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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • Portland warehouse gets new life as urban farm, fermentory

    PORTLAND — A single-story, brick warehouse in East Bayside may seem the antithesis of a farm, but a pair of thirty-somethings are looking to change that. Eli Cayer, 37, and David Homa, 34, have teamed up to establish the Urban Farm Fermentory at 200 Anderson St., where they are not l...

  • Trestle tussle in Portland sinks federal grant effort for trails

    PORTLAND — Competing visions for the future of the railroad bridge at the mouth of Back Cove have sunk a regional effort to secure more than $1 million in federal grants for bridge and trail projects in greater Portland. Several municipalities and trail groups, including

  • School Committee to urge Portland parents not to turn over kids' Social Security numbers

    PORTLAND — The School Committee next week will consider a resolution opposing a new state program for tracking student performance by collecting Social Security numbers. This is the first year school districts are required by the state to ask parents to provide their children's Socia...

  • Portland-based nonprofit sees opportunity in medical marijuana 'caregivers'

    PORTLAND — The state's eight sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to begin operating by the end of this year, providing the drug to potentially thousands of Mainers who have notes for it from their doctors. The dispensaries will provide one-stop shopping for people ...

  • Brunswick House candidates to attend forums

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates for Maine House District 66 plan to participate in a series of public forums to be held between Sept. 7 and 15. Each forum will run from 7-9 p.m. A “Food and Energy” forum will be held at Frontier Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 7, followed by “Tr...

  • S.P., Cape get grants to fight underage drinking

    AUGUSTA — The South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments are among 15 law enforcement agencies to receive state grants to enforce underage drinking laws. South Portland will receive nearly $15,000 over the next two years, while Cape Elizabeth will get nearly $10,000.

  • Making the ride easier

    Riders travel along Route 201 in Topsham on Aug. 28 during the 25th Dan Michaud Memorial Ride for the Maine Hospice Council. The event raises money for hospice care in Maine, and is named for Dan R. Michaud of Topsham, who died at age 32. The ride, which started and finished on the Brunswick Mall...

  • Late-summer veil

    Morning fog glides along the Cathance River near Route 201 in Topsham on Saturday morning, Aug. 28.