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  • Cumberland council to hears pros, cons of $3M beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed $3 million town purchase of beach property off Foreside Road goes to a public hearing Monday, Oct. 6, before heading to referendum in November. The purchase of the property, including nearly 14 acres of shoreline property and almost nine acres of forest, wou...

  • Volk versus Boyle for Scarborough senate seat

    SCARBOROUGH — In a match-up of two serving legislators, two-term state Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, is challenging incumbent first-term Sen. Jim Boyle, D-Gorham, in Senate District 30.  Formerly Senate District 6, the new district includes Gorham, Buxton and most of Scarbo...

  • Portland police offer self-defense class for women

    PORTLAND — The Police Department is offering a basic self-defense class for women beginning Feb. 2. The Rape Aggression Defense training is open to women 13 and older who live in greater Portland and is designed to teach them how to avoid and escape dangerous situations. Parti...

  • Despite weather, kids' King Day event draws a crowd

    PORTLAND — While more than 700 adults attended the 29th annual breakfast celebration Monday morning in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., about 150 elementary and middle school kids learned about healthy eating and living and what it takes to be a civil rights leader.

  • Cumberland County seeks volunteers for elderly assurance

    WINDHAM — The Cumberland County Regional Communications Center seeks volunteers to join its 9-1-1 Team. The 9-1-1 Team is a volunteer group of trained, elderly assurance members. Those members volunteer to report to the Windham-based communications center one day a month for two...

  • Portland author picks up 3 more honors

    PORTLAND — A Portland author has picked up three more awards, including a prestigious Newbury honor, for his nonfiction book about a young girl's struggle for civil rights. In an annoucement at the Boston Convention Center, the Young Adult Library Service Assocation cited Phillip Hoo...

  • High school schedule focus of Portland forum

    PORTLAND — A new schedule for the city's high schools will be discussed at a community forum scheduled for Wednesday night, Jan. 20, at the Portland Exposition Building. The proposed common high school schedule was drafted by a 28-member task force and presented to the School Committ...

  • Portland council to consider Waynflete growth, Charter Commission extension

    PORTLAND — The City Council Wednesday will consider a campus expansion plan for Waynflete School that has attracted plenty of attention and opposition from residents of the Western Promenade during the past year. Waynflete's proposal would allow the school to purchase specific reside...

  • Area residents, groups do what they can to help Haiti earthquake victims

    PORTLAND — As images of death and destruction continue to stream across the airwaves, local residents are doing what they can to help the people of Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake on Jan. 12.  Roughly the size of Maryland, Haiti is the poorest and least developed na...

  • Concerns about emergency response prompt Peaks Island public forums

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council will hold a series of meetings during the next several weeks to discuss safety concerns of islanders and potential resolutions. Island resident Julie Fisher Melton, a group facilitator, has offered to run the meetings, Island Councilor Lynne Richar...