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  • Absentee ballots available for Portland school budget vote

    PORTLAND — Absentee ballots for the May 11 school budget referendum are available at City Hall, but they cannot be returned until at least May 4 because the City Council must first approve the school budget. The council vote is scheduled for May 3. The ballot will ask resident...

  • 11 Cumberland County libraries receive national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eleven libraries in Cumberland County are among 17 in the state to receive national recognition. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced on April 9 that the libraries – including those at Portland's Reiche, Lyseth and Clifford elementary schools; Cumber...

  • Casco Bay Lines union workers plan Portland protest for new contract

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines employees will rally Friday to express their frustration about working for more than a year without a contract. The ferry service has 34 employees – all but four top-level managers – who are members of Local 333 of the International Longshoreman... 2

  • Portland high schools to adopt new schedule

    PORTLAND — Although the Portland School Committee on April 7 unanimously approved a new schedule for the city's four high schools, students will have to wait until the end of the month to find out courses that will be offered. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said adminis...

  • Despite no show from hate group, more than 100 rally at Waynflete School in Portland

    PORTLAND — More than 100 Waynflete students and community members stood together Saturday evening in support of people who have faced hatred and bigotry because of their sexual orientation or beliefs. "It was very heartening," Waynflete Headmaster Mark Segar said about the demonstrat...

  • School supply maven opens public store in Portland

    PORTLAND — Leanne Fisher has seen first hand how Ruth's Reusable Resources can help schools by soliciting office supplies from local companies and offering them to teachers at little to no cost. This school year, 3Rs has given away more than $3.4 million worth of supplies to local sc...

  • In full bloom: An 'old Maine family business' gets down to its roots

    CUMBERLAND — Terry Skillin makes his way between multi-colored rows of blooming geraniums and pansies, smiling almost as brightly as the flowers around him. Skillin is the fourth generation of gardeners to run Skillins Greenhouses, with its three locations in Falmouth, Cumberland and...

  • Regional transit agency hopes to boost profile, funding with video production

    PORTLAND — The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System has created an eight-minute video to educate the public and, in the process, drum up support for underfunded projects. As a federally funded program, PACTS cannot actively lobby state or federal officials for more fundi...