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  • South Portland firefighters appreciate help with hydrants

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Every time a winter storm hits, firefighters stand by, waiting to be deployed with shovels to dig out the city's more than 700 fire hydrants. Depending on the volume of snow and ice, the effort is laborious for the Fire Department, which has about 13 firefighter...

  • Cape Elizabeth councilor proposes mediation for minor disputes

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Councilors are considering creating a citizen mediation program to help residents resolve neighborhood issues without going to the Town Council. Councilor Caitlin Jordan said she thought of the idea for a mediation program after seeing many residents come to the...

  • Republicans left a message at King Middle School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Students in King Middle School's "Four Freedoms" learning expedition are getting a first-hand education in free speech after last weekend's state Republican convention. While the convention was held at the Portland Expo, GOP organizations from Maine's 16 counties were each... 21

  • Portland council approves housing for former Adams School property

    PORTLAND — Sixteen units of affordable housing could be under construction in less than a year at the former Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. The City Council Monday night approved selling about half of the 1.5-acre property to Avesta Housing for $250,000. The deal has been nearly...

  • Law firm wants tax break for move to Portland waterfront

    PORTLAND — Discussion of a deal months in the works between the city and a prominent law firm is expected to enter the public arena this week, when a City Council committee debates granting a tax break to help move the firm to a waterfront building. Pierce Atwood, currently at One Mo...

  • Portland bowling alley gets $25K city grant

    PORTLAND — A $25,000 grant from the city will help finance the finishing touches for a 12-lane bowling alley in Bayside. Greg Mitchell, the city's economic development director, said the grant for Bowl Portland was approved last week by the Downtown Portland Corp., a city-affiliated ...

  • Portland seeks $11M grant for major changes at 2 high schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department is seeking a federal grant that could lead to significant changes at two of the city's three high schools. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said the district is finalizing an application for a five-year, $11 million federal grant to make s...

  • Floodplain maps put homeowners in harm's way

    YARMOUTH — There's a sliver of water running behind Jamie Brookes' house on

  • Celebrating the life of Judge Frank M. Coffin

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer listens to a speaker as friends, family and colleagues gathered Saturday, May 8, at the University of Southern Maine's Abromson Community Education Center in Portland to celebrate the life of Frank M. Coffin, the former congressman, chief judge of the U.S...

  • Scarborough High School senior dies in prom-night crash

    SCARBOROUGH — A high school senior was killed and three other teenagers were injured when their car was struck by a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of Payne Road and Holmes Road Saturday evening. Police said Stephen Delano, 18, and Kevin Grondin, who graduated from Scarboro...