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  • Portland Lights Festival shifted to Maine State Pier

    PORTLAND — A multi-act music festival planned Saturday, Aug. 8, on the Eastern Promenade has been moved to the Maine State Pier. Herb Ivy of Townsquare Media said Tuesday the shift was made because the pier is now available and better suited for the festival. "(The pier h...

  • Portland board moving forward on India Street historic district

    PORTLAND — A smaller-than-originally planned India Street Historic District is the preferred choice for the city Historic Preservation Board. City Historic Preservation Manager Deb Andrews on Monday said she will prepare a revised district map for consideration by the board...

  • City-school dynamic a pressing issue for new South Portland leaders

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council and School Board on Monday caucused to choose their respective leaders. The School Board voted unanimously to elect Ralph Baxter as the 2011 chairman, and the Council voted 4-3 to elect Rosemarie De Angelis as the city's mayor. Both panels wil...

  • State champs

    With senior Luke Pierce (who scored twice) atop the pile, the 2010 Class B boys' soccer state champion Yarmouth Clippers celebrate a 5-0 win over Ellsworth Saturday morning. It was Yarmouth's fourth championship since 2004.

  • Falmouth adds a leaf pick-up day

    FALMOUTH — The town has added an additional curbside leaf bag collection day to the season, which had officially ended on Nov. 4. The additional pick-up day will be on Thursday, Nov. 18.

  • Falmouth realizes workers comp savings

    FALMOUTH — The town has received more than $17,000 from the Maine Municipal Association for its 2009 workers compensation loss ratio. The town's loss ratio, or amount paid for insurance versus amount actually paid out, was 8.8 percent, significantly below the 40 percent or less objec...

  • American Legion vets in Falmouth continue to care for community

    FALMOUTH — In 1995 the American Legion Hall on Depot Road was kept dark with the shades drawn most of the time. For Arthur Frederiksen, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, that simply would not do. "Before 1995, this place was pretty run down. There wasn't much going on," Frederiksen s...

  • South Portland School Board gives superintendent 3-year contract, 3 % raise

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Suzanne Godin's contract for another three years, even though her current contract doesn't expire until June 31, 2011. The new three-year contract, which takes effect July 1, 2011, was not immediat...

  • Possible Elmwood Drive project to be unveiled at public meeting

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. will host a public meeting in the Council Chambers on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to unveil a conceptual plan for a project on Elmwood Drive. Currently, the town is considering a zoning change, from a residential zone to a bio-medical...

  • South Portland official takes job in LePage administration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul LePage's gubernatorial win last week left a vacancy in the city's human resources department. City Manager Jim Gailey said Human Resources Director John McGough resigned from his city post late last week to become LePage's chief of staff. McGough took a p...