketball team to renovate the Portland Housing Authority study centers at Riverton Drive and Kennedy Park was introduced March 13 at Riverton with Red Claws players on hand to greet the kids. Darnell Lazare, left, and Marcus L...

  • Portland panel privately revises social service allocations

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of recommending federal funding for social service agencies will offer the City Council three options on March 22 – two weeks after the council criticized the original recommendations and the method by which they were reached. Exactly how the ...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget could cost up to 30 jobs

    CUMBERLAND — The superintendent's draft fiscal 2011 budget would eliminate the jobs of up to 30 employees in School Administrative District 51. Residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth stood wall to wall and sat on the floor in a packed Town Hall Council Chambers on Monday nig... 3

  • Trail of the Irish expands from Portland to South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook

    PORTLAND — A project that began a couple of years ago with the goal of mapping out sites of significant Irish history in the city is expanding to the suburbs. The Maine Irish Heritage Trail includes 58 Portland sites – ranging from cemeteries to the boyhood homes of some of the...

  • Maine DOT adds trail link to Interstate 295 project in Portland

    PORTLAND — Persistence may have paid off for activists who have been lobbying for more than a year for a connection between Marginal Way and the Back Cove trail. The state Department of Transportation has now agreed that when it begins improvements at Interstate 295 Exit 7 this sprin...

  • Portland's Riverton School braces for 'unprecedented change' under controversial federal program

    PORTLAND — Riverton Elementary School is one of 10 in Maine eligible for federal grant funding under a new program that seeks aggressive change in the nation's worst-performing schools. Riverton could receive up to $2 million annually over the next three years, according to Superintenden...