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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Committee releases grant funding recommendations for Portland social services

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of reviewing which agencies and projects should get federal community development money will present its final recommendations to the City Council March 8. The city expects to dole out about $2.1 million in Community Development Block Grant money fo...

  • Proposed Scarborough school budget would eliminate 43 jobs

    SCARBOROUGH — More than 100 residents packed the standing-room-only Town Council Chambers for the first public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, on Superintendent David Doyle’s proposed $34.3 million School Department budget. The proposal for fiscal 2011 would eliminate 43 jobs to hel...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.

  • Bowdoin to host Angela Davis, Oxford scholar

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will host two noted speakers next week. Educator, author, socialist and political activist Angela Davis will visit the campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, for “A Conversation with Angela Davis.”

  • Silent protest

    About 100 teachers, school staffers and parents assembled at the RSU 1 School Board meeting in West Bath on Monday night, Feb. 22. They silently protested the lack of success in contract negotiations, holding signs reading" Still No Contract" and "175 days without a contract," and left the meeting ...

  • Storm surge

    Scarborough senior Heather Carrier raises the championship plaque while her classmates exult after winning a first-ever regional basketball title on Feb. 20 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The Red Storm take on Skowhegan in the Class A state game on Saturday, Feb. 27. Sports, P...

  • Cape municipal budget proposal holds the line on spending, reduces tax rate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town manager's proposed municipal budget for fiscal year 2011 contains no overall spending increase and a three-cent reduction in the property tax rate. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the $8.5 million budget would maintain current services and employment, and the...

  • South Portland school cuts target 31 jobs, 1 middle school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The superintendent of schools presented a $39.4 million budget proposal Wednesday night that includes the elimination of 31 jobs. Superintendent Suzanne Godin's budget would require 29 layoffs, including four teachers, nine assistant coaches, two Central Office staffers ...