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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • UPDATE: A snowball's chance in Portland: No snow means no WinteRush festival

    PORTLAND — A shortage of snow has foiled the city's plan to hold a winter festival at Deering Oaks Park this weekend. The second annual WinteRush was scheduled for Saturday. But the activities, including a snow plow parade, a man-made sledding hill, animal tracking and a snow sculptu... 1

  • Falmouth teachers, students get creative with Haiti fundraisers

    FALMOUTH — In the weeks since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Falmouth teachers, staff and students have employed a variety of creative ways to raise money to help the struggling country. According to Service Learning Coordinator Holly MacEwan, a lot of different school organizat...

  • Portland urges landlords to take advantage of rehab program

    PORTLAND — The city wants owners of multi-unit buildings to take advantage of new funding it has to help them spruce up their properties. The city's Housing and Neighborhood Services Division plans to offer low-interest loans of up to $15,000 per unit to apartment building owners int...

  • An hour is an hour is an hour: Time-based trade network creates cash-free economy

    PORTLAND — Charlene Roberts Erlebach's eyes brightened when she recalled her wedding day. “The flower girl baskets were just beautiful, with little ribbons and rosettes, they were so pretty,” the Brunswick bride gushed. “We actually did pictures twice, once on the ...

  • Jewish groups offer reward for arrest of Portland cemetery vandals

    PORTLAND — The Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine and Anti-Defamation League New England Region are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who painted swastikas on headstones at a local cemetery. The vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery, on H...

  • Innkeepers cut rates to benefit Habitat for Humanity

    FREEPORT — As a way to promote spring travel and help support Habitat for Humanity, local inns will slash their rates in April and May. The program is in its seventh year and has been a g...

  • New Veterans Memorial Bridge due by July 2012

    PORTLAND — Plans to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Portland and South Portland were unveiled by the Maine Department of Transportation on Feb. 4 at Mercy Hospital's Fore River campus. The $63 million replacement bridge will be taller than the existing structure, wi...

  • Scarborough legislators to hold office hours

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Peggy Pendleton and Sean Flaherty will hold office hours Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kitchen & Cork, 400 Expedition Drive. The hours are an informal way for constituents to voice their opinions and concerns with the two Democratic legis...