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  • Brighton Avenue shooting investigated by Portland police

    PORTLAND — An unidentified man was killed Friday night in what police believe was a homicide on Brighton Avenue. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were called to 214 Brighton Avenue at 9:05 p.m. and discovered the victim, dead at the scene. The address is the location o...

  • Portland Symphony hopes to multiply funding for lullaby project

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fu...

  • Yarmouth message in a bottle washes up on Mass. shore

    YARMOUTH — A message in a green bottle that may have been tossed into the ocean about 12 years ago in Yarmouth washed ashore last week in Cohasset, Mass. Three girls — 8-year-old twins Annabelle and Kyra DeGroat and their 4-year-old sister Bridgit — found t...

  • Proposed municipal budget raises Yarmouth taxes; school budget holds the line

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on March 18 unanimously accepted the School Board's fiscal 2011 budget with a zero percent increase from this year. Councilors also received a preliminary municipal budget that would add 20 cents to the property tax rate. School Board Chairman ...

  • Cumberland Town Council approves municipal budget

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council unanimously approved the proposed fiscal 2011 municipal budget Monday night. The $7.99 million budget is a 0.34 percent decrease from the current year, on expected revenues of $3.63 million – a nearly 1 percent decline. The projected impac...

  • She's got game

    Malia Cross-Roberts of Portland shows she's got skill, and gets an approving smile from Harlem Globetrotter Hot Shot Branch, on March 19 in the Reiche School gym. Branch was in town promoting the Globetrotters game in Portland on March 26 and the "CHEER For Character" program, which focuses on build...

  • Hate group targets performance at Portland's Waynflete School

    PORTLAND — A Kansas extremist group that openly hates homosexuals, Jews, Catholics and America in general is threatening to picket a local high school theater production. The Westboro Baptist Church, known for its frequent picketing of funerals for military veterans and gays, posted ...

  • Commission seeks artists to create original work for new Durham School

    DURHAM — The Maine Arts Commission is inviting artists from all over the country to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Durham Community School as part of the public artwork program Percent for Art. The artists selected will receive a budget of up to $44,000...

  • Dispatch deal with Yarmouth adds jobs to Falmouth Police Department

    FALMOUTH — Emergency services are about to undergo some major changes. The Police Department is in the process of adding six new employees – a significant increase for a team of 17 sworn officers. The hirings come after three long-time members of the department retired a...

  • Portland council OKs social service funds, calls for examination of process

    PORTLAND — Despite last-minute attempts by several city councilors to adjust funding for some social service agencies, the City Council on Monday made only one change to the recommendations from the city manager and a review committee. The city has about $785,500 in federal Community...