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

    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 ...

  • Added state funding could reduce cuts, tax impact of Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Department could receive $1.3 million more in state education funding than originally anticipated. Last week, Gov. John Baldacci announced that with state revenues exceeding expectations, he would allocate an additional $20 million in general purpose aid to loca...

  • Job market re-entry: Portland Adult Education graduates 1st WorkReady class

    PORTLAND — Out of work for more than a year, Beth Treadwell decided to polish her resume and job skills through a new program being offered by Portland Adult Education. On Friday, March 5, the 46-year-old South Portland resident was one of 16 graduates of PAE's WorkReady program, whi...

  • Open for business

    Ice and water from the Kennebec River cover the deck and side lot at the Kennebec Tavern on Commercial Street in Bath, following last week's storm. Despite the treacherous looking conditions, the tavern's open flag (and a dry front door) welcomed in patrons.

  • A man with a story to tell

    Maine's District 19 Rep. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, visits Dike Newell Elementary in Bath on Tuesday morning to read to Wanda Brown's 1st grade class. Here, Goodall reads one of his mother's favorite books, "Michael Recycle", by Ellie Bethel. He spoke with the children about the work he is doing ...

  • Victory

    Scarborough seniors (from left) Christy Manning, Jenn Colpitts and Heather Carrier whoop it up after winning the Class A state championship for the first time Saturday afternoon, 52-32, over Skowhegan. More in sports, page ?

  • South Portland PD, Sen. Bliss: Plate scanner compromise too restrictive

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A bill regulating the use of automated license plate scanners is being called too restrictive by South Portland police – the first in Maine to test the technology. The plate readers use cruiser roof-mounted cameras that can read license plate numbers on pa...

  • Bath council hears plan to tackle city’s flooding issues

    BATH — A plan is in the works to minimize flooding issues plaguing several areas of the city. Public Works Director Peter Owen and Stephen Dyer of Ransom Environmental Consultants on Wednesday recommended to the City Council a prioritized series of projects, which are intended t...

  • Rate hikes eliminate projected savings from S. Portland street light reduction

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Like several other municipalities last year, South Portland wanted to reduce its budget by eliminating street lights where they were not needed. After an extensive public process, the city darkened 107 lights along major transportation arteries, expecting to save nea...